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Catalyst Connection Launches Women in Leadership Program

By Julia Mericle, Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Catalyst Connection introduced its new Women in Leadership program on Tuesday, created in partnership with management consulting company Development Dimensions International.  The year-long series of sessions aims to give women in leadership positions actionable strategies to accelerate their careers, said Erica Frischmann, small manufacturing business advisor at Catalyst Connection. She […]


8 Common Questions Manufacturers Have About Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers seem to have split into two groups when it comes to additive manufacturing (AM): Large companies that were early adopters and evangelize its transformative benefits Smaller manufacturers who are cautiously trying to determine if AM is worth the investment. During my work at Catalyst Connection, a nonprofit manufacturing consultancy that’s part of the MEP National NetworkTM, […]


How to Identify Production Use Cases for Additive Manufacturing

By Connie Palucka, VP of Consulting at Catalyst Connection When many people think of additive manufacturing (AM), they think of rapid prototyping. After all, 3D printing is synonymous with AM, and 3D printers have increasingly appeared in schools and homes as the technology has matured and become more affordable. But the technology hasn’t just become […]