Anna Mancuso

Smart Manufacturing – A Competitive Necessity: Industry Report Part One

This is the first of three Smart Manufacturing Reports from SME. Three years ago the world was introduced to Amazon Echo, and its now popular intelligent personal assistant, Alexa. Today, millions of Americans interact with Alexa (or Google Home or Nest) to play a favorite song, turn on the lights, change a thermostat or even […]

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3 Questions about XR Technologies

Guest Blogger: Karen Alexander PhD – XRconnectED What Is XR? XR is a term that refers collectively to a range of technologies. Virtual Reality is a completely computer-generated environment that is experienced by wearing a VR headset. Because the environment and the objects within it are digital, they can be manipulated and the user can […]

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Nine Smart Factories Lighting the Way to a Winning Industry 4.0 Strategy

Original Article: Industry Week, John Hitch The future of manufacturing is a dark place, shrouded in the unknown. As wise Master Yoda once said, “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” As in that galaxy far, far away, there are so many variables with which to consider: The skills gap, the aging workforce, […]

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Catalyst Connection is moving to Hazelwood Green

Original Article: NEXTPittsburgh, Bill O’Toole Hazelwood Green, the 178-acre site that houses an economic development program several generations in the making, just signed a new tenant. Catalyst Connection, a Pittsburgh-based workforce development organization dedicated to helping small manufacturers, will move its headquarters to the Hazelwood Green site in October of 2019. The group will occupy 8300 square feet on […]

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