Anna Mancuso

How Local Companies Benefited from the Maker-To-Manufacturing (M2M) Program

Catalyst Connection partnered with the Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) and the University of Pittsburgh to provide both physical and virtual support to small entities seeking to commercialize their products. The virtual Maker-to-Manufacturing Commercialization Center (M2M) connected entrepreneurial makers and small businesses to a larger ecosystem of manufacturing. M2M was able to offer services and […]

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5 Security Woes of IoT

By LEIA SHILOBOD – CEO of InTech Solutions As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more widespread in manufacturing environments to increase productivity and automation, manufacturers must be aware of the security risks or face the potentially catastrophic consequences. Who would think a sensor on a manufacturing line or security camera would pose a threat […]

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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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