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GE Opens New Additive Manufacturing Facility in Pittsburgh

April 8, 2016

As Pittsburgh natives, we’ve been awaiting the Opening of GE’s New Additive Manufacturing Facility there.  The Grand Opening was earlier this week.  Officially named the Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA), the plant is officially located southwest of the city near the airport in Findlay Township.  The move symbolizes GE’s belief that improving the speed and effectiveness of additive manufacturing will give it a strategic advantage.  Just “down the road” from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh – Hail Pitt – perhaps GE will collaborate with these schools on AM research.

According to Business Wire, 

“The new facility represents a $39 million investment over three years and will result in the creation of 50 high-tech engineering jobs initially, in disciplines ranging from mechanical and electrical to systems and software engineering. This is GE’s first multi-modal site in the U.S., designed as an innovation hub offering training and development in both design and applications.

Having lived through the repeated Pittsburgh-based plant closings of the 80s and 90s, personally we’re hoping this is just the beginning of a bright, high-tech renaissance for SW Pennsylvania.  

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