IW News

Stadt aus Stahl (“Steel City”)


“Pittsburgh was the metropolis of heavy industry.  The city has successfully reinvented itself as the center of inventors.  A local visit with 3D printers, drones and robots.”

Read more in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Additive Manufacturing Brings Universal Change


"Additive manufacturing or 3D printing - the sequential layering of material to create multi-dimensional objects - is on the upswing among companies in the Pittsburgh region."  It creates less waste and requires less raw material which can result in less inventory and improved cash flow.

Read more in Working Parts Magazine

New team joins with Astrobotic on quest for the moon


Team AngelicvM, a fellow Lunar Xprize team, is sending its rover along with Astrobotic’s rocket and spacecraft to the moon.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times

How Newshoring is Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing


Pittsburgh upstart manufacturing companies are taking advantage of the “newshoring” trend which “emphasizes triangulating supply chains around centers of innovation, production and demand, and leads to the creation of new employment opportunities.”

Read more in Bloomberg

Biodiesel conversion drives Point Breeze’s Optimus Technologies business


Pittsburgh takes a step toward achieving its environmental goals to reduce emissions by adding 20 Optimus Technologies fuel systems to 20 Pittsburgh Public Works trucks allowing them to run on 100 percent biodiesel.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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