May 8-11, 2017 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Exhibits May 9-11
Pittsburgh is a national hub for manufacturing and innovation. With a strong focus on advanced manufacturing, the region is home to world headquarters for global leaders and groundbreaking additive manufacturing facilities.
Pittsburgh is home to more than 120 research centers and 3,000 advanced manufacturing firms that employ nearly 96,000 people. Pennsylvania employs over 568,000 people in manufacturing.
Manufacturing is one of the Pittsburgh region’s top industries by Gross Regional Product (GRP), with over $12 billion in GRP.
A $3 billion investment in university, corporate and government R&D annually highlights the Pittsburgh region’s commitment to innovation.
In Pennsylvania and its surrounding states, a combined 45% of the workforce is employed in manufacturing, with the area accounting for 15% of the total manufacturing output in the United States.
Recent Additive Manufacturing Developments in the Pittsburgh Region
Alcoa, a leader in lightweight metals technology, opened a state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility in July 2016 at the Alcoa Technology Center near Pittsburgh.
In April 2016, GE opened the Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) near Pittsburgh, which is focused on developing and implementing industrial additive manufacturing applications.
The NextManufacturing Center at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University is one of the world’s leading research centers for additive manufacturing. In 2016, the center created a consortium to advance additive manufacturing technology to widespread adoption and certification.
In 2015, two separate University of Pittsburgh research projects to improve design development for structures in additive manufacturing received more than $1.7 million in funding through America Makes.
The Tri-State Region is Bridging the Gap to Advanced Manufacturing
Sources: Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Bureau, National Association of Manufacturers