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Pittsburgh is defined by 90 neighborhoods, and at the 91st neighborhood – the additive manufacturing supply chain development (dubbed Neighborhood 91) at Pittsburgh International Airport – the first tenant has moved in.
Wabtec opened its 11,000-square-foot facility on the campus last week and plans to utilize the location for producing “large-scale and lightweight parts, such as brake parts and heat sinks, for its rail industry customers.” Wabtec aims to reduce lead times by up to 80% with the innovations.
This is a champagne-popping moment for the development, which was announced in 2019, but it won’t be the last. Other tenants are also inked to locate there. Arencibia has signed a letter of intent for a 10,000-square-foot plant, and Rusal America selected N91 for a new aluminum powder business.
From the Blog
When you’re named the top emerging life sciences cluster in the U.S., do you sit back and wait for the development and investment to roll in?
No. Why would you?
The way to leap from emerging to established is to build the ecosystem proactively with what a life sciences community needs to succeed: labs, tech transfer relationships, and spaces for the collaboration of research, innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish.
Wexford Science + Technology is doing just that in Pittsburgh with The Assembly, a 355,000-square-foot development of research and innovation space that contains over 100,000 square feet of purpose-built lab space.
Michael Dembert, one of Wexford Science + Technology’s leads on the development, writes about the activity, the potential and much more in our latest blog.
Jit Sinha, Co-Founder, Resolve Growth Partners
Two ecosystems breaking out: life sciences & additive manufacturing
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