GE has opened its first additive manufacturing (AM) center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
GE has opened its first additive manufacturing (AM) center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

GE has opened its first additive manufacturing (AM) center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, contributing 50 jobs to local economy.

The new $39 million facility will drive innovation and implementation of additive manufacturing across the company, the company said.

The opening of the Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) 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 US, designed as an innovation hub offering training and development in both design and applications.

In conjunction with the CATA opening, GE has also launched a white paper (pdf) entitled The Future Workforce: Advanced Manufacturing’s Impact on the Economy detailing advanced manufacturing’s positive impact on jobs and in shaping the future of work. It can be found here

‘Today’s opening is strong evidence that GE is leading the digital transformation of industry, starting with a hub for the advancement of additive manufacturing techniques,’ said GE Chief Productivity Officer Philippe Cochet. ‘The application of insights from digital connectivity in collaboration with intelligent devices will elevate the skills of our workforce, streamline productivity and enhance product development overall.’

This story uses material from GE, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.