MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — Pittsburgh International Airport has a new neighbor.
Wabtec has opened a 3D printing plant at an industrial park known as Neighborhood 91. It is called that because officials want the high-tech site to be considered part of Pittsburgh’s existing 90 neighborhoods.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Kids Get Free Halloween Costumes Thanks To Emma Munson Foundation
Wabtec’s new plant will manufacture its railcar parts on a 3D printer. Wabtec is the first tenant on the 195-acre Pittsburgh International Airport Innovation Campus.READ MORE: Woodland Hills High School Moves To Virtual Instruction Due To 'Credible Threats' After Fights At School
The hope is Wabtec will soon be joined by more 3D plants. Once the product comes off the printer, it is immediately shipped out from the airport.
“Wabtec is a great Pittsburgh company,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “It’s been around for over 150 years. … Additive manufacturing is going to be the future. Jobs, economic impact right here at the airport.”MORE NEWS: 'It Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better:' Relief On Gas Prices Not On The Horizon
The county executive says he expects to announce more tenants for Neighborhood 91 in the coming week.