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: Judge Denies Robert Bowers' Motion For Govt. To Produce Evidence It Monitored His Online Activities
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: Pa. Native, Penn State Grad Carl Nassib Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active NFL Player
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: Mary Maloney Shows Display Of Strength, Determination As Rehab Continues Following Spinal Cord Injury
The county executive says he expects to announce more tenants for Neighborhood 91 in the coming week.