Alcoa’s Pittsburgh Alcoa African Heritage Network (PAAHN) ERG and Vibrant Pittsburgh recently hosted a mentoring program at Alcoa with participants from the Re-entry through Industry Specific Education (RISE) Project, a Goodwill Industries YouthWorks program. This provided an opportunity for the students to meet and interact with professionals to learn about careers, work ethics, preparation, and setting goals. (Courtesy Photo/Vibrant Pittsburgh/File)
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) _ Alcoa has opened a facility in the Pittsburgh suburbs that will produce metal powders used in three-dimensional printing to make aerospace industry materials.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (http://bit.ly/29klIrK ) the company says its new Upper Burrell Township facility will help it expand the additive manufacturing technology by increasing the availability of titanium, nickel and aluminum powders.
The facility is part of a $60 million expansion at its Alcoa Technical Center.
Additive manufacturing is the process in which products are designed on a computer and printed out of layered materials into one product. Complicated shapes and designs in aerospace and transportation products can be produced in one step and marketed quickly.
The expansion at the technical center is expected to create about 100 jobs.