If successful, the investment is expected to significantly lower CO2 emissions that are believed to cause climate change, as well as lower overall fuel costs for the country's car owners and businesses.
Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned to make a major impact in additive manufacturing. "We really have the whole ecosystem for additive manufacturing, with everyone working collaboratively.”
Pittsburgh companies are looking for you. Check out Black Box, Alcoa, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Zoll and NextGauge.
Their new product is making aluminum the material of choice for Ford, allowing for lighter, more efficient vehicles such as the hugely popular pick-up truck, the Ford F150. It's a "giant leap forward in truck technology" and a game changer for Alcoa.