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October 23, 2020 Jeremy Boren

Wabtec’s Neighborhood, Honeywell, Cargill Chocolate Lab

Wabtec Corp. to Open Additive Manufacturing Center near Pittsburgh

Source: Pittsburgh International Airport

Wabtec — named after the locomotive air brake that George Westinghouse invented — is opening an additive manufacturing center near a slightly newer form of transformation, Pittsburgh International Airport.

“This will give Wabtec the chance to deploy the latest additive manufacturing technology, to make aluminum transit components like brake parts and heat sinks for locomotives,” NextPittsburgh reports.

The announcement makes Wabtec the first anchor tenant for a development dubbed Neighborhood 91, which gets its name from the fact that the City of Pittsburgh has 90 neighborhoods within its borders.

“Additive technology is a key focus area for us that provides new capabilities to drive innovation where traditional manufacturing could not,” said Eric Gebhardt, Wabtec’s Chief Technology Officer. “This agreement continues our investment in resources that enable our engineers to design new and complex products for the industries we serve. As the first development in the world to connect all elements of the additive manufacturing supply chain into a single location, Neighborhood 91 is the ideal location to fully realize the potential of this technology.”

Slated to be complete by spring 2021, Wabtec “will be able to ship parts immediately from the airport to any location in the world within 24 hours, which will improve supply chain performance and cut transportation costs,” according to the company.

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Honeywell PPE Helps Football Fans Stay Safe at the Game

Source: Carolina Panthers

Football fans have returned to NFL stadiums, albeit in much smaller numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help fans protect themselves, Honeywell is providing Honeywell Safety Packs to fans, according to the company.

Each pack contains a mask, sanitizer and wipes.

The Carolina Panthers, for example, are limiting seating to 5,200 fans, about 7 percent of the stadium’s 74,000-person capacity.

“The excitement of the game will be the same, but it’s going to look a little different,” said Eddie Levins, director of security and infection control officer for the Panthers.

Cargill Builds $21M ‘House of Chocolate’ Lab, Features Chocolate Experience Center

Source: Cargill

Cargill Inc. is planning to build a House of Chocolate innovation lab in Belgium, where business customers will be able to visit a chocolate experience center.

The new $21 million facility will be built next to an existing Cargill chocolate production facility.

“Innovation stands at the forefront of our House of Chocolate, as we bring together all our expertise and resources,” said Harold Poelma, President of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate.

“It will allow us to collaborate with customers at every step of their product development journey, transforming ideas into reality using a streamlined approach to facilitate innovation and deliver greater efficiency and speed to market.”

The center is set to open in January 2022.

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Jeremy Boren

Jeremy is GrayMatter's Brand Manager and the author of TechHub and the emPOWERUP Podcast. He writes about digital solutions, trends and culture in the world of operational technology. Jeremy's background is in daily journalism. He has a passion for storytelling and enjoys highlighting the technologies and professionals taking on complex challenges in manufacturing, energy, cybersecurity and infrastructure.