Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Why Pittsburgh?

Only Pittsburgh has all stages of the additive manufacturing supply chain represented within 20 miles, proximity to world leading universities doing AM research, access to a diverse labor pool, and the desire to build on its history of regional innovation and manufacturing.

ManufacturingTHEN & NOW

We are the city that built America

Manufacturing never left Pittsburgh–it evolved.

We still make things, we just make them smarter.

Named 1 of only 4 Innovation Cities by Brookings Institute.


Our neighbors also includeWorld-class Universities.

So where’s the workforce going to come from to populate and make the Neighborhood run? Who’s going to advance and apply next generation research in the AM production ecosystem? Pittsburgh is producing “new collar” workers ready to take their place in the additive manufacturing industry thanks to institutions like the University of Pittsburgh whose dual strengths in piloting programs to augment and fill the AM/3D professional pipeline as well as applied AM and supply chain research complete the continuum in the neighborhood.

In fact, Pitt has established itself as a national leader in applied research in materials production, characterization processes, energy technologies and supply chain dynamics, strengthened by a network of industrial, academic, governmental, and regional collaborations. Together with them and other universities throughout the region, Neighborhood 91 will continue to grow as a fully functional, end-to-end AM ecosystem.

Carnegie Mellon University, also located in Pittsburgh, is world-renowned in Advanced and Additive Manufacturing, particularly as it relates to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.