Rusal America, an En+ Group company, announced it has joined Neighborhood 91, an innovation center dedicated to Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology located at Pittsburgh International Airport’s (PIT) Innovation Campus.
Neighborhood 91 will be home to Rusal America’s new aluminum AM powders business announced in January 2021.
“En+ Group is a leader in low-carbon aluminum through our ALLOW brand,” said C. Brian Hesse, President and CEO of Rusal America.
Rusal America’s powders portfolio serves the aerospace and automotive industries. With Neighborhood 91’s proximity to Pittsburgh International Airport and the region’s academic institutions, Rusal America will be joined by other next generation AM innovators in a region with a long history of manufacturing leadership in the U.S.
Neighborhood 91 is the first development of the 195-acre Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. It is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
Rusal America’s parent company, En+ Group, is a large and low-cost producer of aluminum outside of China and a clean energy business. Through its hydropower resource, En+ Group produces low-carbon aluminum.
En+ Group recently announced its ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the entire business by at least 35% by 2030 and to become net zero by 2050. Neighborhood 91’s end-to-end manufacturing ecosystem supports these ambitions by providing:
• Co-location of capital resources
• On-site recycling of inert gases
• An efficient and reliable microgrid
• Reduced transportation emissions