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Rail Industry Manufacturer Reduces Waste via AM

American manufacturers are starting to talk more like Europeans, where fuel is costly, and words like “sustainability” pepper conversations. One case in point is the 2020 Sustainability Report for freight and transit rail manufacturer Wabtec Corporation.

https://www.sme.org/technologies/articles/2021/april/rail-industry-manufacturer-reduces-waste-via-am/
Wabtec CEO pitches lawmakers on research institute with CMU to explore carbon-free rail technology

Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana pitched House lawmakers on Wednesday for federal support to decarbonize the U.S. rail transportation industry ahead of talks for upcoming infrastructure legislation this spring, saying the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer has a “clear path” to develop the next generation of zero-emission locomotives.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2021/03/17/Wabtec-CEO-Rafael-Santana-Congress-lawmakers-rail-technology-research-Carnegie-Mellon/stories/202103170010?cid=search
Port of Los Angeles Honored with Infrastructure ‘Gamechanger’ Award for Port Optimizer™

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognizes infrastructure projects around the U.S. that it considers to be Gamechangers — innovative projects and programs that move infrastructure modernization forward. Among this year’s ASCE Gamechanger award recipients is the Port of Los Angeles for its Port Optimizer™, a digital portal providing real-time, data-driven insights for improving the performance and predictability of the port supply chain.

https://www.portoflosangeles.org/references/2021-news-releases/news_031121_portoptimizer_award
Wabtec believes full automation for railroads is within reach

Learn how Wabtec is developing the technology to increase safety, fuel efficiency, optimize rail operations and eventually, fully autonomous rail networks.

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2021/02/21/North-Shore-Wabtec-full-automation-railroads-safety-positive-train-control-human-error/stories/202102180186
Fuel Cells and Batteries: The Future of Mobility?

A Fuel Cell and Battery Story - Hydrogen and battery technologies will “progress in parallel but serve different needs” in transport applications, is among Osborne’s takeaways from Wilson, who is the former CEO of Hydrogenics, a Ontario, Canada-based fuel cell and electrolyzer company that was effectively acquired in 2019 by Cummins as part of the company’s New Power division.

https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/hydrogen-and-fuel-cells-the-future-of-mobility/
China’s Shenzhen Metro to Test Wabtec ‘Smart Windows’

Wabtec Corp. is teaming with Shenzhen Metro Co. and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd., to install and test six Smart Windows on a Metro Line 6 rapid transit train in China. The 30-mile line opened in August, and CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd., supplied the fleet of 51 six-car Type A trains.

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/chinas-shenzhen-metro-to-test-wabtec-smart-windows/
Wabtec signs on to be additive manufacturing anchor at airport's ambitious Neighborhood 91 project

A year ago, Wabtec Corp. made the first steel key to Neighborhood 91. Now it is taking up residence. Wabtec has reached an agreement to lease more than 11,000 square feet of space in Neighborhood 91, the hub for additive manufacturing being built at Pittsburgh International Airport.

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2020/10/15/Wabtec-Pittsburgh-International-Airport-Neighborhood-91/stories/202010150129
No engine, no oil: Wabtec making its pitch for battery-powered trains

From the outside, the locomotive whirring along Wabtec’s test tract in Erie looks almost like any other. The operator cab is pretty standard, too.

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/08/09/Making-the-pitch-for-battery-powered-trains-Wabtec-prepares-for-a-major-demonstration/stories/202008090039