Xact Metal Celebrates 100th 3D Metal Printer Order

  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – May 15, 2023— Xact Metal, on a mission to make metal 3D printing affordable and to decentralize the technology, announced today that it has received its 100th printer order, a significant and exciting milestone in the company's growth. This achievement comes after the successful launch in 2021 of the XM200G, […]


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From best places to work, to award-winning compostable plateware and $26M real estate purchases, Happy Valley companies are making the news. With its vibrant tech and research community, State College has a decades-long history of producing life-changing tech products, leading cutting-edge research projects and hosting ambitious entrepreneurs ready to change the world. Here’s a quick […]

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Introducing HappyValley Industry

Where are the smartest places on earth? Maybe not where you think. Akron, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio are part of the Brain Belt that also includes Buffalo and our neighbor just 90 miles to the west, Pittsburgh. But with its abundance of exceptional science, technology and engineering talent, why didn’t Happy Valley make the list? […]

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11 Happy Valley Innovations That Changed the World

In 1998, Douglas Granger founded Salimetrics in a “dark, underequipped basement lab” at Penn State. While studying salivary cortisol, he found that while the research findings were high-impact, assay methods weren’t standardized and comparing data between studies was a challenge. Granger’s team recognized the need for better assays for this emerging field, so they maxed […]

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A Hero Story: KCF Technologies

KCF Technologies is in the business of giving companies the nudge they need to step into greatness through Industry 4.0 technology. As an engineering technologies company on a mission to optimize American manufacturing, they've helped hundreds of companies eliminate unplanned downtime, optimize machine reliability and increase production. KCF works with American manufacturers across the country […]

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Salimetrics: Growing, thriving and expanding in Innovation Park
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KCF Technologies: ECore's $20M Save

Becoming truly badass at anything requires you to step away from the status quo and start looking for a greater destiny. Think Bon Jovi. Al Pacino. Tom Brady. You think they settled for the status quo? Heck, no! Scott Geib at ECore didn’t settle for the status quo, either. Every plant experiences average, everyday maintenance […]

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The Ingenious Power of Partnership

Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and university / community / industry collaborations to facilitate the challenging process of turning research discoveries into valuable products and services that can benefit Pennsylvanians and humankind.
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