About

The Swanson Center of Product Innovation is a full service product realization and fabrication facility located in G15 BEH within the Swanson School of Engineering. The facility has a full complement of both traditional machining technologies as well as state of the art additive manufacturing and reverse engineering tools to enable concept through production prototype validation of components and systems. A major educational feature of the center is a series of courses in product realization and entrepreneurship. These courses are offered at the senior level undergraduate or first level graduate engineering and science majors. These courses are offered as technical electives and are multidisciplinary in nature.

Mission Statement

Our mission at the John A. Swanson Center for Product Innovation is to be a unique workforce, rooted in a research and learning environment that is strongly connected with industry.
As the landscape of engineering design and product creation evolves, we will continue to address critical challenges within that landscape by using leading edge technology, and by meeting the needs of the regional manufacturing industry.

Message From The Dean

In April 2001, the John A. Swanson Center for Product Innovation (SCPI) opened its doors to educate students about product realization and to integrate industry into that education. We're proud it is a part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering.

The products and ideas realized in the SCPI are the foundation for a strong future. Please review the web site to learn more. We look forward to working with you.

Gerald D. Holder, Ph.D
USX Dean of Engineering

Swanson Center for Product Innovation
G15 Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15260
412-624-8878,412-648-7364