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Bechtel streamlines manufacturing processes with digital library

Knowing the types of machines available at Bechtel Innovation Design Center and being familiar with how they work is fundamental to Purdue students’ projects; however, becoming an expert in a machine’s use in order to create only one piece for a class project seemed a bit excessive. Matthew Swabey, Bechtel’s director, needed a happy medium, so he enlisted Bechtel’s student employees, led by Anirudh Pal, to devise a solution.

Lilly Endowment grants $40M toward creation of “Gateway” buildings for Polytechnic, Engineering

Gateway ComplexPurdue University announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has given a $40 million grant to help create Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, an interdisciplinary hub with project-based instructional labs, design studios and other collaborative spaces. The complex will replace the Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Labs facilities.

Bechtel center provides access to industrial tools for student innovators

The Bechtel Innovation Design Center is a makerspace on the Purdue campus that provides students with training and access to high-end equipment with which to build prototypes of their design ideas. Students from any Purdue major can use the waterjet, computer-aided design software, 3D printers or laser engravers.

Digital manufacturing research begins at new Manufacturing Design Laboratory

Numerous faculty from Purdue Polytechnic who participate in research and programs at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute will be able to use the new Manufacturing Design Laboratory, a research space that will focus on infusing Purdue resources and statewide manufacturing expertise into digital manufacturing technology.

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