Manufacturing Research

Fueling advanced manufacturing growth across Indiana’s Hard Tech Corridor: reimagine IN-MaC through Purdue in West Lafayette and Indianapolis

To fuel and impact the ongoing manufacturing renaissance and expand its reach across Indiana, Purdue University is launching The Indiana Next-Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) node at Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Purdue IN-MaC, Endress+Hauser cooperate on STEM studios for K-8 students

Endress+Hauser, a services and solutions provider for industrial project engineering and Purdue Polytechnic industry partner, is cooperating with Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) to provide a Design and Innovation Studio for early education and workforce development. The classroom and maker space is being built in Endress+Hauser’s new commercial office and light industrial facility in Greenwood, Ind.

Purdue Polytechnic, PROSTEP partner to power, extend integration solutions for manufacturing research, education

PROSTEP, a vendor-neutral integration, migration, data exchange, and consulting solutions provider for PLM various industries, will deploy OpenPDM at Purdue’s Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), which houses the Intelligent Manufacturing Testbed.

Flexible materials and 3D printing – the next generation of additive manufacturing

Soft actuators, components in mechanical devices that enable movement, are inspired by biological systems but can’t yet replicate the complexity of the human body. Purdue Polytechnic’s David Gonzalez Rodriguez is researching the creation of 3D-printed flexible structures that can function as soft actuators and sensors.

Awareness and access: A research approach to changing perceptions and building Indiana’s future manufacturing workforce

Sascha Harrell, director of workforce development and education for Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), and Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel are collaborating on the creation of a long-term research project intended to study how industry and education can work together to change children’s perceptions about careers in manufacturing.

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.