Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence

Purdue's Product Lifecycle Management Center is an interdisciplinary research center.  The Center fuses the talents and resources from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Engineering, Science and Krannert School of Management into a single focused entity to serve as a resource for industry.  Through the study, training and implementation of product lifecycle management (PLM), the Center draws on expertise from all areas of the Purdue community to provide the Center's partners in business and industry with knowledge and tools.

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Nathan W. Hartman, Ed.D.

Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing
Associate Head, Computer Graphics Technology
Director, Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence


Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Indiana Manufacturing Institute (IMI)
1105 Challenger Avenue, Ste. 100
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Recent PLM News

Big Idea Challenge win funds research in smart manufacturing Posted on: April 06, 2017

Nathan Hartman, Dauch Family Professor for Advanced Manufacturing and associate head of the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, has been named a Discovery Park Big Idea Challenge winner.

Manufacturers discuss data, PLM for better decisions Posted on: November 30, 2016

Hartman researches how to best share information in 3D models Posted on: November 17, 2016

Manufacturers are moving from paper drawings to digital models of their products and parts. The ability to include more data within these models has created some concerns within the manufacturing industry.