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.

PLM Certificate Program

MBD Certificate Program

Purdue PLM News

Research Projects


PLM Meeting

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

Purdue joins 3D PDF consortium Posted on: October 07, 2016

Purdue University is the first university to join the 3D PDF Consortium in the new academia member category.

Hartman named Dauch Family Endowed Professor Posted on: August 26, 2016

The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved naming Nathan Hartman the Dauch Family Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing.

Integrating technology with tradition: advancing advanced manufacturing Posted on: July 20, 2016

It’s no easy task to name the differences between advanced manufacturing and traditional manufacturing. The distinctions are tough to pin down. How, then, does one define advanced manufacturing in the second decade of the new millennium?