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Chandrasekar receives ASME award

Srinivasan Chandrasekar, professor of industrial engineering, received the 2019 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal at the annual American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Annual Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference. The meeting took place at Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA, on June 13, 2019.

Sharpie or glue stick make cutting "gummy" metals easier

Everyday permanent markers, glue sticks and packing tape may offer a surprisingly low-tech solution to a long-standing nuisance in the manufacturing industry: Making soft and ductile, or so-called "gummy" metals, easier to cut.

The Center for Materials Processing and Tribology is a cooperative world-class cross-disciplinary research program involving the Schools of Industrial Engineering and Materials Engineering. The Center was established in 1999 with funds from the Purdue Academic Re-Investment Program. Prior to this, the Center was one of the major thrust areas within the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (1989-1994) and Collaborative Manufacturing (1994-1999).

The principal research thrusts of the Center are Manufacturing and Materials Processes, Advanced Structural Materials, Tribology of Material Systems for Enhanced Component Performance, and System Models that Integrate Process Parameters with Product Performance. The Center faculty research activities have been supported by companies, the NSF, and Federal agencies. The Center operates world-class research laboratories in Manufacturing Processes, Metrology, Tribology and Materials Characterization. More than 140 M.S. and Ph.D students have graduated from the Center since 1992.