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June 17, 2019

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.
July 18, 2018

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.
June 5, 2017

DOE Funds Research On Making Energy-Efficient Sheet Metals

A novel way to create sheet metal could generate big energy savings in motorized machines.

Purdue University engineers are getting a $1.5 million federal grant to begin studying the new process and its applications this summer.
May 10, 2016

Pesky squeaks and squeals caused by 3 types of 'stick-slip' behavior

Researchers have uncovered key features of the dynamics of a form of jerky motion responsible for phenomena as diverse as squeaks and squeals in door hinges and automotive brakes, joint wear in the human body and the sudden shifting of tectonic plates leading to earthquakes.
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