Manufacturing Program at Purdue University Announces $18 Million in Federal Funding

Purdue University | September 01, 2020

A manufacturing program at Purdue University this week announced nearly $18 million in federal funding to expand its work with Indiana businesses.

The Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center received base funding through mid-2025, as well as advanced manufacturing technology and coronavirus relief legislation funding, through the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The three awards, combined with additional financing from local industry, are expected to bring the Purdue partnership’s budget to more than $30 million over the next five years.

Officials credited the program’s engagement with Indiana manufacturers and estimated a $4.35 billion economic impact. The program helped more than 1,200 companies in the past year with lean manufacturing, leadership development, quality improvement, and cybersecurity.

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The metals industry is a cyclical business that rides the ebb-and-flow of raw material pricing and mounting pressure from global competition. The homegrown legacy systems currently in place can’t keep pace with the changing market dynamics.Metals producers are not manufacturers in the traditional sense. They don’t put things together; rather, they transform material from one form to another. It is an all-in-one continuous process that doesn’t mirror what is happening at the automotive factory, for example. Of course, every industry has its economic ups and downs, but the pressures of the metal industry flow upstream to directly impact their customers ranging from automotive and aerospace manufacturers to construction companies

Spotlight

The metals industry is a cyclical business that rides the ebb-and-flow of raw material pricing and mounting pressure from global competition. The homegrown legacy systems currently in place can’t keep pace with the changing market dynamics.Metals producers are not manufacturers in the traditional sense. They don’t put things together; rather, they transform material from one form to another. It is an all-in-one continuous process that doesn’t mirror what is happening at the automotive factory, for example. Of course, every industry has its economic ups and downs, but the pressures of the metal industry flow upstream to directly impact their customers ranging from automotive and aerospace manufacturers to construction companies

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