Purdue Research Park To House $50 Million Indiana Manufacturing Institute, Support Advanced Composite Materials

Published: Feb 23, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Purdue Research Foundation Board of Directors recently approved construction of the $50 million, 62,000-square-foot Indiana Manufacturing Institute, where Purdue University researchers will expand research of composite materials manufacturing.

"Purdue is a recognized leader in composite materials, and the research that will be carried out in this new facility will advance this important technology for the new industries developing in Indiana," said R. Byron Pipes, the John Leighton Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Purdue and director for the new Purdue/state of Indiana center. "Advanced composite materials have broad, proven applications because of their lightweight properties and unusually high stiffness and strength. The Boeing 787 commercial airplane is a wonderful example of what this technology can achieve.

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