Techmer PM becomes first materials supplier in Purdue University’s Composites Additive Manufacturing and Simulation Consortium

The innovative partnership will drive progress in expanding the number of material cards for physics-based simulations and providing printed material data to customers

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Purdue University’s Composites Additive Manufacturing and Simulation (CAMS) consortium

CLINTON, Tenn., July 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Techmer PM, a leading materials design company, proudly announces its induction as the first materials supplier in Purdue University’s Composite Additive Manufacturing and Simulation (CAMS) consortium. This marks a significant milestone in the industry, ushering in a new era of collaborative efforts to advance understanding and confidence in large-format additive manufacturing (LFAM).

The Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center (CMSC), home of the CAMS Consortium at Purdue, is world-renowned for its expertise in the fabrication, simulation, and characterization of composite materials. This new partnership through the CAMS Consortium will advance innovation and sustainability in materials science by bringing together top researchers, industry leaders and academic institutions. Techmer PM’s inclusion in this prestigious group underscores the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of materials solutions.

“We are honored to join Purdue University’s CAMS consortium and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in materials science and additive manufacturing,” said Mike McHenry, CEO of Techmer PM. “The value this partnership will bring to our customers is significant. We look forward to continuing to drive transformative change in serving our customers.”

Techmer PM has been at the forefront of the plastics industry and is known for its pioneering research and development initiatives. The company’s portfolio includes a wide range of high-performance materials designed to meet the changing needs of various sectors. By joining CAMS, Techmer PM aims to leverage collective expertise, such as Purdue University’s ADDITIVE3D simulation, to accelerate materials development for LFAM.

Dr. Eduardo Barocio, Director of Additive Manufacturing, expressed his enthusiasm for the new partnership: “Techmer PM and the CMSC team have a long-standing relationship, and we are delighted to welcome them to the CAMS consortium. Their track record of excellence and commitment to sustainability align perfectly aligned with our mission. We look forward to achieving great things with this partnership.”

Jenna Hunt, Additive Manufacturing Business Development Manager, Techmer PM, added: “ADDITIVE3D simulation data provides a remarkable baseline and offers the ability to make accurate machine-specific material cards. Through this unique partnership, we will broaden our material card portfolio to streamline users’ processes, reducing the number of iterations needed to create the perfect part – ultimately saving time and money while increasing speed to market.”

The CAMS consortium will benefit from Techmer PM’s extensive expertise and technological advances, particularly in recycling technology, and how it can be applied to LFAM. Techmer PM and Purdue University will combine physics and chemistry to create robust, tuned materials optimized for LFAM while providing training, validated simulation tools, material characterization and industry best practices.

Techmer is ready to deliver these commercial materials and, along with the software, help accelerate speed to market. For more information, email [email protected].

About Techmer PM

Techmer PM, LLC, founded in 1981, is a materials design company that specializes in modifying and fine-tuning the properties of engineering polymers. The company thrives on collaborating and partnering with plastics processors, manufacturers, designers, specifiers and brand owners. Using a broad portfolio of resins – from polyolefins to PEEK – Techmer PM helps manufacturers improve product function and appearance in a variety of end-use markets. The award-winning company operates seven North American plants and has extensive expertise in virtually all plastics and fiber-related processes, from additive manufacturing and blown film to nonwovens, injection molding and sheet extrusion. Techmer PM has been acknowledged by News about plastics on its “Best Places to Work” list six times since 2014. Learn more by visiting

About Purdue CMSC

The Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center (CMSC) is a bridge between the academic and industrial communities, connecting the global composites industry and Indiana manufacturing with Purdue University. CMSC research is driven by industry needs and grounded in academic rigor. Global sponsors and partners include aerospace and automotive manufacturers, tier 1 and 2 suppliers, material suppliers, wind power manufacturers and commercial software providers. CMSC is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Institute and is a Purdue University Center of Excellence.

State-of-the-art fabrication and characterization facilities provide a single point of contact for composite design, fabrication, prototyping and model validation. Finally, CMSC is dedicated to educating engineers throughout the composites community in composites manufacturing and simulation.


Jill Warren, Techmer PM, (tel. 865 457 6700) or [email protected]

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