LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A new design lab in Purdue's Research Park is working to make a global and local impact in automobile manufacturing.
The new lab with Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center as a part of the Indiana Manufacturing Institute located in Purdue's Research park. The CMSC labs focus on designing more financially and environmentally efficient cars, working primarily with carbon fiber.
Professor Jan-Anders Mansson says the space will be a testing site for Indiana companies developing advanced manufacturing systems. He also says the local impact will be the main focus of the work done.
"And for me it's always extremely important, I normally say our role is, global recognition, but local impact."
Mansson says the lab will be working closely with SIA, giving the factory a local resource for design and research.