Purdue installs composite molding press

Purdue University in Indiana, USA, has installed a Wabash MPI composite molding press at its the new collaborative research facility. The down-acting 250 ton composite molding press has 42’ by 42’ heated platens up to 1000°F and cooled platens.

According to the company, the press will help Purdue University develop next-generation composite molding compounds for the LNG, wind power and automotive industries. The West Lafayette, Indiana facility allows for collaboration of educational resources and research.

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