Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., was honored for its innovative materials design work in the Process/Prototyping category in R&D Magazine’s 2017 R&D 100 Awards program. Each year, the magazine recognizes outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. Techmer PM earned the award for its work collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and BASF to design two new, 3-D printable, engineering thermoplastic compounds—Electrafil® PPS 3DP and Electrafil® PPSU 3DP. Known jointly as TEAMM (Techmer PM Engineered Additive Manufacturing Materials), the compounds were developed specifically for high-temperature autoclave tooling applications used in composite part production.
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