R&D Magazine honored Techmer PM for its innovative materials design work by naming it a winner in the Process/Prototyping category for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards program.
Each year, R&D Magazine recognizes the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The coveted awards – now in their 55th year – are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software that were developed throughout the world and introduced to the market the previous year.
Tom Drye, the Clinton-based firm’s vice president for emerging markets and innovation, and Alan Franc, product development manager, were on hand to accept the award at a black-tie ceremony Nov. 17 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla.
“These innovative compounds have enabled the transition of additive manufacturing from prototyping demonstrations to demanding industrial, aerospace, automotive and military applications,” said Drye. “This is a game changer in that it drastically cuts the expense and time associated with traditional metal tools.”
“The R&D 100 Awards have long been considered the most globally prestigious recognition of invention and innovation, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology,” noted Techmer PM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Manuck. “It is an honor to be included as one of the newest members of the elite R&D 100 Awards community along with our collaborative partners, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and BASF.”