Representatives on Hand to Discuss Car Created Using Unique Carbon Fiber-Based Formula
CLINTON, Tenn., March 10, 2015 – Techmer PM, LLC, a leading producer of value-added colors and additives for the plastics and fiber industries, is pleased to announce that it will display the popular 3-D printed Shelby Cobra at its booth during NPE2015, an international plastics exposition March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida.
The car, developed as part of a collaboration between Techmer ES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Techmer PM, LLC, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been generating a great deal of interest during tradeshows and demonstrations. On January 9, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got an inside view of the car when they toured Techmer PM’s Clinton, Tennessee, production facility before making a major regional manufacturing announcement. A few days later, the fully functioning electric car was featured at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Shelby Cobra body and chassis were printed with materials formulated by Techmer ES. The company created a unique carbon fiber-based formula to help the U.S. Department of Energy laboratory build a 3-D printing system that is 200 to 500 times faster and can print components ten times larger than what was previously possible.
“We are very excited to showcase the Shelby Cobra at NPE2015, the world’s largest plastics show,” said John Manuck, chairman and CEO of Techmer PM. “The car is representative of our expertise in customizing solutions and designing products that can push forward advanced applications such as 3-D printing.”
Team members who helped bring this innovative project to fruition will be at the booth, number S14041 in South Hall Level 1, to speak about next-generation 3-D printing applications. In addition, Techmer PM and Techmer ES executives, technology experts, and sales team members will be on hand to discuss other leading innovations and specific solutions to the most difficult product and business challenges.
About Techmer PM, LLC
Techmer PM, LLC, is a major producer of value-added masterbatch and engineered compounds for the plastics and fiber industries. The company manufactures and sells masterbatch under its Techmer PM brand and engineered thermoplastic compounds through its Techmer ES subsidiary. The company has worldwide manufacturing capabilities focusing on high-performance applications where quality, technical support, and problem solving are critical. Techmer PM was recognized by Plastics News on its “Best Places to Work 2014” list. Learn more by visiting techmerpm.com.
About Techmer ES
Techmer ES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Techmer PM, LLC, is a manufacturer of high-performance custom compounds used in the plastics industry. Its primary focus is delivering value solutions to the OEM and processing communities. The company’s products, which include lubricated, conductive, reinforced, and others, can be engineered to meet a broad range of specifications utilizing most thermoplastic resins from polyolefins to PEEK. Learn more by visiting techmeres.com.
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