As part of Penn State’s Campus Arts Initiative project, Cleveland-based sculptor Lauren Herzak-Bauman has been using Penn State Behrend's plastics processing lab to create, mold and fabricate the materials needed for “Color Walk,” the site-specific art project to be installed on the college in November.
Ralph Colby has partnered with two other Penn State researchers, Alicyn Rhoades and Scott Milner, to get a better basic understanding of how plastics cool from a liquid to solid shape in injection molding. Their work, which involves some new techniques, is already helping industry partners.
Students at Penn State Behrend now have access to Moldex3D, an industry-leading plastics flow simulation program, thanks to a new software gift valued at $1.2 million. The software was donated to the college by Moldex3D, in part because of the reputation of Penn State Behrend’s plastics engineering technology program, one of only six accredited programs in the United States.