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MCC Updates

UNI's Additive Manufacturing Center hosts 3-D Printing Camp for Kids

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The University of Northern Iowa's Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC), located at the TechWorks building in Waterloo, just completed hosting a three-day camp for Cedar Valley students interested in STEM. Panther Park 3-D was one of many camps offered by the STEM program at UNI. Focusing on a "Jurassic Park" dinosaur theme, the camp granted students the opportunity to broaden and develop their STEM interests and skills with an immersive 3-D printing and design experience involving dinosaurs. For many of the students, it was their first inside look into the world of 3-D printing.

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University of Northern Iowa- Additive Manufacturing Center Hosts FEF Summer Interns

FEF Interns 2019

July 22, 2019 (WATERLOO, IA) –The University of Northern Iowa Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) is hosting four Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) student interns for the summer of 2019.  They will gain experience in the processing and operation of the metal casting additive manufacturing applications available in the lab including hard tooling, investment cast expendable patterns, sand printing and sand milling, as well as both research and production activities under the guidance and direction of the Project Managers. 

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Metal Casting Center offers a 'truly unique' experience

Hidden in a corner of downtown Waterloo, just a few blocks away from some of the city’s most popular entertainment attractions, sits a nondescript brick building that’s home to Cedar Valley TechWorks. Most people wouldn’t guess that the building, located 15 minutes away from the UNI campus, is not only a main hub for UNI students studying metal casting, but also a nationally recognized center for innovation in the manufacturing industry.

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About us.

The University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Center is a nationally recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. For more than 25 years, the we have pushed the boundaries on education and research to enhance the metal casting industry. 

Two facilities allow us to enhance research and testing. The materials research and foundry focused site is located in the Industrial Technology Center (ITC) on campus at UNI. The additive manufacturing center featuring North America’s largest 3D printer is located at Cedar Valley TechWorks in Waterloo.

Our efforts and projects link university-grade research, resources, and students to private sector applications.

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70+

Industry-funded projects have been completed

89%

Placement rate for UNI Metal Casting graduates

17%

Metal Casting experts make 17% more than non-manufacturing industries

90%

Of all manufactured durable goods contain metal castings

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