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Cedar Valley Additive Manufacturing Users Group December Meeting

The Cedar Valley Additive Manufacturing Users Group will be having its first annual Holiday Potluck and Project Showcase on December 14, 2017. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and any projects they have been working on that include additive manufacturing. Demonstration of a user’s “pancakeBot” will be making cornbread cakes with honey for all in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there.

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9th Graders Tour Additive Manufacturing Center

Aside from research and development, undergraduate and graduate student learning, and additive manufacturing work, a frequent occurrence at the Additive Manufacturing Center in Waterloo, IA is tours. Often it is for industry groups, political officials, and especially frequent, students.  Last week, 200 9th graders toured the facility and three graduate students (Nathaniel Bryant, Kip Woods and Craig Ertle) were on hand to give tours and demonstrations to showcase the center's capabilities when it comes to 3D printing. Check out pictures below. 

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And the Metal Working Badge Goes to...Boy Scout Troop 38

The University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Center (MCC), in conjunction with UNI American Foundry Society (AFS) Student Chapter, hosted a metal working workshop for the Boy Scouts, Troop 38 from Monona, IA on Saturday, November 4th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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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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Industry-funded projects have been completed


Placement rate for UNI Metal Casting graduates


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


Of all manufactured durable goods contain metal castings


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