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, we have pushed the boundaries on education and research to enhance the metal casting industry. 

Two facilities allow us to amplify research and testing: the materials research and foundry focused site is located in the Applied Engineering Building (AEB) on campus at UN and the Foundry 4.0 Center located at Cedar Valley TechWorks in Waterloo. 

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