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 enhance research and testing. The materials research and foundry focused site is located in the Industrial Technology Center (ITC) on campus at UNI. The Foundry 4.0 center featuring North America’s largest commercially available 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.