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    The UNI MCC is home to the most technologically advanced additive manufacturing and design lab in the United States.
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    UNI's manufacturing technology degree is North America's highest ranked foundry educational program.

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Meet The Staff

To contact our staff email mcc-info@uni.edu, call 319-273-6894, or fill out our contact form!

Jerry Thiel, Director of MCC and AMC

Jerry Thiel

Travis Frush, Project Manager of AMC

Travis Frush
Project Manager

Nate Bryant, Assistant Project Manager at MCC

Nate Bryant
Assistant Project Manager

Kristi Wagner, Business Manager at AMC and MCC

Kristi Wagner
Business Manager

Sheri Bishop, Clerk IV for MCC and AMC

Sheri Bishop
Clerk IV

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 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.

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Partner Technical Societies

The UNI MCC / AMC is a proud member of the following organizations. We actively participate in these groups by providing research, serving on committees, and attending events. View our staff page to find the committees our staff is currently serving on. Thank you to these technical societies for providing research funding, educational resources, and networking opportunities!
American Founders Society
         American Founders Society
Steele Founders Society
          Steel Founders Society
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Investment Casting Institute