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. 

The FEF Summer Interns will gain first-hand advanced 3D modeling skills, knowledge of metal casting mold design, tooling & investment casting patterns and process simulation.  They will also acquire hands-on experience with 3D sand printing operations & maintenance and robotic sand milling.   The opportunities will include design, laser scanning for reverse engineering & measurement, post processing, physical property testing and data collection.  Interns will also be exposed to additive manufacturing part production setup including, digital light processing (DLP/SLA), Binder Jetting (Sand/PMMA) printing, wax printing and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

This will be the second consecutive year that the MCC has brought in interns from the foundation and this summer students have come from far and wide.  The 2019 Interns represent Georgia Southern University, California Polytechnic State University, Kent State University and the Technological Institute of Saltillo in Mexico. 

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