Metal Processing Institute
Advanced Casting Research Center

The ACRC collaborative performs basic and developmental research relevant to the metal casting industry focusing on light metals, non-ferrous alloys, and semi-solid processing. The collaborative provides a forum, where the industrial and academic sectors jointly address the technological problems encountered in the metal casting industry.

The metal casting industry (aluminum, iron, steel, etc.) is about a $29 billion-a-year industry. In 1999, the sales value of aluminum castings manufactured in the United States grew to over $9 billion. ACRC addresses the technological needs of this industry and other light metals and non-ferrous alloys in a multidisciplinary fashion by integrating faculty from several disciplines. ACRC also serves as an educational center, disseminating results and developing courses and continuing education programs serving the industry.

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