The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a leading industry-university alliance dedicated to advancing the field of materials science. Through research in the areas of metal casting, heat treating, and resource recovery and recycling, MPI has earned awards, recognition, breakthrough patents, and industry accolades.

Working together, industry leaders and university researchers solve business challenges and improve manufacturing processes that save energy, reduce cycle time, increase productivity, and eliminate environmental waste.

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What Members Say

Robert  De Saro
Robert De Saro
President
ERCo

“There are many benefits to being a member. The first is networking with like-minded, motivated, highly accomplished engineers, scientists, and managers from a diverse set of companies. Second is the technology development and intellectual property. As a CR3 member, I can direct research for the benefit of my company. This has led to technology advances and income for my company that would not have occurred otherwise.”