The flagship Advanced Casting Research Center, founded in 1985, has the distinction of being the longest-running center of MPI at WPI. ACRC – originally known as the Aluminum Casting Research Laboratory – was formed by Diran Apelian, the Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI. Apelian ultimately launched MPI at WPI in 1996. As founding director of MPI, he continues to direct […]
Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies on April 18, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mishra’s effective role in promoting unity among the engineering societies.
ACRC members voted to begin work on two new research projects focused on process development and new alloy systems: 60-40-10 Cast Aluminum Alloy. This project will focus on developing an aluminum alloy system that improves the toughness of sand castings in order to enhance the ability of designers to achieve weight reduction without sacrificing part […]
The International Journal of Metalcasting (IJMC) which is published by our ACRC member – the American Foundry Society – has been designated the official research journal of the World Foundry Organization (WFO). “Being selected as the official research journal of the WFO is a testament to the quality of the journal, our editorial board and […]