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Emmert and Bandara Recover Rare Earth Elements

With support from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering at WPI, and postdoctoral fellow H.M. Dhammika Bandara have developed a method of chemically extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. The goal is to […]

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New Roadmap Outlines Strategy to Advance Development and Implementation of Thermal Manufacturing Technologies in the Next Five Years

Cross-industry Consortium Leads the Way to Advanced Thermal Manufacturing Worcester, Mass. and Materials Park, OH (September 22, 2015) – A new roadmap released Tuesday outlines a near-term strategy for the accelerated development and implementation of advanced technologies across the many industries that rely on thermal manufacturing, which collectively employ more than 5.4 million people and […]

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MPI Celebrates 50 Years of Research

The Spring 2015 meeting of ACRC and CHTE included a gala event to celebrate the 50 combined years of research at the Metal Processing Institute (MPI): 30 years of ACRC research, 15 years of CHTE research, and 5 years of CR3 research. Watch this video to view the highlights of the many accomplishments of MPI. […]

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ACRC and CHTE Annual Spring Meeting June 2-3, 2015

The upcoming ACRC and CHTE Spring Meetings will be held at WPI, Worcester, MA, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd (registration begins at 1:00 p.m.) and will adjourn Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:30 p.m. This year we are also celebrating 50 years of research: ACRC – 30 years, CHTE – 15 years, and […]

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CR3 Adds Four New Research Projects

During the CR3 Annual Spring Meeting, four new research projects were introduced: Online Slag and Bullion Analysis by LIBS Objective: to explore the accuracy and robustness of LIBS for Cu, Pb slag or fayalitic slag and bullion analysis Recovery of Valuable Metals from Flue Dust and Other Fines from Mechanical Treatment of e‐Scrap Objective: to recover […]

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Rod Riek Awarded Merton C. Flemings Award

ACRC member Rod Riek is the winner of the 2015 Flemings award, which is given to individuals who significantly contribute to the commercial application of the solidification processing fundamentals. Rod has an impressive career. He is currently the principal at Material Insights LLC, a consultancy advising clients in materials and processing related issues, product development, […]

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ACRC Posthumously Honors Jerry Kucharczyk with Witt Award

The prestigious ACRC Ray H. Witt Award is given every two years to those who exhibit leadership in the aluminum casting industry, who invest resources in its future, and educate and train new talent. At the 2015 ACRC June meeting, Jerry Kucharczyk will be honored posthumously. His family will be in attendance. “Jerry was a […]

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David Weiss Awarded AFS John A. Penton Gold Medal

ACRC member David Weiss received the John A. Penton Gold Medal from the American Foundry Society (AFS) for pioneering work and his willingness to explore new technologies in aluminum, magnesium and metal matrix composite alloys, and leadership within AFS and the premium aluminum casting industry. Dave received the award at the 2015 MetalCasting Congress.

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Eck Industries and Magna International Win Best in Class

ACRC members Eck Industries and Magna International win Best in Class at the 2015 AFS/Metal Casting Design & Purchasing Magazine Competition. Magna International Magna won best in class for its high pressure vacuum diecast multi-material lightweight vehicle front kick down rail for the automotive industry. This is a significant accomplishment for the casting industry. The […]

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