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MPI Involved in LM3I – a $148 Million White House Initiative

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March 12, 2014

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The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of four core academic facilities comprising the American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (LM3I), a new $148 million initiative recently announced by the White House that is aimed at helping to revitalize the nation’s manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness. LM3I is part […]

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WPI awarded $7.4 million by Army Research Lab

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March 3, 2014

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WPI is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the U.S. Army.  Richard Sisson, WPI professor and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, is the PI.  Diran Apelian (WPI professor/Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI), Yan Wang (WPI professor/Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3)), Makhlouf Makhlouf (WPI […]

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Aluminum Integrated Minimill to Transform Aluminum Processing

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February 10, 2014

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Energy Research Company and wTe Corporation (members of the Center for Resource Recovery&Recycling (CR3)) along with Materials Strategies LLC have won an award from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program to develop an Aluminum Integrated Minimill (AIM).  AIM will use 100% mixed aluminum scrap as the input to produce a specification cast product in a […]

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NADCA Scholarship Awarded to Shaymus Hudson

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January 30, 2014

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Shaymus Hudson, a PhD student at WPI and the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC), has won the impressive Steven Harmon Scholarship.  The scholarship was established in 2005 by family members of Twin City Die Castings Company as a memorial to the company’s long-time leader and President.  The scholarship is administered by NADCA, the organization committed […]

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ASM Roundtable Features Diran Apelian

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January 30, 2014

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Diran Apelian, WPI Professor and Director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI), and four other ASM thought leaders were featured in the November-December 2013 issue of am&p (Advanced Materials & Processes), an ASM publication.  The special roundtable focused on what the next 100 years of materials science and engineering might look like.  Discussions revolved around […]

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Diran Apelian Keynote Speaker at ARABAL

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January 30, 2014

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The 17th Arab International Aluminum Conference 2013 was held in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, November 5-7, 2013.  Diran Apelian, WPI Professor and Director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI), presented Knowledge Creation and Innovation Through Partnerships and Collaboration.  Arabal is the premier trade event for the Middle East’s aluminum industry.

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ACRC and CHTE Fall Meetings December 10-11

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November 7, 2013

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Join us for the 2013 Fall Meetings of ACRC and CHTE at 1:30pm on December 10 at WPI followed by a dinner reception at the Worcester Art Museum.  The general meetings for both groups will continue on December 12 beginning at 8:00am.  Click on the following respective center hotlinks for the agenda and registration form […]

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ACRC and CHTE Welcome New Industrial Members

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June 27, 2013

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Deformation Control Technology, GKN Sinter Metals, Oshkosh, Los Alamos National Lab, and Thermo-Calc were welcomed by Diran Apelian, MPI Director, into the Advanced Casting and Research Center (ACRC) and the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) at their semi-annual meetings on June 25-26 at WPI.  With the addition of these companies, ACRC and CHTE continue […]

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ACRC and CHTE Meetings June 25-26

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June 17, 2013

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Join us for the 2013 Spring Meetings of ACRC and CHTE on June 25 and 26 at WPI.  The meeting is open to all members and interested guests. The ACRC/CHTE Combined Meeting will begin with a reception and dinner for all members on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall of Higgins House. […]

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