Randy Beals Appointed Chair of ACRC

Randy Beals, a global engineering specialist for Magna International of Troy, Mich., has been appointed chair of the board at the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC). The position recognizes Beals’ expertise in aluminum and magnesium processing and product development, along with Magna’s long-term relationship with ACRC. During Beals’ 25-year career he has held leadership positions […]

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ACRC Makes Big Impact at AFS 2018

Last week, faculty and members of the Advanced Casting Research Center presented at AFS Aluminum Casting Conference in Knoxville, TN.  Featured in accompanying photo is Dave Weiss of Eck Industries. He presented two papers; one on Demonstration of the Impact of Thermomagnetic Processing on Cast Aluminum Alloys and the other on Rethinking Modification in Aluminum-Silicon Alloys. Also in attendance and presenting were: […]

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ACRC Member Helps Advance Lightweight Metals Industry

  ACRC member, VJ Technologies, sponsored LIFT’s recent seminar in Detroit.  LIFT is an industry-led, government funded consortium. By reimagining processes and procedures, its highly linked and leveraged network is facilitating technology transfer into supply chain companies and empowering the lightweight metals workforce. Featured in the accompanying photo is Diran Apelian and Rahul Alreja of VJ […]

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FEF & Brenner Scholarship Developments

ACRC has been an active member of The Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) for many years, and for over two decades Diran Apelian served as FEF Professor (first at Drexel University and then at WPI). In fact, Diran was able to support his own college education due in part to an FEF scholarship. In the early 2000’s, FEF […]

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MPI Connects University and Industry

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 […]

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Mishra Receives Kenneth Andrew Roe Award

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.

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ACRC Announces Two New Research Projects

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 […]

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International Journal of Metalcasting Designated Official Research Journal of WFO

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 […]

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