At ACRC, members gain access to cutting-edge research they can apply to today’s business challenges.  Members are actively involved in the research selection process.  Our focus is on light metals, non-ferrous alloys and semi-solid processing.

Research Focus Areas

  • Alternate eutectic systems
  • Aluminum alloy heat treating
  • Friction stir processing
  • High integrity casting
  • Nanocomposites
  • Oxide control

Learn More about ACRC’s research projects.

Research Protocol

  • Research projects are member-driven.  Members submit and vote on proposed projects.
  • Oversight by an industry steering committee and focus group on each project assures project relevance.
  • Four projects are initiated each year.
  • Members have royalty-free IP rights to pre-competitive research.
  • Members have the option of paying to sponsor proprietary projects.
  • ACRC also does large-scale projects funded by the federal government and foundations.  These projects keep members informed about leading edge technology.
  • Members are trained on all research technology and software updates.