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Did you know that the UNI Foundry 4.0 and Metal Casting Centers, along with the UNI Center for Business Growth & Innovation host a variety of workshops throughout the year? Check out the Summer Workshop Opportunities 2024

All workshops are free of charge and require Zoom webinar registration. Webinar recordings will be available to registrants after the session is complete. Details and registration for each series is available at

Additive Manufacturing for Investment Casting (Workshop Series 1)

Beginning with an exploration of basic concepts, participants will progress to specialized topics like Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP) pattern printing, wax and PMMA materials, and gating rigging practices. You will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of additive manufacturing techniques and their application in the investment process. The four virtual sessions will be hosted by Joshua O’Dell, Project Engineer, Foundry 4.0 Center. Workshop begins: June 17, 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m. CST
Register for this workshop HERE or download workshop FLYER.

Robotic CAD to Path Programming for Casting Finishing (Workshop Series 2)

Learn the practical ways to use offline programming for robotic arms. These lessons include instruction on creating a variety of robot programs using industrial robots to finish a cast metal part. Attendees will be able to follow along and receive feedback on creating their own robot cells and programs. The four virtual sessions will be hosted by Sam Manternach, Project Engineer, Foundry 4.0 Center. Workshop begins: June 19, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. CST
Register for this workshop HERE or download workshop FLYER.


How to Engage with UNI to complete your guided Foundry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Workshop Series 3)

Business know-how for Industry/Foundry 4.0 that will help you identify the most valuable FOUNDRY 4.0 technology improvements for YOUR business. Gain a thorough understanding of FOUNDRY 4.0 (F 4.0), and learn how to connect these concepts to your business’s key performance indicators. Explore practical strategies for implementing high-value activities to drive continuous improvement and optimize ROI. The two virtual sessions will be hosted by Todd Hutcheson, Executive in Residence at UNI’s CBGI.

Workshop (3) session 1: June 20, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

» Why FOUNDRY 4.0? An introduction

» Connect F4.0 to Key Performance Indicators

» Review of F4.0 Readiness-Assessment Process

Workshop (3) session 2: June 27, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

» Understand Assessment Expected Outputs & their connection to business value

» Explore FOUNDRY 4.0 Applications

» Identify High-Value Activities and ROI


Register for this workshop HERE or download workshop FLYER or visit the workshop webpage.

UNLOCK Business Value & Growth: Fill out the form to receive your F4.0 Readiness Assessment link


Development of Real-Time Process Sensors for use in Metal Casting Equipment (Workshop Series 4)

Learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) and explore its possibilities. You will dive into the world of IoT and build your own small-scale system. The four virtual sessions will be hosted by Andrew Berns, UNI Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science. Recommended participants will be responsible for purchasing their own supplemental materials. Workshop begins: July 10, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. CST
Register for this workshop HERE or download workshop FLYER.


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