Enterprises are student-led companies embracing rich experiences in engineering design, team building, project management, and end-to-end original product development. Just as in Senior Design, Enterprise teams work under the direction of a faculty advisor.
The program gives teams of students from varied disciplines the opportunity to work for several semesters in a business-like setting to solve real-world engineering problems supplied by industry partners.
Industry Partner: Alcoa, ArcelorMittal USA, Eck Industries, Forging Industry Association, GE Aviation, Linamar, Magline, Inc., Meritor, Waupaca Foundries, Inc.
Faculty Advisors: Paul Sanders, Materials Science and Engineering, Russell Stein, Materials Science and Engineering
Course Number: ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 /5950 / 5960 - Section 1
Disciplines Needed: ME, MET, MSE, EE, EET, Business, STC
In 2009, the Innovative Castings (ICE) and Program in Integrated Sustainable Manufacturing (PrISM) Enterprises officially merged to create the Advanced Metalworks Enterprise (AME). The merger leveraged ICE’s strengths in metal casting with PrISM’s product development and manufacturing competencies. AME seeks to expand its foundry facilities to encompass a wider range of solidification processes including die casting, investment casting and continuous casting. Students model, fabricate and characterize metallic systems, such as aluminum, iron, zinc, titanium and nickel-based alloys.Ready to get your hands on high-impact metal-casting projects? Cast a wider net with the Advanced Metalworks Enterprise (AME). Work with high-quality metals and metallic components to fabricate patterns, molds, dies, and other specialized components for industry sponsors—all in our state-of-the-art casting and metallurgy labs. Companies routinely seek our students for summer internships and full-time positions.