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WiSys and the UW System

WiSys Technology Foundation is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW-System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for the 11 four-year Comprehensive Campuses, 13 two-year Colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.

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UW System funds 12 faculty projects through Applied Research grant programs

Every year, WiSys collaborates with UW System Administration to offer three faculty grant programs: the Applied Research Grant (ARG), Applied Research-WiSys Technology Grant (AR-WiTAG) and Prototype Development Fund (PDF). This year, 12 projects were funded, totaling more than $515,000.

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How is a UW-Whitewater Professor Improving Foundry Efficiency?

By developing novel 3D Printing technology. In the metal-casting process, there are usually two essential considerations when beginning a project. The first, and most important, is the quality of the product. The second is how quickly the project can be accomplished. Dan McGuire, Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at UW-Whitewater quickly learned that time is of the essence in the foundry business, and has since spent many years working to refine the metal-casting process.

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