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WiSys is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for 11 universities.

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WiSys SPARK Symposium Virtual Series

In place of WiSys’ popular summer in-person symposium—which honors research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UW System—WiSys will present a series of virtual events for students, faculty and staff this summer. You don’t have to be in-person to spark ideas and collaborations.

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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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