ACRC brings together metal casting businesses that work together to solve industry challenges and develop technical opportunities that further the industry’s advancement and growth. By working with the best minds in the industry, you can collaborate with other members and gain access to cutting-edge research that can be applied to solve real industry problems.

What Participation in ACRC Means to Your Organization

  • Applied Research: Members select relevant research and use the findings to solve business challenges
  • Network with Industry Leaders: Check out our current members
  • Knowledgeable Collaboration: Face-to-face collaboration with the best talent in the industry
  • Technical Expertise: ACRC’s faculty and researchers provide confidential problem-solving solutions so that members can focus on meeting customer needs
  • UCI Affiliation: ACRC is able to tap into UCI’s substantial resources – NSF recently awarded the university $18 million for a new materials science and engineering center
  • Future Talent: Members have the opportunity to work with students before hiring them. Learn more about our student internship program

How to Join

For more information or to request a membership packet, contact Diran Apelian, dapelian@uci.edu

Membership Dues

  • $22,000/year
  • Dues are pro-rated for those who join mid-year

What Members Say

“As students going through engineering school, we were always looking for great projects. As business owners trying to solve our customers’ problems, we are always seeking solutions. The ACRC does an incredible job bridging these two spheres. Our membership has paid for itself many times over.”
Bob Logan
Palmer Foundry