Simpson's Foundry Equipment Empowers UNI's Industry 4.0 Vision

Simpson's Ongoing Commitment to FEF and Advancing Foundry Education at UNI

At Simpson, we've been proud supporters of the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) since its inception in 1947. Our commitment to FEF universities goes beyond financial contributions; it's about nurturing the future of the foundry industry. Today, we're excited to share our recent collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) as they embark on a transformative journey towards Foundry 4.0.


A Legacy of Support

For over seven decades, Simpson has stood side by side with FEF, contributing to the education and training of the next generation of foundry professionals. We recognize the vital role educational institutions play in shaping the industry's future. That's why we offer FEF universities a special partnership, providing them with greater discounts and access to cutting-edge equipment and technology.

UNI's Leap into Foundry 4.0

UNI's project, the UNI Foundry 4.0 center, is set to showcase the latest manufacturing methods and technologies. We're thrilled to be a part of this initiative, helping UNI prepare their students for the evolving foundry industry.

One of the key components of modern foundries is the preparation of green sand—a fundamental material in the casting process. To aid UNI, Simpson has supplied them with the state-of-the-art Hartley 2552-B1 Compactability Controller, accompanied by the 1F Mix Muller. These essential pieces of equipment are indispensable in efficiently and precisely preparing green sand, setting the stage for a new era in foundry education.

Seamless Integration with IoT

In today's data-driven world, the integration of equipment into the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is paramount. Simpson's equipment seamlessly integrates with IoT systems, harnessing the capabilities of Monitizer to enhance efficiency and data-driven insights.

Investing in the Future

Our commitment to FEF and UNI represents our dedication to fostering talent and innovation within the foundry industry. We believe that by offering substantial discounts and advanced equipment, we can contribute to the growth and development of future leaders in the field.

The collaboration between Simpson and UNI epitomizes the synergy between industry and education. It serves as a testament to what can be achieved when industry leaders invest in the future. As UNI's Foundry 4.0 center takes shape with our equipment at its core, it becomes a living testament of the possibilities that arise from such collaborations.


Simpson is proud to continue its legacy of support for FEF and to be a part of UNI's Foundry 4.0 journey. Together, we are forging a future where education, technology, and partnerships shape the foundry industry.

Join us in celebrating this partnership that exemplifies how collaboration between industry and academia can lead to groundbreaking innovations and a brighter future for all. Together, we are shaping the foundry industry's future, one partnership at a time.