The North American Ductile Iron Co. (Nadicom) is contributing $300,000 towards wind turbine component research at the University of Iowa.
Nadicom is currently building a foundry to develop wind turbine components in Iowa City. The facility is scheduled to open in 2013.
With this funding UI researchers hope to develop more effective and efficient ductile iron castings – a component of wind turbines.
UI mechanical and industrial engineering professor Christoph Beckermann will lead the research.
For more information on the research and Nadicom’s foundry, read the Press-Citizen’s article here.