UWM engineering students save Wisconsin steel company $43,000 a year

Ted Fitzpatrick (left) and Ben Church (right) at Charter Steel

Based entirely on the work of four materials engineering students, a Saukville specialty steel manufacturer saved $43,095 last year. And those savings will continue into the future.

Starting in spring 2021, Charter Steel fully implemented an idea proposed by the UWM student team that was tasked in its capstone materials engineering class with developing ways for the company to reduce the cost of a heat-treatment cycle used to produce a particular steel.

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