Manufacturing Engineering Techonlogy students Michael Paddock, a senior from Clinton, Missouri, and Logan Roseberry, a junior from La Harpe, Kansas, won “Most Captivating Design” for their Viking axe in the national Cast in Steel competition. Their double-headed design included the splitface Gorilla on the handle.

The mold for casting was done using the additive manufacturing sand printing process by Nathan VanBecelaere (BSET ‘10), employed by Emerson in Marshalltown, Iowa. The casting partner was Monett Metals of Monett, Missouri, which poured the 6150 steel alloy for the team.

Sam Galliart, a graduate student in Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology, helped design and machine the handle.

Among the judges: Ben Abbott, two-time winner of the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire.”