Waupaca Foundry Named John Deere 'Partner' Supplier
Waupaca Foundry has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
Cut the weight, move more freight - Truck News
You may not be able to bring your semi-truck to the gym or a Zumba class to help it shed those extra pounds, but there are ways fleets can tip the scales in their favor and get their trucks to lose some weight so they can move more freight.
Ricardo-Designed Ultra-Lightweight Driveline System
A systems approach to product design for mass optimization is key to this driveline lightweighting project involving multiple industry leaders. “The Ricardo contribution to the ULTRAN project has demonstrated the very significant opportunities for driveline lightweighting that can be realized when a systems approach to product design for mass optimization, is applied by our highly experienced and creative engineers.”
Waupaca Foundry lightweight ductile iron knuckle increases suspension strength
The Honda Ridgeline receives a unibody revolution and its suspension components have been beefed up. Even its steering knuckle, made by Waupaca Foundry in Lawrenceville, Penn. is stronger than it's Honda Pilot counterpart, but nearly as light. The article nods to Hitachi Metals HNM Series high-strength ductile, which allows components to be lighter weight while also more durable. As a result of the redesigned knuckle, the Honda Ridgeline front and rear suspension is 17% and 31% stronger, respectively.
Visit Waupaca Foundry at IZB 2016 Booth 4203 Hall 4
Waupaca Foundry and Hitachi Metals will join Volkswagen, other OEM’s and 750 Tier suppliers at IZB 2016 October 18 – 20. IZB 2016 is being held at the AutoBook International Pavilion located next to the global Volkswagen Headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Stop by and talk to Waupaca Foundry’s Carsten Behrensmeier and James Newsome at IZB 2016 Booth 4203 in Hall 4 to discuss your next project.
Visit Waupaca Foundry at the 2016 InnoTrans Technology Fair
InnoTrans, the world’s leading transport technology fair, is set to attract more than 135,000 visitors from 55 countries to Berlin in September 2016. Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is on track to showcase our portfolio of gray iron and ductile iron castings for use by passenger and freight car component manufacturers. Join or follow us in Berlin as we discuss our advanced manufacturing technology, consistent high quality, and continuous cost conscience methodology with OEM’s and Tier 1 Suppliers to the rail industry.
Stiff Duties Expected on Driveline Components from China and Canada
The Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission suspect driveline components exported from China and Canada to the US are sold at prices below fair market value or are being subsidized by a foreign “authority”. However, a new anti-dumping or countervailing duty rule could change that. Preliminary findings of investigations by the Department of Commerce into subsidies and dumping allegations indicate that duties could soon be imposed on iron castings from these two countries.
Waupaca Foundry Announces Key Strategic Initiatives For Global Growth Following Merger
On April 1, 2016 the merger of Waupaca Foundry and Hitachi Metals Automotive Components USA (HMAC) was finalized. The merger solidifies Waupaca Foundry’s vision to increase revenue and profitability while maintaining diversity across markets and sectors.
Waupaca Foundry unveils New Strategy
Nearly two years into its relationship with Hitachi Metals, a Japan-based company with machining and metalcasting operations in Asia and North America, Waupaca Foundry appears to be shifting into high gear. In early 2016, the company unveiled a four part series of capital investments and strategic initiatives along with longterm expansion possibilities to improve its standing in the global market.
Five Ways to Achieve Lightweighting Objectives with Iron Castings
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard is set to hit 54.5 mpg in 2025, so it’s no surprise the auto industry is aggressively pursuing ways to increase fuel efficiency. The Center for Automotive Lightweighting’s Web site states that the use of lightweight materials in vehicles will significantly increase fuel efficiency and cut emissions. As the market takes a serious step towards increasing fuel economy, the topic of material substitution is at the forefront. Gray and ductile iron material is not exactly perceived as lightweight. But, use of this higher-strength iron, allows for design engineers to use less material. Now we’re talking.
Visit Waupaca Foundry at CastExpo ’16
Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees will converge at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 16-19 for CastExpo hosted by American Foundry Society & Metalcasting Congress. Waupaca Foundry, the industry’s leading iron casting supplier, is proud to be one of them.