Trusted Supplier of Iron Castings to Auto Industry
Leading automotive manufacturers count on Waupaca Foundry for cast and machined iron casting components.
’Auto OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers trust Waupaca Foundry to deliver world-class iron castings at the best possible cost, thanks to our process control, reputation for reliability, and industry-leading automation, technology, and equipment. We back it all up with best-in-class quality management and customer service.
Waupaca Foundry produces various material grades of gray iron, ductile iron, and high-strength ductile iron, including Hitachi Metals’ HNM™ high-strength ductile iron castings designed for complex shapes with thin walls. Castings produced at Waupaca Foundry are found in auto engine parts, suspension components, braking systems, driveline components, and more. We’ve built our reputation on precision and consistent quality. Strict process control and adherence to the strictest of specifications mean you get the exact same casting every time. Dimensional control leads to improved machine tool life and reduced costs.
Automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers use our iron castings to manufacture a variety of light vehicle components, including:
- Engine components – crankshafts, flywheels, brackets, bearing caps, pulleys, fuel rails, balance shafts, oil pumps and water pumps
- Suspension components – knuckles and control arms
- Driveline components – differential cases, differential carriers, driveline yokes, axle tubes and many more
- Braking systems – brake disc rotors, calipers, brake anchors, performance brakes, wheel hubs and brake drums
Waupaca Foundry goes beyond simply supplying automotive raw castings. In conjunction with Hitachi Metals America, we take design responsibility and engineer a fully machined casting solution, finished at one of two machining operations. Meeting lightweighting targets is our forte, however any castings—especially safety critical parts—with thin walls and a complex structure, is perfectly suited for Hitachi Metals HNM high-strength ductile iron.
With six Waupaca Foundry locations across the United States, we minimize your supply chain risk with the ability to transfer parts to various operations as needed. A unilateral manufacturing process means we offer unparalleled risk mitigation.
The Waupaca Foundry team understands that in today’s automotive manufacturing environment, you’re tasked with sourcing suppliers who delivering the lowest cost while ensuring stability and performance, without sacrificing quality. We are committed to meeting each manufacturer’s VA/VE, lightweighting, or cost and quality targets.
When you choose Waupaca Foundry iron castings for automotive aftermarket and OEM parts, delivery is on time, at the best possible cost.
Trusted Supplier of Automotive Iron Castings
Waupaca Foundry produces a host of gray iron, ductile iron, austempered ductile iron, and compacted graphite iron castings for automotive engine components, suspensions components, driveline components and braking systems.