Waupaca Foundry announces alliances
Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a Hitachi Metals company based in Waupaca, Wis., has entered into separate manufacturing alliances with Dotson Iron Castings and Kohler Industrial Castings. Under the agreements, Waupaca Foundry customers requesting horizontal molding will access Kohler's and Dotson's capabilities with a streamlined supply chain managed by Waupaca Foundry. Waupaca Foundry operates 35 vertical molding machines nationwide. Both Dotson and Kohler recently installed new horizontal molding capacity. Offering both horizontal and vertical molding capabilities provides casting buyers the flexibility to source suppliers to best suit their production needs.
Visit Waupaca Foundry at CastExpo '19
Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees will converge at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 27-30 for CastExpo hosted by American Foundry Society & Metalcasting Congress. Waupaca Foundry, the industry’s leading iron casting supplier, is proud to be an exhibitor, booth #431.
Nine Green Sand Facts to Know | Metal Casting Design & Purchasing
The green sand casting process is the most widely-used process for casting ferrous and nonferrous metals. The process has evolved from a manually intensive operation to a highly mechanized and fully automated process that can produce more than 300 molds per hour. When sourcing a casting supplier, there are several facts to remember about green sand.
Trusted Iron Casting Component Supplier for Trailer
Waupaca is a trusted supplier of Class 8 commercial vehicle trailer components. You will find Waupaca Foundry iron castings, machined and assembled, on flatb...
Trusted Iron Casting Supplier for Material Handling Equipment
Waupaca is a trusted supplier of material handling equipment. You will find Waupaca Foundry iron castings on forklifts, pallet jacks, reach trucks, order pic...
Waupaca Foundry Gets Toyota Award
Waupaca Foundry said it has earned one of the five available professional excellence awards from Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM), which builds forklifts in Indiana. The foundry said it is the first Tier 2 supplier to be recognized with the award. The foundry has supplied iron castings to TIEM since 2002 including hubs, drums, brackets, wheels and sheaves. In 2017, it received a contract to produce 21 parts at its gray and ductile iron foundries in Waupaca and Marinette, Wis., and Tell City, Ind.
Waupaca Foundry says supply chain fuels growth
Waupaca Foundry has put the Great Recession well into its rear view mirror as the plant here that makes iron castings for parts used in cars and trucks now employs a five-year high of 560 people. One company advantage executives cite is the use of a just-in-time supply chain that they say is unique in their industry and a cost-saver for the business.
Lightweighting Through Redesign Furthers Fuel Economy Goals
An automotive OEM diligently working to meet government-mandated fuel economy goals sought Waupaca Foundry to achieve its lightweighting objectives. The targeted component is a differential carrier in the powertrain on the company’s light duty trucks already in production.
Building for the Future
Waupaca Foundry earned the AFS Plant Engineering Award for its core room expansions at Plant 1 and 2/3. The award recognizes achievements in planning, installation, operation and maintenance of metalcasting equipment and processes. Click here to see this story as it appears in the October 2017 issue of Modern Casting
Waupaca Foundry Earns Ford Q1 Certification
Waupaca Foundry Plant Manager, Kenley Hansen (far left) and Quality Assurance Manager, Sylvia Chavez Tarlton (middle right) accept the Ford Q1 plaque in front on the newly-rasied Q1 flag. Also pictured are Ford Motor Company, Michelle Walker (middle left) and Ratan Ray (far right).
Defining Automation's Role in 'Future' Manufacturing
Are robots simply utilities in a wider web of digital design and production? Or, tools for operators to execute their programs? The debate is on.