Iron Castings - Aug 9, 2016
Waupaca Foundry lightweight ductile iron knuckle increases suspension strength
CAR AND DRIVER, August 2016
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.
Hitachi Metals has made and is making steps with Japanese automobile industry. Our accumulated technology and state of the art facilities can produce high-toughness ductile cast iron HNM series, that enables stable quality and high accurate dimensional castings. For these reasons, we have a good reputation from a variety of customers.