The Iron Castings You Need for a Stable Supply Chain
The most respected brands in the world count on Waupaca Foundry for consistently high-quality gray iron, ductile iron, high strength ductile iron and austempered ductile iron castings. Waupaca is a valued partner in the supply chain because we deliver consistent, high quality cast and machined iron casting components with a proven record of solving the toughest supply chain challenges.
Our promise to you is simple. To provide supply chain confidence from concept to launch and beyond, we deliver:
- Highest quality iron castings
- Lowest possible cost
- Supply chain stability
Our team understands your position—you’re constantly challenged to meet year-over-year cost reductions, with no room for quality issues, delivery delays or unexpected shutdowns. We’ve got your back.
At Waupaca Foundry, generations of foundry experience, process control, and innovation combine to create a culture of stability and success. Everything—from our vertical molding machines (designed, built, and maintained in-house) to iron casting design collaboration and manufacturing process control—is designed to benefit your business.
We collaborate with OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers on VA/VE support, additive manufacturing, parts weight reduction through smart lightweighting strategies, and assessing when to convert fabrications and weldments to iron castings.
- Apr 21, 2020
Conversion to Ductile Iron Improves Durability and Eliminates Warranty Claims
To improve durability and wear of components assembled on commercial zero-turn mowers, Waupaca Foundry collaborated with both the machining supplier and the OEM. In short, multi-piece steel weldments were converted to single ductile iron castings.
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- Apr 17, 2020
Out-of-the-Box Thinking Leads to Robust Feeder Housing Assembly
Using lessons learned from a past design success, Waupaca Foundry collaborated with a global leader in farm equipment and ag technology on a high-capacity combine. Our recommendation for a solution was somewhat counter-intuitive—increase the number of parts on the feeder housing assembly.
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- May 02, 2019
Lightweighting Achieved Through Design Optimization and High-Strength Ductile Iron
Waupaca Foundry in collaboration with Hitachi Metals design engineers developed a solution to meet weight reduction requirements by redesigning and optimizing the shape of the part using a high-strength ductile iron material.
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Our U.S. machining and foundry operations follow a IATF and ISO management systems including quality, healthy and safety, environmental, and energy. This continuous improvement of operations and processes combines a rich legacy of innovation and lean manufacturing principles with process control that has enabled automation and technology to consistently deliver high quality iron casting solutions.
We underscore all that with a highly attentive customer support team, including key account managers and quality technicians who regularly visit customers—in person. Keeping our field reps on the road, a valuable customer benefit, is an example of Waupaca Foundry’s commitment to your success.
Discover the power of true capacity. Source the best quality iron castings with the best cost to value ratio. Rest Assured.
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At Waupaca Foundry, we move people. We build infrastructures. We cultivate opportunities. When you need it now, we're there. We create ductile and gray iron castings the world uses and trusts.