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.
- Oct 07, 2022
Optimizing Compressed Air Usage Leads to Greater Energy Efficiency
Waupaca Foundry Plant 1, located in Waupaca, Wis., operates two compressor rooms. Compressed air is one of its top three significant energy users and represents 10% of the facility’s annual electricity usage. Compressed air supports critical operations such as pneumatics, robotics, and environmental control systems.
- Apr 05, 2022
First Cast-Iron Backhoe Bucket on the Market
Waupaca Foundry aided in the redesign and launch of the first-to-market cast iron bucket attachment for a compact utility tractor attachment OEM. After an innovative and collaborative design and problem-solving process, the resulting backhoe bucket and teeth are more durable, cost-effective, and made in the United States.
- Apr 29, 2021
Innovation and Problem-Solving Mitigate Supply Chain Risk
Through collaborative engineering and a prototype 3D-printed core assembly, Waupaca Foundry provided a solution that could improve quality, delivery and cost for a compressor body already in production. It also meant reliably changing the iron casting manufacturing process from horizontal to vertical molding, as well as reshoring the part to a U.S. supply base—with complete peace of mind.
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.