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Kimura Foundry America Receives Plant Engineering Award From AFS

June 14th, 2022

Kimura Foundry America, Inc. announced it recently received the 2022 ”Plant Engineering Award” from the American Foundry Society (AFS). The award recognizes a company for its  achievement in the planning, installation, operation and maintenance of foundry equipment and processes.

Kimura Foundry America utilizes a proprietary artificial sand, multiple 3D sand printers, and a sand reclaim system (which allows for the nearly continuous use of the sand). The foundry received the award by combining these three cutting edge technologies to become a manufacturing facility that produces high quality products, while lowering operation costs. Additionally, the artificial sand reduces the environmental impact of the facility.

The company specializes in providing rapid prototypes and small-volume castings and is increasing capacity to meet diverse market demands for high quality castings with quick turnaround times.

“It is great honor to win the award from the AFS just after we started up the foundry 3 years ago based on our unique and ideal process for realizing high quality castings in very short turnaround times,” said Dr. Yoya Fukuda, President of Kimura Foundry America. “We will further improve our process and efficiency continuously in order to meet increasing market needs and also for better environmentally friendly working place.”

 

About Kimura Foundry America, Inc. – Kimura Foundry America, located in Shelbyville Indiana, specializes in quality castings produced by optimizing 3D printing technology. A parent company with a long history as a foundry and a patented sand technology enable us to produce defect free castings in as little as 5 business days. In addition to the 3D printed sand molds and cores, high speed casting simulation software and various inspection capabilities, including in-house CT scanning, strengthen our quality standard. Our process is ideal for rapid prototyping and small volume production as well as service parts when conventional patterns are not available. We can supply castings made of iron, steel, aluminum, and numerous specialty alloys.

 

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American Foundry Society Website:

https://www.moderncasting.com/articles/2022/06/07/kimura-foundry-creates-its-niche