Kimura Foundry America starts aluminum casting

Kimura Foundry America, Inc. (KFA) (Shelbyville, Indiana) announced it has installed a new, 440-lb. aluminum melting furnace and has started aluminum casting. The company has been producing iron and steel castings using 3D sand printers with artificial sand since it was established in November 2018.

While meeting customers’ demand for iron and steel castings, KFA found that many of these customers also have a need for aluminum with quick turnaround times. This, coupled with the growing demand for aluminum castings from the automotive, aerospace, and construction machinery industries, motivated KFA to make the investment in the new furnace.

KFA still serves customers who desire gray and ductile iron as well as various other ferrous material such as heat-resistant Ni-resist casting, stainless steel, compacted graphite iron (CGI) and many other special alloy castings based on customers’ specifications.