Kimura Foundry America expands capacity with fourth 3D sand printer

AFS Corporate Member Kimura Foundry America, Inc. (Shelbyville, Indiana) will install a new ExOne S-Max 3D sand printer this quarter to increase capacity and meet diverse market demands for high quality castings with quick turnaround times. It becomes the fourth sand mold and core printer for the foundry’s U.S. location; the company also operates six at its headquarters in Japan.

Locally, Kimura Foundry operates two ExOne S-Max printers and one S-Print for sand mold and core production. By adding an additional S-Max system, management said it expects to improve the flexibility of its operation, as well as streamline maintenance and staff training.

“Kimura produces various metal castings under one roof, and 3D printing sand molds and cores enables us to deliver high quality castings with very short lead times,” said Dr. Yoya Fukuda, president of Kimura Foundry America. “With an additional S-Max sand 3D printer we can meet more expectations from our customers across the industries we serve from automotive to aerospace as well as construction and industrial machinery.