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The entrepreneurial spirit of Grede, a 102-year-old iron foundry, leads to 3D printing innovations that exceed customer expectations

As one of the largest producers of critical cast-iron components in the United States, Grede is known for its commitment to light weighting and design solutions. Almost 90% of the castings made by the company involve a core. Most are very intricate, multiple-piece assemblies. Grede recognized that advanced manufacturing processes, like binder jet 3D printing, that enabled component weight reductions and faster response times to customers was the key to future growth. Read the story of how Grede became a 3D printing foundry.


"Instead of paying for four to five core boxes at $50,000 each, now we can print the design as one core.” 

Tyler Hill
Plant Manager
Grede Iron Mountain

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