Global Foundry Group Grows Business with Sand 3D Printing Innovation

ExOne Case Study

Kimura Foundry America places sand binder jetting at the core of its business to deliver top-quality rapid prototypes

Fully embracing additive manufacturing as the cornerstone of the next industrial revolution, Kimura Foundry Group today has six ExOne sand 3D printers in Japan for core and mold production and three at the Kimura Foundry America. Their greenfield facility in Shelbyville, Indiana was built around the binder jetting technology and the ability to offer all the process steps of rapid prototyping in-house. 

As the entire industry rebounds from the pandemic, Kimura Foundry America is prepared to continue growing after watching its parent company in Japan experience revenue increase more than 500% in the five years after investing in ExOne sand binder jetting.

In this case study, you'll learn how:

  • Kimura Foundry America used nine decades of sandcasting innovation to bring their rapid prototyping business model to the United States
  • Offering A-Z production under one roof leads to top-quality components being delivered in just five days
  • Patented ceramic sand with a low thermal expansion developed by Kimura eliminates veining and other casting defects 


“When we started with this technology, we researched 3D printers from around the world and chose ExOne printers for their high-end technology that delivered top-quality prints.” 

Dr. YoYa Fukuda, President Kimura Foundry America

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