Engineering Capabilities

Smith Foundry’s Engineering Department is happy to assist with manufacturability design of castings, patterns, and core boxes. SpaceClaim 3D Modeling design software is a very useful tool utilized at Smith.

SpaceClaim helps manipulate geometry faster, easier, and more intuitively resulting in less time spent configuring geometry and more time dedicated to primary job functions such as manufacturing, analysis, and concept modeling.  By working together on design very early in the process, the lead times to production can be considerably reduced and the cost of research and development can be lowered. For additional information, see the “Design Assistance” tab.

As customers’ processes and requirements evolve and change, Smith takes great pride in helping to engineer new solutions to provide a quality product.  We are available for our customers, no matter what challenges are presented.

Smith Foundry embraces Green / Lean Manufacturing principles and technologies that help eliminate time & energy wastes and streamline processes in order to cut costs and grow business.  Through several Kaizen and Value Stream Mapping events, we have realized many benefits.  Among these benefits are reduced labor, material, energy, and inventory costs.  In addition, we have been able to increase throughput for the same amount of man-hours.  We have also improved safety, reduced greenhouse gas emissions into the environment, and reduced environmental impact from run-off.  The benefit to our customers is that Smith will be capable of providing the lowest cost, highest quality product with the least impact to the environment.

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