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Foundry & Metalcasting

From the scrap yard to shipping, General Kinematics foundry supplies and equipment have solutions to improve your foundry flow and productivity.

With the largest selection of vibratory and rotary foundry machinery equipment available in the industry, GK can create process flow improvements that will show real value to your throughput and bottom line. GK has helped the most profitable and efficient foundries turn their capital investments into profits. GK foundry equipment increases casting throughput diminishes casting damage and reduces maintenance costs. View our line of foundry machines below and click on each one to learn more about the features and benefits!

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Green Sand

General Kinematics engineers and manufactures a full line of solutions for every area of your Green Sand Foundry.

Shakeout Area


Casting Cooling


Cleaning Room

Cleaning room equipment

Material Handling


Melt Department

Sand Plant



No-Bake Foundry equipment from General Kinematics means reduced downtime and improved throughput.

Melt Department

Charge feeder

Shakeout Area

Vertical shakeout

Sand Attrition


Sand Cooling / Heating


Material Handling


Other Equipment


Material Reclamation

For tough to handle material applications, GK is uniquely positioned to offer vibratory and rotary solutions that make it an easier, safer and more efficient operation.

VIBRA-DRUM® Dross Reclaimers


DUCTA-SERIES™ Rotary Reclaimers


Wet / Dry Vibratory Slag Quenching


Selector Tools

General Kinematics specializes in vibratory and rotary shakeout solutions for the foundry industry. From small screens to gigantic no-bake shakeout systems, GK has the right solution to liberate your castings. Use the selector tools to help you find the foundry equipment that’s right for your needs.

DUCTA-SERIES™ Rotary Foundry Drums


GK Shakeout Selection Center


Conveyor Selector


Feeder Selector


Other Foundry Solutions

General Kinematics has a long history of applying vibratory science to unique applications. Here are even more equipment solutions utilized by the world’s best foundries.

Lost Foam Casting Systems


VIBRA-CLEAN™ Vibratory Media Drum


VIBRA-JAW™ Sprue Crusher


Billet Feeding For Induction Systems


LOCK-TITE™ Rotary Drum Liners and Bodies


Diecasting Processing

GK conveyor

Casting Techniques

There is a plethora of casting techniques to choose from and General Kinematics is ready to help improve your process no matter the technique your facility uses. Through our state-of-the-art vibratory and rotary equipment, plus expert engineers that are ready to help you decide what foundry supplies and equipment will work best in your warehouse, your foundry will see the benefit of upgrading to GK equipment. 

A few common casting techniques include:

Sand Casting: Sand casting involves creating molds using a mixture of sand, clay, and water. Molten metal is then poured into the mold to create the desired shape. This casting process is cost-effective and widely used.

Die Casting: Die casting is a precise method in which molten metal is forced into a reusable steel mold, or die, using high pressure. This process offers intricate, high-quality castings with excellent dimensional accuracy. Die casting is commonly used for manufacturing complex and mass-produced components.

Investment Casting: Also known as precision casting, investment casting uses a wax pattern that is coated with a ceramic shell. The wax is then melted out, leaving behind a cavity that molten metal is poured into. This results in finely detailed castings with exceptional surface finish and dimensional accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are foundry supplies?

Foundry supplies include a wide range of materials and tools used in the metal casting processes such as molding sands, crucibles, melting equipment, rotary machines, and vibratory equipment. These supplies are essential for creating high-quality castings. General Kinematics offers a wide range of equipment to elevate your foundry processes.

What is the difference between foundry and casting?

While the terms foundry and casting are often used interchangeably, a foundry is a complete facility or workshop dedicated to metal casting, encompassing all stages of the process while casting refers to the act of pouring molten metal into a mold.