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General Kinematics is a world leader of innovation and production for Foundry and metalcasting systems and equipment. Top foundries around the world have trusted GK to improve their systems. Explore the GK Foundry Equipment Universe below. Hear from North American Foundry Director, Rick Kempf, read case studies, watch videos, and more.

North American Foundry Director | Rick Kempf

Rick started at General Kinematics in 1994 as a design engineer, later moving to the sales department and becoming North American Sales Manager. Rick holds five patents from his time with General Kinematics including a patent he shares with General Kinematics’ President, Tom Musschoot. Rick was appointed to lead General Kinematics North America Foundry Department in 2019 due to his extensive technical knowledge of foundry equipment and experience in all departments of the foundry.

Have a question about GK Foundry Equipment? Ask Rick!

North American Foundry Director | Rick Kempf

Rick started at General Kinematics in 1994 as a design engineer, later moving to the sales department and becoming North American Sales Manager. Rick holds five patents from his time with General Kinematics including a patent he shares with General Kinematics’ President, Tom Musschoot. Rick was appointed to lead General Kinematics North America Foundry Department in 2019 due to his extensive technical knowledge of foundry equipment and experience in all departments of the foundry.

Have a question about GK Foundry Equipment? Ask Rick!

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Maintaining Your Vibratory Springs

Vibratory equipment, when properly maintained, can be some of the most valuable, and lasting tools in your foundry, mining, or materials processing operation. However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your equipment and ensure it continues running properly. It’s important to follow a maintenance routine for each component […]

The Metal Casting Process Explained

What is Metal Casting? Metal casting is a modern process with ancient roots. In the metal casting process, metal shapes are formed by pouring molten metal into a mold cavity, where it is cooled and later extracted from the mold. Metal casting is arguably the earliest and most influential industrial process in history. It’s used […]

Foundry-Rated™

      Since 1960, General Kinematics has become recognized in the foundry industry as innovators, collaborators, and experts in foundry equipment and processes. But what truly makes our equipment “Foundry-Rated”? To answer this question, we need to take a step back and look at the metal casting process itself. What type of environment do […]

Q&A: Ask North American Foundry Director, Rick Kempf.

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