KFIL foundries are equipped to produce Grey Iron castings weighing from 30 kg to 300kg. These castings are used to manufacture heavy, medium & light commercial vehicles, SUVs, Tractors, construction equipments and Industrial engines.
Proto Casting Business
To fulfill customer requirement for rapid prototype castings, KFIL decided to reduce the NPD time by setting up a 3D Core/Mold printing facility in Koppal Plant.
The objectives for our Proto Casting Business are:
- New Product Development’ time reduction from 9 months to < 25 days
- To support customers to come up with more number of New Models in short time
- To provide one stop solution to customer- from 3D model to Machined casting
- To produce First Time Right & All Time Right Castings close to serial production
- To produce & supply best quality Cylinder Blocks, Heads & Housings
Challenges Faced by Customers:
|1||Validation Lead Time||Very High|
|2||Tooling Maufacturing ||High Time Taking|
|3||Regular Tooling Cost||Very Expensive|
|4||Proto Manufacturing||Non-foundry Men & Different activities at different places(Even Foreign Countries)|
|5||Urgent Modification||High Time Taking |
Current Method: New Product Development time takes around 6 months
KFIL's solution to Customers:
|1||Lead Time reduction for NPD Cycle||Completed within a month|
|2||Reduction in Validation Process in Serial Production||Following of standard Foundry Procedure|
|3||Faster Modification & Trials||Flexibility for printing cores|
|4||Availability for all OEMs||Closer to all automotive Hubs|
KFIL's Method: New Product Development Time takes 1 month
KFIL has machining facility at both the locations along with their respective foundries. Currently Solapur Plant has machining setup for 3&4-Cylinder Blocks and heads. On the other hand Koppal Plant has machining setup for 3, 4, 6-Cylinder Blocks and various types of Housings. Both the machining facilities have dedicated HMCs, VMCs along with certain SPMs which enable us to provide castings in fully machined condition. CMM machines are available for dimensional validations as well.
KFIL Solapur Plant – After machining doing assembly of NALT Cylinder Block (ZD30 Upper Block) and Bed Plate (Lower Block).