Denyo Alipiev - Foundry Lab, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

V-Process: Foundries in Internet and some Bulgarian Developments
Research Paper, prepared specially for the 50th International Foundry Conference, Portoroz-Slovenia, 2010

"...A review in Internet from 28 July 2010 shows, that there are only 75 active sites for V-process. Their links can be found at the metal casting website CastingArea.com and can be checked by anyone. The information ordered alphabetically according to the country is as follows: Bulgaria - 1, Canada - 2, China - 26, France - 3, Germany - 4, Japan - 9, Korea-South - 1, Netherlands - 1, Russia - 10, South Africa - 2, Switzerland - 2, Ukraine - 8, USA - 6..."

July 18, 2023, 82 links (not updated)

A&B FOUNDRY, INC., USA  -  medium-sized and large aluminum castings up to 320 kg with V-process molding technology, large aluminum castings up to 3400 kg with highly complex geometries made by Air Set molding process, castings for machine tool components, medical imaging equipment, laboratory equipment, manufacturing OEMs, undersea, law enforcement robotics, pumps, motors, cryogenic equipment, castings for a variety of defense and nuclear requirements.

ANHUI HELI CO., LTD. HEFEI CASTING & FORGING FACTORY, CHINA  -  V-process cast iron counterweights, cast iron castings - transmission housings, forklift parts: forks, frames, carriages, tow-tractors for harbor and airport.
CastingArea's Presentation.

ASUZAC INC., JAPAN  -  the Space Engineering Division, V-process production of aluminum construction and interior / exterior castings - urban furniture and garden furnishing products, gates, fences, ornamental balconies, street lamps, information panels, monuments, aluminum made molds for ready mixed concrete products.

BLAGOVESCHENSKY ARMATURNY ZAVOD, RUSSIA  -  steel castings, V-process line.

BEIJING FAMED KYORITSU FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  vacuum molding process, machine parts and counterweights, agricultural machines parts, gray iron engine frames, boxes, steel castings and high manganese steels, etc.

BEIJING HUARUILANG MACHINERY MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., CHINA  -  medium and large size types of castings, mainly counterweights, two V-process casting production lines, annual manufacturing capability of 15 000 tons.

BAMEX JSC, BULGARIA  -  production of cast iron, steel and non-ferrous castings for metallurgy, quarry and road-building machines, automotive industry, forklifts, agriculture machines, ore-output and ore-processing industry, water supply and sewerage (manhole covers, grates, hydrants), decorative castings, classic green sand-bentonite base moulding lines, own V-process foundry having an automatic V-process moulding line, delivered by Sintokogio - Japan, specialized in serial manufacture of castings mainly for counterweights.

BEIJING SHENGSHICHANG LONG WEAR MATERIAL FOUNDRY CENTER, CHINA  -  producing a variety of foundry goods, especially counterweights ranging from
20 kg up to 20 tons for forklifts, industrial cranes, drilling rigs and heavy locomotives, main technical process is vacuum sand casting, total annual sale amounts reach 50 000 tons.

CENTROLIT JSC, UKRAINE  -  grey and nodular cast iron casting products weighting from 0.1 kg up to 6000 kg, carbon and alloyed steel casting products weighting from 100 kg to 1300 kg, automatic line Disamatic, mechanized line on the base of the moulding machine Foromat-40, flow-mechanized lines on the base of the moulding machine 234, 235, flow-mechanized line on the base of the sand slinger 2M296, HWS-Germany vacuum-film method moulding line.

CHITA WORKS, JAPAN  -  a special steel pipe factory, the Casting Plant has V-process equipment for manufacturing plugs for seamless pipes rolling and base plates, a part of JFE Steel.

DINGZHOU DONGFANG FOUNDRY (DDF) CO., LTD., CHINA  -  an industry leader in counterweight manufacture, production capacities in excess of 10000 tons per month, cast product range between 100 g to 15000 kg, a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and metal types - grey and ductile iron, alloy, manganese and high strength steels, aluminum and brass, the company also produces castings for industrial machinery, aluminum smelting, oil field pumps and fire hydrants, water works fittings, municipal street castings (grates, frames, and manhole covers), and decorative castings (tree grates, bollards, lamp posts and park bench ends), molding processes - vacuum molding system, resin sand, lost foam, green sand, pressure die casting, investment casting, own pattern shop for wood, plastic and metal patterns.

DNEPROPROMLIT (DPL) LTD., UKRAINE  -  grey, ductile and alloyed cast iron castings, carbon, alloyed and heat-resistant steel castings, weight from 0.2 up to
1000 kg, FBO-II flaskless moulding line, V-process line, lost-foam method, no-bake process, capacity - 3000 tons castings per annum.

DALIAN JOINTTOP CO., LTD., CHINA  -  ship broker service, ship repair & reconstruction, marine equipment & material supply, the products include a variety of rail vehicles (open car, box car, flat car, hopper car, tank, etc.) and vehicle accessories (bolster, side frame, hook tail box, coupler, bogies, steel parts, wheels wheel, etc.), railway rolling stock products, the rail vehicle casting products (bolster and side frame) are produced on V-process production line.

DENRAI KOHBO CO., LTD., JAPAN  -  a manufacturer of uniquely designed exterior products, such as mailboxes, gates and fences made from aluminum cast alloy and fiber reinforced plastics, V-process line for aluminum casting.

DAIDO STEEL CO. LTD., JAPAN  -  cast steel components made by the organic self-hardening molding process for small quantity production and the V-process for mass production, thin super alloy or high alloy cast components by precision casting techniques, including the CLA/CLV process, reformer tubes used in chemical plants, hearth rolls for furnaces, and radiant tubes made by centrifugal casting.

DLMZ VTORMET JSC, UKRAINE  -  cast iron, steel, brass, bronze and aluminium industrial castings - moulds for aluminium ingots, moulds for solder / Babbitt casting, cast iron drains grates and manhole covers, flanges, pulleys, cast components for tractors, discs for weight-lifters, weights for training equipment, bronze bushings and distributors, pump's lids, counterweights, current collectors, art castings - benches for squares, parks and cottages, lamps and lamp posts, decorative high and low fences, graceful railings for interior of buildings, offices and private cottages, V-process, Lost-foam process, impulse-aerial moulding, hand moulding.

FONDERIE ANDRE NEESER S.A., SWITZERLAND  -  non-ferrous metal casting, green and self-hardening sand moulding, V-process, gravity die casting, aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys, bronze, brass, lead, and tin, cast parts for mechanical engineering, heat engine, electric motor manufacturers, nuclear engineering, aluminium street signs and number plates, grills, barbecues, turnspits with counterweight for fireplaces, various bronze / tin art castings, chandeliers, cauldrons, keys, corkscrews, hand bells, statues.

FAW CASTING CO., LTD., CHINA  -  FAW’s No. 1 Plant, V- process moulding line for various products of carbon steel, alloy steel, ductile iron and gray iron.

FONDERIE GIROUD INDUSTRIE, FRANCE  -  boxless moulding, vacuum process and hand moulding sites for manufacturing of parts ranging from 20 kg to 5 tons - grey cast iron, ductile cast iron, white cast iron, cast iron with chromium, austenitic cast iron, vacuum process - a moulding technique with a vertical joint, possibility to cast in all cast iron variants up to 800 kg.

FONDERIE HADOUX, FRANCE  -  non-ferrous foundry, aluminum, zamak and bronze, V-process for aluminum castings up to 150 kg, gravity die casting up to 25 kg.

GIESSEREI CHUR AG, SWITZERLAND  -  gray and nodular cast iron parts up to 300 kg, V-process, green-sand automatic moulding line, shell-process, construction and sewer casting - manhole covers with trap, round and rectangular, for oil-and gas tank cover, slurry box cover and chambers, street hats, floor drains with siphon, trap, rectangular and with bubble trap, dive sheets with handle, inlet-and road grids, street grates with frames, cast parts for machine-building industry - bearing covers, plates, feed housings, supports, augers, bars, stocks, gearboxes, production of wooden, styropor, metal and epoxy resin foundry patterns.

HOKURIKU ALUMINIUM CO., LTD., JAPAN  -  aluminum alloys cast products and cook ware, gravity and pressure die casting for industrial components, V-process for decorative items.

HELMUT AST METALLGIESSEREI GmbH, GERMANY  -  aluminum alloys castings up to 250 kg, sand moulding, V-process.

HEFEI CASTING & FORGING WORKS, CHINA  -  lost foam gray and ductile iron castings for transmission cases & brake drums used in forklift trucks, exhaust pipes and valves used in automobiles, v-process for various kinds of counterweights for forklifts, excavators, loaders.

HARMONY CASTINGS, LLC, USA  -  V-process aluminum castings, major markets are in the medical, instrumentation, electronics, computer and tele-communication.

HERMANN SIEG GmbH, GERMANY  -  aluminium, bronze and aluminium bronze casting, machine moulding, hand moulding, gravity die-casting, low-pressure
die-casting, automatic V-process moulding line.

KINHEIM CASTING B.V., THE NETHERLANDS  -  aluminum castings, v-process, gravity die casting.

KRASNOLUCHSKY FOUNDRY-MECHANICAL PLANT JSC, UKRAINE  -  production of mining belt conveyors, conveyor rollers and other equipment, V-process foundry.

KURGANMASHZAVOD JSC, RUSSIA  -  one of the leaders of Russian military industrial complex equipped by the most modern tools, which provide the full production cycle from any kind of technical processing to assembling and complex testing of ready articles, the company produces the world famous BMP-2 and BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles as well as BREM-L armored recovery vehicle and universal chassis on BMP-3 base that is used for carrying of various armament systems, aimed for the creation on its base armoured system, crew teaching means, and not only military vehicles but also wide range of civilian industry products - multifunctional small size steer-skid loaders with different hitches, snow and marsh all-terrain vehicles, car trailers, tracked chassis for road building machines, the used foundry technologies comprise: investment casting for castings with mass 0.005-10 kg from alloy and high-alloy steels, cast iron, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, bronze alloys, casting by method of vacuum-film forming for castings with mass 5-100 kg from alloy steels, cast iron, bronze, brass, casting with crystallization under pressure for castings with mass 0.001-8 kg from aluminum alloys, low-pressure and chill casting for castings from aluminum alloys, casting in cold-curing mixture for castings with mass 0.01-25 kg from aluminum alloys, automatic green-sand moulding for castings from carbon, alloy, stainless, heat-resistant and frost-resistant steels, gray and high-strength cast iron.

KIYONE KINZOKU CO., LTD., JAPAN  -  aluminium alloy cast parts, green-sand and self-hardening molds, V-process, and gravity die casting methods, monthly produced 150 tons of castings are intended for a diverse marketplace, including electrical equipment & appliances, automotive, agricultural equipment, computer peripherals, decorative items.
CastingArea's Presentation.

KOSHUHA FOUNDRY CO., LTD., JAPAN  -  V-process, grey and nodular iron casting.

KIROV PLANT JSC, RUSSIA  -  V-process cast iron castings.

KAMET JSC, UKRAINE  -  ferrous and non-ferrous castings, lost-foam process and V-process technology.

KINGPAK PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  manufacture EPS / EPP shape molding machines, pre-expanders machines and block machines, EPS / EPP
V-process aluminum precision shape moulds and other precision mould design and manufacturing, V-process aluminum casting molding.

LINUI LUXING ENAMEL CO., LTD., CHINA  -  high grade cast iron bathtubs, steel enamel bathtubs and shower trays, V-process molding line.

MANROLAND AG, GERMANY  -  the world’s second-largest manufacturer of printing systems and the world’s market leader in web offset, own foundry in Offenbach with an integrated model making facility, an annual volume of up to 17 000 tonnes of casting produced in the manual and mechanized cold-setting resin molding bay, large flat cast iron castings are produced by a vacuum forming unit.

MC-CAST PTE. LTD., SINGAPORE  -  aluminium alloy, aluminium bronze, bronze, brass, copper, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron castings, sand molding, gravity die casting, centrifugal casting, V-process, lost-wax process.

MAGMA FOUNDRY & MACHINE (PTY) LTD., SOUTH AFRICA  -  V-process foundry and machine shop, a full-service capabilities from component design through to final product phases, ferrous and non-ferrous casting.
CastingArea's Presentation.

ME GLOBAL, INC., USA  -  ME Global's Duluth casting facility, alloy steel and white iron wear parts by V-process.

METCAST HANDAN FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  all kinds of grey iron & ductile iron castings, steel casting & stainless steel casting, iron castings up to 3.5 tons each and steel casting up to 2.5 tons each, hand moulding, machine moulding, vacuum method and disamatic line, lost wax and lost foam method counter weights, bollards, castors & wheels, gearing boxes, elevator parts, pump casings & impellers, valves, crushers, liners, mining equipment spares, automotive parts, construction equipment and railway parts, compressors.

MANOIR INDUSTRIES, FRANCE  -  cast and forged metal components and sub-assemblies, vacuum moulding process for the production of parts from 100 kg
up to 2.5 t.

MASHDETAL LTD., UKRAINE  -  castings for enterprises of oil and gas, compressor and pump industry, all types and grades of steels and cast irons made by investment casting, furan sand moulding and V-process technology, production capacity: steel castings - 500 tons / year, cast iron castings - 500 tons / year.

MIC LANKA (PVT.) LTD., SRI LANKA  -  aluminium alloy castings made by V-process, gates, doors, handrails, curtain walls, fences, grills, columns, benches, cast parts for the metallurgy, construction and hardware engineering industries, a member of MIC Group - Japan.

METALLGUSS STEINRUCKEN GmbH & CO. KG, GERMANY  -  aluminium and magnesium alloy sand moulding, vacuum forming process, furan-resin moulding, cast parts weight up to 1500 kg.

NIKOLAEV ALUMINA PLANT, UKRAINE  -  one of the biggest non-ferrous metallurgical plants in Europe, own foundry shop, carbon steel, high-manganese steel, grey iron and wear-resistant cast iron, annual capacity of the shop - up to 3000 MT, V-process castings in high-chromium wear-resistant cast-iron with weight range from
5 kg up to 700 kg, a subsidiary of UC Rusal - Russia.

NORTH VERNON INDUSTRY CORPORATION (NVIC), USA  -  grey iron foundry utilizing V-process molding for counterbalance products.

OHTALIT JSC, RUSSIA  -  art casting, V-process.

PEI COUNTY DONGMING FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  cast iron V-process castings.

PROMLIT CHEBOKSARY FOUNDRY LTD., RUSSIA  -  production of complicated steel, gray iron and ductile iron castings with weight from 10 to 6000 kg and size from 50 to 2000 mm, the annual production capacity of the foundry is over 110 000 tons of castings, the company has a new Heinrich Wagner Sinto V-process molding line for production of side frames and bolsters for railroad cars and other large size castings for machine building industry.

PEIXIAN DONGFANG FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  grey and ductile iron, cast steel, counterweight and machinery castings, V-process, up to 15000 tons yearly, resin sand molding, up to 3 000 tons yearly.
CastingArea's Presentation.

QINGDAO TIAN HUA YI HE FOUNDRY FACTORY, CHINA  -  provides products made in both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys - grey cast iron, ductile iron, alloy iron, carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, bronze, and aluminium, production methods include sand casting, investment casting, lost foam casting, die casting,
V-process casting, closed & open die forging, and permanent mold casting, manufacture and export of cast parts for oversea customers including municipal / construction castings: manhole covers, grate and frame, decorative castings: decorative bollard, garden chair, industrial castings: cast parts for valve industry, air compressor parts, pipe & fittings, iron counterweights.

RELIANCE FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CANADA  -  products made in cast iron, ductile iron, alloy iron, cast carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, bronze and aluminium, the production methods include investment casting, lost foam casting, die casting, and V-process.

RISHIT METALS LTD., KENYA  -  production of forklift counter weights by V-process, production of secondary aluminium, brass and copper ingots for foundries,
a part of Bajoria Group - India.

REMKOMMUNELEKTROTRANS (RKET), UKRAINE  -  production of steel castings and cast iron castings of various grades, brake pads for trams, iron hatches for manholes and grate boilers, armor ball mills, hammers crushers, bucket tooth, spare parts for jaw crushers and cone crushers, excavators and loading and unloading equipment, equipment of cement plants, refractory plants and metallurgical plants, bronze art castings - park lighting, fencing, bridges, monuments, green sand moulding, furan sand system, V-process moulding line, lost-foam process.

RAINBOW XUZHOU FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  various grey and ductile cast iron & cast steel products for civil engineering project, construction machinery industry, auto industry, mining machinery industry, fireplaces and accessory, garden products, outdoor furniture, manhole covers & frames, auto parts, counterweights, steel chains, V-process and lost wax foundry.

SHANGHAI ANYOU CO., LTD., CHINA  -  an engineering company specialized in all kinds of castings, forging, stamping and CNC machining service, components for the motor-cars, trucks, electric industry, heavy plant machinery, wind energy equipment (gear/shaft, reducer housing etc) and general or special industrial parts in grey iron, malleable iron, ductile iron, steel castings & non-ferrous metals (Al, Cu, Zn) with process of sand casting (green & resin sand), investment casting (lost wax & lost foam), vacuum molding, die casting & permanent molding.
CastingArea's Presentation.

SHINWON CASTIRON & MACHINERY CO., LTD., SOUTH KOREA  -  all kinds of ductile iron and gray cast iron products including automobile, forklift, robot and industrial machines parts, medium & large sized casting products produced by the V-process.

SBI FOUNDRY, USA  -  gray irons - sand & V-process casting, stainless steels - investment & sand casting, aluminum / zinc - die & permanent - mold & sand casting, industries served - aircraft, automotive, marine, railroad, food, chemical, paper, mining, architectural, agricultural machines, electricals, electronics.

SHANDONG HAICAN SANITARYWARES CO., LTD., CHINA  -  cast iron bathtub, steel enamel bathtub, acrylic bathtub, V-process vacuum precision casting technology.

SHANXI JINGTAI MACHINERY CASTING CO., LTD., CHINA  -  machine-carried balance weights, V-process foundry production lines, a subsidiary of Shanxi Huaxiang Investment Co., Ltd. - China.

SHANGHAI KINGSTON FOUNDRY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  grey and ductile iron castings from 0.1 kg up to 10 tons, for wheel centers, machine tool beds, counter-weight balances, valves and fittings, green sand molding process, no-bake process and V-process.

SUZUKI METAL-WORKING INDUSTRY CO., LTD., JAPAN  -  bronze castings, V-process technology.

SAKAE TYUUZOSHO CO., LTD., JAPAN  -  aluminum cast automotive and industrial components, two V-process production lines.

SHANDONG TAIAN WEIDA MACHINERY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  V-process forklift counterweights and other wide range of cast iron castings - manhole covers, gratings, municipal beautifications, agricultural equipments parts, gear boxes.

SHAANXI ZHONGXING CASTING & FORGING CO., LTD., CHINA  -  V-process and and lost foam process foundry, supplier of carbon steel castings, stainless steel castings, alloy steel castings, steel ingots, and forging parts, castings with weight ranging from 30 to 9000 kg, ingots from 700 to 8000 kg and forging parts from 300 up to 15000 kg, a long term partner of Xi'an Aerospacemotor Machine Factory which is one of the most famous aerospacemotor producers in China.

TAIYUAN BEST CASTING & FORGING CO., LTD., CHINA  -  manufacturer for castings and forgings, V-process counterweights casting.

TAIZHOU BEIGELAI KITCHENS & BATHROOMS CO., LTD., CHINA  -  one of the largest cast iron bathtub manufacturer company in China, middle and high-grade cast iron bathtub and cast iron kitchen sinks, the annual production capacity is about 30000 sets, V-process casting.

THE FROG, SWITCH & MANUFACTURING CO., USA  -  manganese steel castings, replacement parts for the mining, aggregate and shredder industries, vacuum molding process.

TIKHVIN RAILWAY CAR BUILDING PLANT (TVSZ), RUSSIA  -  in-house manufacturing of castings, the capacity of the first stage foundry production will amount to 6000 tons of heavy and medium-sized railway steel castings that will ensure the output of more than 4000 freight car bogies per annum, foundry technology on the basis of V-process moulding carried out on HWS equipment.

TSA-STELL GROUP LTD., UKRAINE  -  production of square billet continuous casting and armature construction, castings of various types and grades of cast iron and steel for engineering, mining and metallurgical industries, vacuum film forming and casting (V-process), green-sand moulding.

UNICAST, INC., CANADA  -  wearpart solutions to cement and mining related industries throughout the world, manganese steel replacement parts, valves, V-process, EPC foam moulding process.

V.A.DEGTYAREV PLANT, RUSSIA  -  ferrous and non-ferrous casting including V-process.

VICTORY COMPANY (VICO) LTD., VIETNAM  -  steel and cast iron castings for the cement, mining, thermal power, sugar and paper industries, vacuum casting
(V-process) production line, manufacturing capacity - 5000 tons per year.

VOTKINSK PLANT FOR THERMAL EQUIPMENT (VZTO), RF-UDMURT REPUBLIC  -  thermal and non-standard equipment for the metallurgy and engineering complex, cast iron, steel and bronze V-process and centrifugal casting.

VORONEZH STEELWORKS, RUSSIA  -  production of cast steel parts weighing from 30 kg up to 8 tonnes for oil field equipment and railway components, furan sand lines for molds and cores production, for mass production of the company are implementing new equipment and technologies - HWS Seiatsu and V-process.

WUXI HUAXINXING MOULD CO., LTD., CHINA  -  V-process ferrous and non-ferrous castings.

YAMATO INTEC CORPORATION, JAPAN  -  manufacturing of cast iron products including engine parts, automobile parts, and construction machinery parts, design, development and production of aluminum casting products for building materials, mailboxes, and decorative fences and gates, production of casting products for public works projects, including bridge railings and street lamps, furan no-bake molding line, APK molding line, FCMX molding line, V-process production line.

YUZHGIDROMASH LTD., UKRAINE  -  Southern Factory of Hydraulic Machines is one of the leading companies in the field of pump engineering, pumps and pumping equipment for all sectors of the economy - thermal and nuclear power engineering, metallurgy, food processing, chemical and petrochemical industry, land reclamation, water supply and irrigation, drainage systems and underground coal mines, small boiler houses, communal farms, in backyards, own foundry, castings from carbon, low alloy, high alloy steels, wear-resistant cast iron, gray cast iron, bronze and brass, green sand machine molding lines, investment casting, centrifugal casting machines, installation of the vacuum film forming production (V-process).

ZHANGZHOU JINDIAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., CHINA  -  cast aluminum, V-process.

ZUNHUA KING-SHUO METALLURGY MINING MACHINERY FACTORY, CHINA  -  production of cast iron and steel castings, V-process, investment casting, green sand moulding, a subsidiary company of Beijing JinMei Entrepreneur Import & Export Co., Ltd. (DJM).

ZHEJIANG MAYANG INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., CHINA  -  high magnesium steel, alloy steel, high chromium iron, stainless steel, carbon steel, wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant castings, lost foam casting technology, V-process molding technology, water glass vacuum hardening, water glass sand mould technology and water glass lost wax technology, cast products for mechanical equipment of metal recovery breaking, mine, metallurgy, chemical industry, cement, petroleum and other industries.

ZAVOD UNIVERSAL, RUSSIA  -  cast iron bathtubs, V-process.

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