Since 1960, General Kinematics Corporation has worked with foundries around the world. Today that relationship is highlighted in the launch of a new database honoring those foundries.


Launched at the American Foundry Society, Manufacturing Day 2015, The Final Shakeout is an online historical collection of castings from around the world. This unique collection features first pours, last pours, commemorative castings and other metalcasting related history. Item descriptions, dates, locations and more are linked to high resolution graphics of each casting in the General Kinematics collection. Consisting of castings from nearly every decade, this collection features the amazing skill of foundrymen and the art they create.


To see the collection visit: Have something to contribute to the collection or would like more information? Please contact GK’s Marketing Department at 815-444-3594 or email




General Kinematics is the premier manufacturer of vibratory equipment for the processing of bulk materials. For over 50 years, GK has led technological advancements in vibratory equipment for the foundry, mining, recycling and bulk processing industries. GK’s patented Two-Mass technology operates vibratory equipment is load responsive and able to process more tons per hour than traditional brute force equipment. GK also has an unparalleled Parts & Service division that provides 24/7/365 customer service and support along with same day shipping on all off the shelf, in-stock items. With over 40,000 installations in nearly every country around the world, General Kinematics means: Leadership in Vibrating Process Equipment.


General Kinematics needs solid infrastructure to ship our equipment out of Chicagoland to the rest of the country and export ports to the world. Therefore GK proudly supports AEM and the I Make America initiative to improve America’s infrastructure and highways.