SMI Crankshaft in Fostoria, Ohio  
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Crankshaft LLC
1815 E. Sandusky St.
Fostoria, OH 44830

Ph: 419.435.0411
Fx: 419.435.3881



By utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and time proven technology chosen specifically for each order, Nippon Steel Integrated Crankshaft controls costs on smaller orders and is extremely efficient at high production manufacturing:

  • Complete crankshaft manufacturing from raw material to finished part
  • Engineering development support from single piece billet to high volume production
  • Working envelope for crankshafts of 3”– 20” diameter by 10”- 74” length
  • Capacity for Quick Start production, from 10 piece orders to 100,000 per year
  • Currently 45,000 sq. ft of available floor space and available machine capacity


Nippon Steel Integrated Crankshaft’s engineering experiences are within the crankshaft fields of Heavy Duty Diesel, High Volume, Automotive, and Heat Treatment.


Manufacturing Design Capabilities:

  • Specialized fixture design and development
  • Precision gauge design
  • Multi-stage process plans involving heat treatments

 Solid Model Development Capabilities:

  • Briscad and Solidworks 2013

Quality Control 

Nippon Steel Integrated Crankshaft is certified for ISO/TS 16949:2009.  The facility has two staffed on-site metrology labs and one metallurgical lab.


Gauging Capabilities:

  • All calibrations performed by Guide 17025 registered suppliers; gauges are tracked and recalled through Engage Plus software
  • All gauges and masters are serialized to identify family and specific purpose
  • R&R Studies are performed on all measuring devices

 Layout Capabilities:

  • 1 Giddings & Lewis RS-35, 1 G & L Rs-50, both of which run Measuremax software
  • 1 Zeiss Accura running Calypso software
  • 3 Adcole machines




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