| Established in 1878, Franklin Bronze &
Alloy Company is one of the oldest continually operating
foundries in Pennsylvania. Historically a sand casting facility,
Franklin Bronze expanded into the investment casting market in 1987.
We subsequently increased our investment casting capabilities in
1989, 1991, and 1996, and our investment casting division now
operates as a manufacturing facility separate from our sand casting
OUR INVESTMENT CASTING DIVISION
Housed in a 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, Franklin
Bronze's investment casting division includes five casting
furnaces, all featuring inert gas melting, and nine wax injection
presses. A 24-hour automated shell room allows us to produce more
than 250 molds per day, and our wax room is also operational around
the clock. Our shell dipping area is equipped with three hand
dipping slurry baths, three hand dipping fluidized sand beds, and a
280-shell Shellomatic robotic dipping system.
Franklin Bronze's fully equipped tooling facility
allows precision tooling to be manufactured in-house, which means
lower tooling prices and quicker tooling delivery. Our in-house tool
room features two Tree Vertical CNC Millers, one Supermax 13" Lathe,
and one Supermax Titan Series Vertical Miller. All tools are
designed and made using CadKey 97. We also offer complete
in-house machining services including customer part finishing.
OUR SAND CASTING DIVISION
Franklin Bronze's no-bake sand casting division
produces high-quality sand castings in brass, bronze, aluminum,
stainless steel, and nickel-base alloys. Our sand casting facility
relies on 100% induction melting and a complete air-set casting
system, and our full-range analytical spectrometer allows thorough
hardness testing and chemical analysis. Our sand casting approach
also includes reclamation of all sand used in our casting process.
Our sand casting division's molding capabilities
include green sand molding on four squeezer production lines.
Castings can be provided with either rough or machined finishes, and
complete machining capabilities allow in-house tool making as
well as the ability to machine-finish customer parts. Franklin
Bronze sand castings range from 1 inch to 3 square feet and may
weigh up to 200 pounds. Sand casting orders range from 1 to 50,000
Franklin Bronze painstakingly examines every casting we produce
for defects or inconsistencies, and all metal we pour is hardness
tested and chemically analyzed on our Spectro Lax L7 analytical
spectrometer. If a casting or heat does not meet our exacting
standards, it will not be shipped.
WHERE WE'RE LOCATED
Franklin Bronze & Alloy Company, Inc. is headquartered at
655 Grant Street in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Our location is
conveniently close to a number of interstate transit routes, and our
reliable shipping fleet ensures that your product will be delivered
in a timely fashion. Immediate access to efficient air service is
For more information on Franklin Bronze &
Alloy Company, visit our
investment casting and
divisions. For more details on our casting divisions, pricing
structure, or delivery services,
e-mail us today or call (814) 437-6891.