FBPC Awarded Honorable Mention for 2017 AFS Casting Competition for Trough Mounting Bracket!

Reducing weight, simplifying logistics, improving quality, cutting costs, and supporting customers’ requirements – it’s what we do here at Franklin Bronze!


Trough Mounting Bracket – A structural part used in vibratory material handling unit for pharmaceuticals, food handling, small parts manufacture, and bulk material movement.

A Weldment Conversion

The original trough mounting bracket was fabricated from carbon steel or stainless steel bar stock and then machined.  The welded parts suffered from problematic dimensional repeatability.

When converted to Stainless Steel Investment Casting:

  • Reduced Part Count from 9 to 1
  • Reduced Weight by 32%
  • Reduced Costs by 26%
  • Nearly Eliminated Machining
  • Superior Surface Finish and elimination of process step – No painting operation needed / Produced a better looking part
  • Dimensional repeatability and consistency – tighter dimensional tolerances


Excited to be featured in:

Metal Casting Design & Purchasing
May/June Issue

Modern Casting

May Issue