Our customer saved 92% when they converted their aircraft part from billet to an investment cast part and also recouped their tooling costs after the first order! Franklin Bronze Precision Components was provided the opportunity to convert an aircraft part – exhaust transition body previously machined from billet to an investment cast part.
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Reshoring is the trend of bringing manufacturing from overseas back to its local origin – here, the United States. The tariffs on China, Canada and Europe imports were to both level the global trade playing field and incentivize U.S. companies to bring manufacturing back to America. Now, it seems that the COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated this reshoring.
Supply continuity risk, rapid innovation, responsiveness and technological collaboration are now critical considerations for sourcing along with costs, quality and lead time.
Featured in The Derrick/The News-Herald Business Review recapping 2020 and sharing changes made to our investment casting facility during the COVID pandemic to keep employees healthy & safe, reshoring jobs previously held overseas, a record number of investments, and more.
Franklin Bronze acquires Laser SLA 3D Printer for rapid prototyping and short runs of investment castings.
A look back at 2020 and our accomplishments for the year. Many changes have been made from the way we work and the way we connect. 2020 also marks the largest investment year at Franklin Bronze. Investments were made to improve, expand and modernize.
Franklin Bronze worked with one customer to convert its welded Trough Mounting Bracket to a stainless steel investment cast part. Reducing weight, simplifying logistics, improving quality, and cutting costs
Franklin Bronze Precision Components has partnered with Waste Management and in 2020 has recycled 13 tons of material from just cardboard alone!
Operations Manager, Chris Barber represented Franklin Bronze as one of four manufacturers in northwestern Pennsylvania to participate in a roundtable discussion focusing on economic development in the region. The discussion was held in conjunction with the presentation of a $1.2M grant announced by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia and awarded to the Education & Training Hub at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.
Investment Castings are used in nearly every industry and every aspect of our lives from food processing to oil & gas, water treatment, automotive, aerospace, construction, steel, transportation and more.
Franklin Bronze Precision Components has been on the forefront of automation when it introduced robots to their investment casting manufacturing processes in early 2005. Fast forward to 2020, Franklin Bronze continues to stay ahead with its latest introduction of new robotic technologies. Read about its latest upgrade.