Franklin Bronze is pleased to announce the purchase of a new Doosan Puma Mill Turning Center. The high performance turning center gives our in-house machine shop greater capacity with live tooling plus the ability to mill, tap & drill all on one machine.
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The Derrick/The News-Herald Business Review featured accomplishments at our investment casting foundry in 2021 from tradeshows, facility investments, employee appreciation, promotions, and more.
Congratulations to Sam Lyons, Foundry Supervisor, for 40 years of employment with Franklin Bronze Precision Components!
Meet team member Jim Barber, Information Systems & Scheduling Manager. He is focused on managing the investment casting production schedule while leveraging the company’s ERP system.
Franklin Bronze Precision Components has implemented several improvements in one of the most important areas of their shop, the wax room, where the investment casting process starts. Within the last two years, Franklin Bronze added a new chiller station, acquired an additional automated wax press, installed work station dividers and rearranged the work flow in the wax room to provide a safe working environment, additional capacity and greater casting reliability.
FBPC partnered with Auto Wax Inc. and added an additional automated wax press to expand capabilities and improve productivity. The auto press generates more patterns per hour resulting in increased throughput.
We are pleased to announce the achievement of ISO 9001:2015 Recertification.
One customer saved over 90% of their costs when they converted their aircraft exhaust part from a billet to an investment cast.
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.