Oxford,MI – Barron Industries has received the Investment Casting Institute’s Defense Casting of the Year Award for a low-alloy steel fabrication conversion part the company makes for an armored personnel carrier. The award, presented at the Institute’s 63rd Technical Conference and Expo, recognizes foundries which manufacture parts and components that best illustrate and promote the benefits and flexibility of the investment casting process, or which demonstrate problem solving techniques for the customer.
Barron’s award-winning casting was converted from two separate welded fabrications totaling 12 pieces. It now serves as both an engine mount and an alternator mount for a power pack used on a new generation armored personnel carrier. Barron Industries also machines the casting in-house using a 5-axis CNC machining center, performing all machining in one setup.
“The finished casting is manufactured at 1/3 the total cost of the original fabrication,” said Bruce Barron, president and CEO of Barron Industries.
“The Barron Industries investment casting process provides distinctive advantages over sand and other casting methods,” said Barron. “Our process turns out precision castings with greater dimensional accuracy, higher consistency, superior product integrity and improved surface finish. It is often the only way a part can be manufactured economically.”
Barron Industries, an AS9100 certified company, provides high-precision, performance-critical Investment Castings, rapid prototypes, machined components, complete assemblies, welded fabrications and other value-added services. Barron complies with NADCAP specifications for our non-destructive testing processes including X-ray, Magnetic Particle Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection. With comprehensive single-source capability, Barron offers complete turnkey product manufacturing of components for Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Medical, and other industries with demanding high-quality standards.