A history of delivering.
Barron has been delivering proven, high-quality solutions for over 30 years. We’ve helped our customers create value, by delivering timely solutions, providing turnkey processes, never compromising quality, and forging relationships that help turn concepts into manufacturable products. Here’s a small sampling of some of our best work.
Roush turned to Barron Industries for help in filling Google’s order for 100 driverless cars in a record nine months, concept- to-completion. Barron shared our expertise in rapid prototyping, large high strength thin wall aluminum investment castings, and in-house CNC machining to provide a turnkey solution for many of the spaceframe and suspension components.
The “node” castings for the tubular spaceframe were cast as one piece versus an original multi-piece tubular fabrication. The construction holes for the adhesive that bonded the entire frame were cast in to size and location. The steering knuckles, control arms, shock supports and transmission cradle castings were provided completely machined including the press fitting of all bushings and bearings ready for final assembly.
Barron concurrently produced rapid prototype patterns and finished castings for the first 25 vehicles that were delivered a mere eight weeks after receipt of the contract and 3D math data while building hard tooling for the remaining 75 vehicle sets. Thanks to the close working relationship between Barron and Roush engineers, they met their compressed timing deadline and successfully launched the first driverless cars in North America.
Barron Industries helped its defense customer reduce costs by more than 65 percent by converting a 12-part fabrication into a single-piece casting, demonstrating the benefits and flexibility of the investment casting process.
Barron’s award-winning casting 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 Barron Industries investment casting process provides distinctive advantages over sand and other casting methods, 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.
When Chrysler engineers selected stainless steel investment castings as the best option for the fuel filler door for the Dodge Viper, Barron Industries began by producing 4 stainless steel investment castings. All 4 castings were passivated to insure the removal of any residual iron on the surface which could lead to the appearance of rusting. Next, the castings were machined and assembled with springs, rubber nibs, screws, plastic and other parts into a complete working fuel filler door assembly. Each assembly was then completely inspected and tested for form, fit, function and appearance before being carefully packaged and shipped to the plant for installation.
When looking to produce aluminum investment castings for the Mustang GT 500 the Tier 1 supplier was originally seeking one supplier to manufacture low volume (3,500 – 10,000) aluminum castings, a second supplier to machine these same castings, and a third company that could assemble all the components into a fully tested and certified complete assembly. Instead, the company found Barron Industries which did everything – all under one roof. The end result was significant savings in cost, reduction in paperwork and improved peace of mind.