Barron Industries AUSA Update
After a year of expansion, technological improvements and new quality certifications, Barron Industries is primed to offer a myriad of investment casting solutions to new and long-standing partners in the production of mission-critical metal components for the defense industry. In addition to the acquisition of a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing plant, Barron is also growing its workforce by more than 30 percent and investing in new equipment to bring on a second and third shift. Plus, Barron’s recently acquired NIST 800 cybersecurity certification ensures Barron’s preparedness in serving its aerospace and defense customers that need to maintain information security throughout their supply chains.
The company’s technology upgrades include a new 325-kilowatt induction-melting unit, as well as a high-pressure waterjet blast system that accelerates the ceramic mold removal process. In the CNC machining department, we’ve also added a new twin-spindle CNC turning center with live tooling and y-axis turret. In addition, the new facility adds capacity by allowing the expansion of our CNC machining and finishing operations at our current 65-thousand square foot location. Barron Industries owns and operates 14 CNC machining centers including high-quality Makino, Mori Seiki, Haas, and Mazak equipment. Barron is experienced in the challenging machining of alloys such as 17-4 ph stainless steel, 90/10 copper, armor steel, cobalt, nickel, and S7 tool steel, to name a few. The machining of these alloys requires equipment with torque, HP and precision, which is why we continue to invest in the highest quality CNC machining equipment including: Vertical Milling Centers with 4 axis capability; Horizontal Milling Centers with 5 axis capability, and Turning Centers up to 20” diameter.
New NADCAP Welding Certification
Barron Industries has completed the NADCAP audit and certification process for our welding department.
Specialists in high-strength alloy and armor steel, Barron Industries offers a wide range of welding, utilizing either MIG, TIG or ARC welding processes. Barron is certified to weld ballistic armor steel, stainless steel, aluminum, cobalt, nickel, and other specialty alloys. Certifications include:
- American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.6
- Pressure Vessel Boiler Code (ASME) SEC IX
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A488
- Aerospace Materials Specifications (AMS) 2694
Barron is also NADCAP Certified for our in-house non-destructive testing including:
- Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Fluorescent Dye Inspection
NIST 800 Cybersecurity Certification
Barron Industries has achieved conformance with cybersecurity controls required for defense company suppliers that handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Barron received certification for compliance with 110 cybersecurity best practices outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171. The certification granted by NSF Global Business Solutions applies to IT services to internal company employees and protection of company proprietary information. The NIST 800 certification ensures Barron’s preparedness in serving its aerospace and defense customers that need to maintain information security throughout their supply chains. By obtaining outside certification of NIST compliance, Barron Industries is ahead of the curve. In an ongoing effort to maintain information security throughout the defense supply chain, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to implement a new program called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which will mandate cybersecurity audits and certifications for DoD contractors. Currently, contractors are only asked to self-certify that they have met the security requirements.
Proudly serving the defense industry for more than 35 years
Barron Industries provides its Aerospace and Defense customers with complete mission-critical assemblies in half the industry-standard lead-time. AS9100D Certified, ITAR registered and NADCAP accredited for special processes, Barron is a unique full-service manufacturer of ferrous and non-ferrous investment castings and completely assembled mechanical sub-systems. Using the Investment Casting process, we produce high-strength castings with ﬁne detail and strict tolerance requirements, reducing the need for machining and other secondary ﬁnishing. Our vertically-integrated manufacturing systems offer complete single-source capability, signiﬁcantly reducing cost and delivery time. Precision castings are machined, assembled, plated, painted, tested, part-marked, barcode-labeled, and securely packaged for shipping – with all processes handled in-house. Using our 3D printing techniques for rapid prototyping, Barron can deliver a high-quality precision investment casting in as little as 10 days.
Specializing in high-strength alloy and armor steel
Experts in metallurgy, we pour more than 200 alloys including armor steel, 17-4PH stainless steel, A356-T6 aluminum, and other high-strength and lightweight alloys to the exacting standards of Military and Defense specifications. Barron specializes in high strength alloy and armor steel machined precision castings for light, medium and heavy-duty land-based defense vehicles and support systems. Barron Industries is a supplier to some of the world’s largest defense contractors including General Dynamics Land Systems, Oshkosh, BAE, Curtiss-Wright, Triumph Group, GE Aviation, Boeing Defense, Raphael Defense, Eaton Aerospace, and Loc Performance, just to name a few. Typical components supplied by Barron to the defense industry include:
- Power distribution chassis and covers
- Towing components
- Exhaust tubes
- Transmission components
- Latch assemblies
- Hardware, including handles, levers, hinges,
- Heavy-duty structural components
- Ballistic steel hatch rings
- Aerospace HVAC and safety systems
- Optical housings
- Other specialty items as requested
Our Ultimate Customer is the Soldier
At Barron Industries, we provide customers with the quality assurance that brings confidence in the engineered metal products we manufacture. As an AS9100 Certified company, Barron supports all processes with NADCAP Certified in-house non-destructive testing (NDT). We understand the importance of each part we produce and its impact on the performance of our defense customers’ products. We attribute our success to understanding that our ultimate customer is the warfighter. The men and women of our armed forces rely on our components when they are put in harm’s way. At Barron, we take the time and care to make certain every part is right the first time, every time.
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