Investment Castings

Investment Castings

Barron Industries manufactures high-precision investment castings, machined components, and assemblies in both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Our AS9100 and NADCAP accredited processes deliver the highest quality castings for the most demanding applications.

Investment casting

Investment Casting & Machining

Barron’s full-service manufacturing process includes everything from design for manufacturing to in-house casting, CNC machining, non-destructive testing, and welding. Our vertically-integrated manufacturing process significantly reduces cost and lead times.

In addition to our investment casting process, we offer:

  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Prototypes & Production
  • CNC Machining
  • Assembly
  • NADCAP-Certified Welding
  • NADCAP-Certified Non-Destructive Testing
  • Painting
  • Plating
  • Global Supply Chain Management

Barron's vertically integrated process offers more design and material flexibility than other metal forming techniques.

The Barron Advantage

With more than 100 years of metal casting experience, the experts at Barron Industries investment casting foundry specialize in melting and pouring over 200 different types of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, including high-strength stainless steel, aluminum, armor and nickel-based alloys. While Barron’s core business is metalcasting, it has evolved into a vertically integrated precision component manufacturer incorporating Industry 4.0. The production process starts with design for manufacturing and rapid prototyping to ensure efficiency and quality. Post-casting capabilities include in-house machining, coating and assembly, providing a completed subsystem component.

The emphasis we place on quality is demonstrated by our many certifications. We are NADCAP-certified for non-destructive testing, including digital radiography and liquid penetrant testing, and we also hold ISO 9001, AS9100, CMMC 2.0, as well as quality approvals from many major aerospace and defense OEM’s including GE Aviation and Boeing.

Industry-Leading Expertise

Barron’s unparalleled expertise in investment casting sets our process apart from other investment casting foundries.

Cutting Edge Simulation Capabilities

Barron uses the latest Solidification Modeling software to predict the outcome of a casting’s internal quality level before a part is ever made, significantly improving time-to-market and reducing development costs due to “trial and error” methods of process development.

Robotic Technology

Barron’s 5-axis robot ensures consistency in shell dipping, coating, and formation as well as enhanced efficiency in drying of ceramic shells. This results in more consistent high quality castings being delivered to our customers.

Investment Casting Furnace Capacity

Furnace Capacity

Barron operates three steel and two aluminum melting units, two ovens for wax burnout from the ceramic mold and four ovens for preheating ceramic shells. Redundant equipment ensures your castings will continue being processed, even if a piece of equipment breaks down.

MRP/ERP Software

Barron’s (MRP/ERP) software system provides operational intelligence allowing continuous improvement, accountability, quality, real – time tracking, traceability and transparency throughout the investment casting process.

Advantages of Investment Casting

There are many benefits associated with investment casting, including:

Material options

Many different alloys, including aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, tool steel, gray iron, nickel and cobalt alloys can be used in the investment casting process.

Exceptional accuracy

Investment casting produces complex parts with thin walls, superior dimensional accuracy, surface finish, and internal soundness.

Design Flexibility

Multi-piece fabrications can be converted into stronger and less expensive single-piece investment castings, reducing weight and lead times.

Contact Barron Industries today to learn more about our process and capabilities, or to start your order.

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