Franklin Bronze Precision Components LLC

655 Grant Street, 16323 Franklin, PA

Telephone +1 814 437-6891
Fax +1 814 432-3781

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wall Colmonoy Ltd.


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.11  Suppliers for the glass machinery industry
  • 01.11.01  Components and accessories (suppliers to the glass machinery industry)

Components and accessories (suppliers to the glass machinery industry)

Our products

Product category: Raw material for glass production

Automated Shell Room

Franklin Bronze Precision Components supervisory computer and robotic dipping systems create the foundation for a repeatable process. Installed by Shell-O-Matic, Inc., this computer-driven shelling system has increased capacity while also improving the uniformity of shells.

The supervisory computer system tracks casting throughput while ABB robotics drives the production process. This automation results in increased investment casting part accuracy, quality, and repeatability.

The shell dipping area is also equipped with three hand dipping slurry baths, three hand dipping fluidized sand beds, and automated drying racks. Hand dipping is offered for certain products that require this process due to part size/dimension.

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Product category: Raw material for glass production

Alloys Poured

Franklin Bronze Precision Components pours an extensive list of specialty alloys to meet specifications and requirements for a variety of environments. Franklin Bronze is compliant with industry standards including: ASTM, AISI, MIL, CDA, IC and AA. In addition to our namesake bronze alloys, we supply a wide range of stainless steel, brass, bronze, cobalt, high nickel and custom alloys.

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Product category: Raw material for glass production

Wax Injection

Wax patterns are produced by injecting the paste wax under pressure into the tool cavity via a wax injection press, which has hydraulic platens that hold the parted tool closed during the injection cycle.

For short runs, Franklin Bronze utilizes tools that are simple, hand operated, and single cavity. These tools require operator assembly prior to each cycle and manually placing the tool into the injection press.

For higher volume and larger size parts, automation is added to the tooling and the wax patterns are made with little or no manual steps. This process also requires injection presses that are designed to function automatically.

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About us

Company details


A World Leader in the Supply of Nickel Alloy Castings for the Glass Mould Industry

Franklin Bronze Precision Components, LLC. is a world leader in the manufacturing of Nickel-Boron Alloy castings for the glass mould industry.

Established in 1878, Franklin Bronze is one of the oldest continually operating foundries in Pennsylvania.

Franklin Bronze’s Investment Casting production was founded in 1985 for the targeted supply of castings to the glass mould industry. Parts manufactured include guide rings, baffles, plungers, inserts, thimbles, blowheads, and top-plates.

Franklin Bronze provides a high-quality, consistent product due to technical expertise, in-house tooling & machining, and automated processing.

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Company data

Sales volume

5-20 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees




Area of business
  • Glass manufacture / Production technology
  • Glass products and applications
  • Contracting, Consulting, Engineering, Services
Target groups

Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing