Custom castings – Structural & Industrial

Bradken supplies a wide range of castings, fabrications and machining services.  We work with a variety of cast materials including speciality irons, alloy steels and stainless steel and have the capability to produce castings up to 25,000 kilograms or 55,000 pounds.

Structural and structurally exposed steel castings

Our Engineered Products business, based in North America, are experts in structurally exposed steel, non-destructive testing and understanding the material strength requirements.

Our expertise is sought out  as we are industry leaders with experience in small single node jobs to large projects which include hundreds of structural cast steel elements.

Bradken is an associate member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (ASIC).

If you have a project requiring architectural, structural castings, let us know.

Projects of note:

  • Queen Richmond Centre West (Toronto, ON Canada) – a landmark development in Toronto’s Downtown West.

    – structurally exposed steel casting

    – pour weight – 22,906 kilograms or 50,500 pounds

    – project scope – pattern, casting and machining

  • Transbay Transit Terminal (San Francisco, CA, USA) – a transit station serving the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional transportation system.

    – structurally exposed steel casting

    – project scope – patterns, casting and machining (project required production of 304 steel castings made up of 75 unique geometries totaling approx. 1.5 million kilograms or 3.3 million pounds of cast steel)

    – castings range in size and weights from 1,769 kilograms to 21,000 kilograms or 3,900 pounds to 46,300 pounds

  • USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium (Flushing Meadows, NY, USA) – part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the main stadium of the US Open tennis tournament.

    – structurally exposed steel casting

    – project scope – pattern, casting and machining – project consisted of 16 architecturally exposed cast steel nodes weighing about 3,628 kilograms or 8,000 pounds each


Structural steel castings

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Industrial castings

We bring quality steel castings to our customers with reduced engineering costs and superior first article process. We use our vast industry experience and resources to ensure quality products are delivered to customer specifications.

Our custom casting capabilities help improve productivity for customers in a range of markets including but not limited to:

We provide expertise in:

  • fabrication to casting conversion projects
  • contract manufacturing of engineered components
  • specialist welding and heat treatment including robotic welding and hard facing
  • From engineered concept to finished product Bradken provides value for our customers in the Energy market by making high engineered, complex sand molded steel castings, in a range of cast steels.  Our capabilities include supplying castings as large as 55,000 lbs (25,000 kg).

    Value add offerings include:

    • Concurrent engineering (fabrication to casting conversions, forging to casting conversions and improved castability)
    • Pattern making and tooling
    • Certified ASME nuclear material manufacturer
    •  Complete Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) facilities and Level III certified inspectors
    • Ancillary services (including machining and sub-assembly)
  • We offer a full range of materials including:

    • Carbon steels
    • Alloy steels
    • Stainless steels
    • Duplex stainless
    • Nickel based steels
  • Understanding and possessing the necessary qualifications is vital in being able to supply the exacting standards of the energy market. Understanding this, our facilities maintain a number of critical certifications and quality systems in addition to numerous customer specific certifications.

    Bradken holds the following certifications:

    • ISO9001
    • Nuclear certification by ASME, QSC No. 204
    • ASME – Section III, NCA 3800 2001
    • DNV approved manufacturer of steel castings
    • Lloyds register certificate
    • CGP – Canadian government control goods program
    • ABS – American bureau of ship building
    • Navy Nuclear qualified to NAVSEA 250-1500
    • Approved to manufacture HY-80 and HY-100 castings by the department of the Navy
    • Off-shore oil & gas certified by numerous OEM’s and countries with material qualified to EN10225 and API RP2Z
    • In house ASNT level III non-destructive testing specialists
    • NACE
    • ASTM
  • We offer a full complement of testing and inspection services including:

    • Visual
    • Dimensional
    • Microstructure
    • Charpy impact
    • Chemical analysis
    • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
    • Radiographic testing (RT)
    • Liquid penetrant testing (LP)
    • Magnetic particle testing (MP)