Using FDM Printing
As of January 2016, Hoosier is now offering FDM Printed Parts:
Print prototype parts
Print supports to assist in machining patterns and gating with offset partings
Print CMM and machining supports/fixtures
Produce patterns for low volume runs
The FDM plastic printer at Hoosier Pattern can currently print:
- Nylon 12
The ways to benefit customers with this printer are endless. It will speed up processes and products for HPI customers for quicker turn around times. It is just one more tool in HPI's toolbox to offer more solutions to their customers. Current lead time on the FDM printer is 1 week.
The build envelope size for the FDM printer is 406 x 355 x 406 xx (16 x 14 x 16 in.)
Contact us to send in your CAD files to see how our FDM printer can work for you!
Recently HPI teamed with the Purdue EPICS team to develop a torch using the FDM printer that can be used by all 92 counties in Indiana for the torch relay as a part of Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration. HPI and its employees are proud to work with a college in Indiana on this project for our beloved state.
Read more about the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.