The depth of knowledge that our team has gives us the upper hand to our competitors. We have several employees that have worked at foundries. That experience brings awareness to the urgency foundries face every day. Our staff is well-educated and up-to-date in their knowledge of CNC machines, hardware and software that allow us to cater to our customers' needs. We strive for excellence on every job we take and to us, "on-time delivery" means just that. If we promise it, we deliver no matter what the cost.
We work very closely with our customers tooling managers and project engineers. Our background in and ability to perform GoToMeeting events on the fly keeps all projects moving forward to meet customer needs. We are able to "red-flag" areas of concern, and not just build tooling but give customers suggestions or help audit designs. This interaction has been noticed by our current customers, and lets us be more collaborative in providing tooling.
A few examples:
- We machined a 100% CNC-machined match plate where the raw material weighed 1500 pounds when we started, and after completion only weighed 150 pounds. This tooling, because of its highly complicated offset parting of the pattern, was the best practice that we have come up with to get our customer the best tool possible. The machine tolerance of the pattern to the current 3D model and match of the geometry was within .0035 inches.
- We have provided 100% CNC machined tooling to our customers within a week to meet their customer's needs for rapid prototype tooling.
- We put inventory software in place several years ago, and it has paid off tenfold. It gives us the confidence in knowing that our material needs are met every day. When we go to the drawer for end mills and inserts to cut tooling, we are confident we have these supplies in stock to meet our customers' needs on-time, every time.
HPI is constantly adding more machines and updating technology to stay on the cutting edge of the industry.
Hoosier Pattern strives to be up to date with the latest in foundry knowledge. HPI employees come from a wide range of occupations within the foundry industry. This gives HPI the upper hand on approaching new and challenging tasks.
Hoosier Pattern was the first shop in the United States to own and operate a 3D sand printer in house. HPI is growing their rapid prototyping abilities with the most recent addition of a Stratasys Fortus 450m printer, printing FDM parts as of January 2016.
With over 20 machines in house, HPI is confident they have the CNC equipment to get the job done.
HPI is able to manufacturea wide variety of pump components including: centrifugal pumps, water and sewage pumps, turbine pumps, transfer pumps fluide flow pumps and more!