Hoosier Pattern knows that each project is unique, and we will work with you to determine whether additive or subtractive manufacturing is the best solution for your needs. If subtractive manufacturing is your choice, rest assured that the Hoosier Pattern team works hard to be one of the most well-educated and technologically advanced teams in the CNC machining industry. Our dedication to quality products and processes has even earned us an ISO certification.
Advantages of CNC Manufacturing
CNC manufacturing has many advantages over hand-built tooling. Lead times are drastically reduced to only 4-6 weeks depending on the job size, and tolerances are +/-.005″. A wide range of material options are available, including Stainless Steel, 4140, D2, Ductile/Gray Iron, Red Plastic Plank, Foam Board, Ren Board, A36 Steel, Aluminum, Brass, and more – most available on-site! Hoosier Pattern’s CNC manufacturing facility also houses a wide variety of state-of-the-art CNC machines, including 18 vertical machining centers (Milltronics/Leadwell), 3 horizontal machines (Mazak), 2 CNC lathes (Milltronics/Mazak), and a laser scanner (Nikon Metrology).
So Many Options
Having a variety of different material and machine options allows us to come up with the perfect solutions for our customers, and we take it one step further by working with many different file formats as well. Although our preferred file formats are Parasolid and Step, we also work with CatiaV5, Iges, and Creo, and our highly educated staff are professionally trained in many different kinds of CAD & CNC software such as Cimatron, SolidEdge, Geomagic (formerly Rapidform), and Master Cam. We are happy to offer our customers 2D to 3D conversion as well, so if you are looking for someone to take you from concept to reality — look no further than Hoosier Pattern! Overall size restrictions: Mills – 60″ x 100″
Kevin Lucas, SFO Foundry Engineer, Goulds Pumps, ITT Inc.
Hoosier pattern is a valued vendor. The printed sand cores and molds are shipped quick, accurate and of great quality. The service and quality we receive from Hoosier allows us to improve casting quality with CAD perfect cores, and to support trials and sample castings with patternless molds and cores. The team at Hoosier is great to work with and they provide valued advice and feedback on our printed sand projects.
Ted Burdett, Co-Owner, Strand Design
Working with Hoosier was such a pleasure and they were so accommodating that we already knew before the prototypes were done that we would want to work with them to create the production tooling for the project. It didn’t hurt to tour the facilities and witness first hand the operation. Their facility is full of state of the art machining stations, high quality tooling and talented people.
With the machines Hoosier Pattern has in-house and their knowledgeable team, you can have full confidence in knowing that your job will be in the best hands possible. If you aren’t sure where to start with your project, contact Hoosier today to get a team member working beside you on your project to make your job a reality.