At Hoosier Pattern, we are able to manufacture parts for a wide variety of industrial pumps and commercial pumps, including: centrifugal pumps, water and sewage pumps, turbine pumps, transfer pumps, fluid flow pumps, and more! Pump castings can be delivered with pinpoint accuracy in just days with our advanced technology and multi-industry expertise.
Why use 3-D printing of sand to make pump components?
- Timing - In two weeks’ time from the receipt of your P.O. you can have a sand mold of your pump component ready to ship to the foundry of your choice. This sand mold is ready to make a casting with no waiting for foundry tooling to be made, refurbished or changed to the latest engineering level. Castings get made quicker and in your customers hand quicker. This is invaluable for new prototypes, low volume pump requirements and legacy pumps or their components.
- Cost - The cost for 3D printed sand components, sand molds or sand cores, is $0.13 per cubic inch. This is the cubic inch of the CAD build box of the sand component. No extra charge for complex pump geometries. The only extra charges are if you want it NOW, like next day NOW. Yes, we can do that.
- Design - Complex geometries of your parts do not equate to higher costs to make your castings. You do not need to sacrifice your design for manufacturability. Complex core designs are 3D printed as one piece, thus reducing or eliminating assembly errors and foundry casting defects. No internal fins or mismatches. Foundry molds 3D printed do not need traditional parting lines and flask sizes. This gives the foundry the freedom to gate, add risers and feed the casting in the best possible way to produce the optimal casting. The freedom of pump design combined with the freedom allows the foundry to manufacture a pump component casting and it is a huge advancement for the pump industry.
Complex pump component castings produced quickly and at a known cost is why pump manufactures are turning to 3D printing as the solution to pump casting problems.