Until recently, Hoosier Pattern was the only facility in the United States that housed a 3D Sand Printer to print molds and cores for foundry use. There are now more 3D sand printers in the U.S.; however, Hoosier Pattern continues to raise the bar within the industry. Hoosier Pattern is constantly looking for new and better ways to serve their customers. Aside from the addition of the sand printer, Hoosier Pattern has recently added a new bridgemill with a bigger capacity allowing them to now take on jobs that once had to be turned down due to size. Hoosier has also recently added an FDM printer allowing them to print prototype pieces as well as parts and tooling. Hoosier will continue to lead the way within the industry by adding new machines to help better serve their customers.
We now have over 25 machining centers including:
- Vertical machining up to 60" x 100"
- Horizontal machining up to 49" x 40" x 34"
- (2) CNC lathes
- A brand-new 5-axis mill
- Plate saws up to 36" x 60" x 120"
- (3) 3D sand printers in house for sand molds and cores
- 3D plastic printer
Used to remove material in deep pockets or fillets
Process eliminates tedious work for our benching department
Shrink Fit Tooling
For inserting cutters to holders for little to no run out in our CNC machining machines
Process can be done in little as 30 seconds where old technology would exceed 5 minutes
For checking foundry tooling for alignment
Used for wear checks at the foundry
Laser scanning for reverse engineering and overlay for deviation report of initial scan and compare to 3D model
3D Sand Printing Machine
For use for low volume very complex designs
Used when multiple cores and offset parting of pattern is necessary for prototype castings
Quick turnaround times
Perfect for prototypying parts
Customers can make several changes on the fly and print variations to achieve maximum results of their casting's needs for their customers. Also changes after initial castings can be done very quickly without having to send tooling out for changes. Tooling can be kept on a thumb drive and available the next time it is needed or changed.
Inventory software keeps track of all items needed for our customers needs. The software will trigger when the inventory is low to make sure we stay current for our customers needs at all times.
Our fleet of trucks are available to pick up and deliver tooling. From both of our vans, up to our 26 foot box truck - HPI is able to haul up to 10,000 pounds for our customer needs.