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 Bridge Mill with a bigger capacity allowing them to now take on jobs that once had to be turned down due to size. They have also recently added an FDM printer allowing them to print prototype pieces as well as parts and tooling. Hoosier Pattern will continue to lead the way within the industry by adding new machines to help better serve their customers.
Hoosier Pattern's Facility Now Has 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
- EDM technology is used to remove material in deep pockets or fillets.
- The process eliminates tedious work for the benching department.
Shrink Fit Tooling
- For inserting cutters to holders for little to no run out in our CNC machining machines.
- The process can be done in as little as 30 seconds where old technology would take over 5 minutes to complete.
- Manual CMM is used when checking foundry tooling for alignment.
- It is also used for wear checks at the foundry.
- Used for reverse engineering and overlay for deviation report of initial scan and compare to 3D model.
3D Sand Printing Machine
- Great when used for low volume and complex designs.
- Used when multiple cores and offset parting of a pattern is necessary for prototype castings.
- Quick turnaround times.
- Perfect for prototyping 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 is 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.