Technology

Until recently,  Hoosier Pattern was the only facility in the United States that housed an ExOne S-Max 3D Sand Printer to print molds and cores for foundry use. Since then, 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. 

(18) Vertical and (3) Horizontal Machining Centers

All tied to our network

Capable of seamless transferring of tool path data stored on our job server

Awaiting cycle start from our operators on the floor

(2) CNC Lathes

Capable of turning patterns and inventory items for our customer's needs.

EDM

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

Manual CMM

For checking foundry tooling for alignment

Used for wear checks at the foundry

Laser Scanner

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 our one-ton pick up truck and van, up to our 26 foot box truck able to haul 10,000 pounds for our customer needs.