Technology

Utilizing State-of-the-art Technologies to Serve Our Customers

Today, we operate a 90,000-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art technology. Our cutting-edge CNC manufacturing and rapid prototyping practices provide manufacturing solutions for businesses throughout the Midwest, United States, and worldwide. All with the highest-quality foundry tooling and 3D printed sand molds and cores our industry demands. In addition, we have over 25 machining centers, including multiple vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, a 5-axis mill, and CNC lathes. Regardless of your tooling or 3D printing needs, we will provide your job with the absolute best quality and in-depth knowledge you expect only at Hoosier Pattern.

Our facility has multiple machining centers, Including:

  • Vertical Machining Up to 60″ x 100″
  • Horizontal Machining Up to 49″ x 40″ x 34″
  • (2) CNC Lathes
  • A 5-Axis Mill
  • Plate Saws Up to 36″ x 60″ x 120″
  • (5) 3D Sand Printers In-House for Sand Molds and Cores
  • 3D Plastic Printer
Hoosier Pattern employees working at office computers

Equipment


CMM

  • Manual CMM is used when checking foundry tooling for alignment.
  • In addition, this process is also used for wear checks at the foundry.

Shrink Fit Tooling

  • Used for inserting cutters to holders for little to no runout in our CNC machining machines.
  • The process can be done in as little as 30 seconds; old technology would take over 5 minutes to complete.

Laser Scanner

  • Used for reverse engineering and overlay for deviation report of initial scan and compare to 3D model.
3D sand printing machine

3D Sand Printing Machine

  • Perfect for low-volume and complex designs.
  • Used when multiple cores and offset parting of a pattern are necessary for prototype castings.
  • Quick turnaround times.
  • Perfect for prototyping parts.

We deliver your project’s needs


  • Customers can make several changes on the fly and print variations to achieve maximum results for their casting’s needs. Also, changes after initial castings can be done quickly without sending tooling out for changes. Tooling is stored 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 ensure we stay current with our customers’ needs.
  • Our fleet of trucks is available to pick up and deliver tooling. From both of our vans to our 26-foot box truck — HPI can haul up to 10,000 pounds for our customer’s needs.
Hoosier Pattern employee driving a forklift