3D Printing for Pump Components and TPS 2016

Next week, Dave and Alyssa will be at the 45th Turbomachinery and 32nd Pump Symposia in Houston. TPS is the premier training and networking opportunity for professionals in both pump, turbomachiniery and related industries. Last year, TPS attracted more than 5,500 people and 350 exhibiting companies from 48 countries. HPI fits into this show because here at HPI, 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 3D Printed Sand to Make Pump Components?

In a maximum of 2 week’s time from the receipt of your purchase order, you can have a sand mold of your pump component ready to ship to the foundry of your choice. Don’t have a foundry in mind? No problem. We have a network of foundries we work alongside to produce high quality castings for our customers. The sand molds are 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 faster and into your customer’s hands quicker. This process is ideal for new prototypes, low volume pump requirements, and legacy pumps or their components.

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 designs or geometries. The only extra charges are if you want it NOW, like the next day NOW. Yes, we can do that. 

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. 3D printed foundry molds do not need traditional parting lines and flask sizes. This gives the foundry the freedom to gate, place risers, and feed the casting in the best way possible to produce the optimal casting. The freedom of pump design combined with the freedom of the foundry to manufacturing a pump component casting is a huge advancement for the pump industry. 

Complex pump component castings produced quickly and at a known cost is why manufactures are turning to 3D printing as a solution to pump casting problems.



See you next week, Houston! If you are not going to be at TPS 2016, but are still interested in 3D printed sand for your pump project, please contact us. 

To request a quote on your pump project: quote@hoosierpattern.com