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Cannon Goes Light with Steel Alloy

It was good to see our customer and collaborator H.A. Burrow Pattern Works Inc., of Silesia, Montana in the February 2014 issue of Modern Casting Magazine.

Gary Burrow, the owner of H.A. Burrow Pattern Works, is a progressive in the use of technology to get the job done.  Whether it is SLA or 3-D Print technology Gary uses the best technology that makes economic sense to get quality results and on time delivery.

Gary's a great partner to work with.  Be sure to check out his article here Cannon Goes Light With Alloy Steel and get in touch with Gary or myself and find out how additive manufacturing can help with your troublesome project.

We thrive on the challenge to make the best use of technology to make castings.

Sand Printing’s Side Benefit

Hoosier Pattern, Inc.'s ExOne S-Max 3D Sand Printer has such a large job box, we can often print fun little projects like this foundryman figurine, at no time cost to the client. Sand Printing's Side Benefit

In Pete Zelinski's blog in the February 3, 2014 on-line issue of "Modern Machine Shop" he outlines in great detail how HPI's 3D Sand Printer serves multiple purposes:

"Initially, Hoosier Pattern’s team members added simple blocks to provide the spacing. But why be so plain? In 3D printing, a complex form is just as easy to generate as a simple one. Therefore, the company began using the geometry of this foundry industry symbol as a spacer instead. When the engineer needs to vertically separate two jobs, he pulls in this figurine’s geometry and positions it between the different CAD models. That means numerous figurines might be produced in the course of running any batch of parts. The result has been an abundance of the figures, which the company gives away at trade shows and other events." [Link]

We at HPI are very fond of The Classic Foundryman. It reminds us that no matter how advanced the technology gets that the end process remains fundamental and iconic.

Check out the full article. | Modern Machine Shop Blog by Peter Zelinski

Save 15% On Your Sand Printing Order During HPI’s Blazing Hot WINTER SALE

HPI recently purchased the ExOne™S-Max™ 3D sand printer and this has greatly expanded our capabilities to provide our clients with complex printed sand cores and molds. Traditional tooling is no long needed to make your prototype castings. Some, if not all, assembly of core packages can also be eliminated when using our 3D printer. Send us your 3D CAD files for a quote to see what Additive Manufacturing can do to add to your bottom line.

We are confident that you will want to experience firsthand what the S-Max™ 3D sand printer can do for you and your customers. We encourage you to take advantage of our WINTER SALE of 15% off all 3D printing. Print just a core package and use in an existing mold/pattern configuration, or print a mold-core package with a gating design buiilt-in. Any combination, any printing is 15% off. No easier or cheaper way to try as a first time customer or as a returning client to get more for your money.

Call 260-724-9430 and ask for Keith Gerber or Dave Rittmeyer and they will get you a fast quote. Or call Steve Murray at 574-210-5934 to talk about the technology and how to apply Additive technology to your situation.

Stainless Foundry & Engineering Inc.

On a recent visit to Stainless Foundry & Engineering Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin we were able to watch a 3D printed mold being poured.  We would like to thank the guys at Stainless for taking the time to show us around. HPI looks forward to working with them on future projects. You can check out their website by clicking here and be sure to view the video below.

 

Hoosier Pattern Inc. featured in MetalCasting Design Magazine

MetalCasting Design Magazine

HPI was featured in the December issue of MetalCasting Design & Purchasing, a highly regarded trade magazine. Steve Murray, HPI consultant, is highlighted as is HPI's use of  3-D printing to create sand cores and patterns. The article begins on page 36http://content.yudu.com/A2k0f9/MCDPNovDec2013/resources/index.htm. Also, check out the HPI ad for our ExOne S-Max ™ 3-D Sand Printer on page 20 http://content.yudu.com/A2k0f9/MCDPNovDec2013/resources/index.htm

Hoosier Pattern Inc. and Bellmont High School project.

Hoosier Pattern's commitment to the Decatur/North Adams  community is an on-going endeavor and we recently worked with staff and students of Bellmont High School's Manufacturing Program.HPI created 3-D sand molds which the students then poured aluminum casts of. They made of a video of the process which you can see here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrCHuvrqRdkH

Many thanks to Catherine Sondgerath and her students at Bellmont High School.

HPI featured on Foundrymag.com

Hoosier Pattern was recognized on Foundrymag.com unvieling the purchase of their new S-Max™ 3-D sandprinter.  The article gives great insight into the new world of 3-D printing.  Though the Stock photo only shows one job box, Hoosier's double job box set up increases production and ensures customers recieve orders in shorter lead times.  Hoosier has also opted for the larger print head decreasing print time making over night printing a viable option.  HPI prides itself in being one of the first in the world to offer foundry grade printed sand with ExOne's process.  Be sure to check out what the S-Max™ has to offer by clicking here.