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March 2014 News

HPI Trade Show Participation Calendar

Hoosier Pattern Inc. takes their show on the road this spring with booth exhibitions showcasing their capabilities and speaking engagements at two major events.

The 118th Metalcasting Congresshttp://www.afsinc.org/news/MCCLanding.cfm?ItemNumber=15212&navItemNumber=8697/

The 118th Metalcasting Congress will be held April 8-11, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotels & Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
Metalcasting Congress is held every year in the spring and consists of technical sessions, awards banquets, a table-top exhibition show and Cast in North America (an exhibit opportunity for metalcasters to showcase their capabilities to casting buyers).

HPI will be exhibiting and be sure to come visit them at Booth #336-338

HPI Shop Supervisor, Dave Rittmeyer will be speaking on Wed. April 9th between 2pm-5pm.

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conferencehttp://www.additivemanufacturingusersgroup.com/events.htm
April 6-10, 2014 Tucson, AZ

Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. This event brings together both users of additive manufacturing and technology providers to showcase capabilities and new technologies.

HPI will be exhibiting with a booth showcasing our new ExOne S-Max™ 3D Sand Printer and information about our various services.

HPI’s Steve Murray will also be moderating discussions at the conference.

Hoosier Pattern will also be on the road in June including the SME RAPID Conference & Exposition held in Detroit June 9th-12th . http://rapid.sme.org/2014/public/enter.aspx Details will be provided in a follow up Newsletter in May.

HPI Awarded “Mayor’s Choice Booth” at 2014 Chamber of Commerce “Spotlight On Decatur” Event

                   Like our roots in the community of Decatur, our committment to its well being are always strong. This past weekend saw the anuual Chamber of Commerce's "Spotlight On Decatur" event which highlights exhibits and community outreach from a wide spectrum of local businesses and civic organizations. This is a much loved local event which features information booths and opportunities for residents to interact with Decatur based businesses. HPI takes this event seriously and views it as an opportunity to show who we are and what we do. Our exhibition booth this year was awarded the 2014 "Mayor's Choice Booth" and we are grateful for the recognition. HPI's Kelly Gerber is shown receiving the award form Decatur Mayor John Schultz. Thanks Mayor Schultz!

Pump Castings Using 3-D Printing

The March issue of "Pumps & Systems" a monthly magazine who deliver relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to 42,500 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals around the world has an article by HPI's Steve Murray. Steve talks about how 3-D printing can positively impact pump castings and eliminate the need for core boxes: "By producing a core that does not require a core box, the design and efficiency rule and are not constrained by manufacturability of the foundry tooling. This is not an all-or-nothing technology. It must be used with existing processes or as a standalone. Pump manufacturers and end users should incorporate it when and where it makes sense."  Steve discusses in depth the impact that 3-D printing can have on Pump Component Molds. Also, there are some great photos of sand core impellers. Check it outhttp://www.pump-zone.com/pumps/march-2014-pump-castings-using-3-d-printing

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.

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