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October 2014 News

Hoosier Pride

Here at HPI, we like to think that the "HP" stands for Hoosier Pride.

Pride in the products that we create, pride in our community and pride for our employees and all that they do.

Lots of companies like to do all sorts of flashy PR to draw attention to what they do but that's not our style. Folks who work here go about their business quietly, but we need to acknowledge someone who deserves all of our respect and best wishes.

Derek Scheumann does set up work on our CNC machines. Like all the good people here, Derek takes pride in what he does and goes that one step further. Derek is being deployed along with his Fort Wayne National Guard unit for a six month tour overseas. Words cannot convery the admiration, respect and — here's that word again — flat-out, unabashed pride that we all have for one of our own.

So, please join us in wishing Derek godspeed! All across America there are men and women who quietly go about the business of protecting all of us and put themselves in harm's way so that we may enjoy our hard-fought liberty and freedoms. 

But before Derek deployed, we thought we'd send him out with a humdinger of a meat-lovers Smoke Out with all our barbeque masters loading up the tables in the staging area. A good time was had by all, and here are a couple photos to prove it.

Derek is the good-looking one on the right.


The 19th Congress and International Exhibition of the Foundry Industry in Monterrey, Mexico is the largest trade show and exhibition in Mexico.  Hoosier Pattern's Steve Murray was able to attend and he had the following to say about his visit.

              "The Mexican Foundry Expo was a huge surprise. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many familiar faces and companies from north of the boarder down at the Expo center with booths and doing business. Mexico is a metal casting force and is modernizing at a fast pace. All the foundries I talked to were interested in 3-D Printing and other Additive Manufacturing technologies that might be applicable to their foundries growth. No donkeys and sombreros here, only a forward thinking and modernizing metal casting industry. The Italian and Japanese companies both had large blocks of booths at the Expo. They must see the potential of the Mexican Foundry Market and the opportunities that exist there.

             One of the structural things that was in place that made this Expo so business friendly was the area set off from the booths and the hubbub of the Expo floor. It was an area where you could go and talk business at a table and not be in the booth space. You could make a deal right there or get in to more specifics and not be in the commotion of the Expo floor. It is a feature that would be good to mimic at our foundry shows here in the U.S. Another very savvy arraignment was that all the foundries were in one area or block of booths. This made it very convenient for the casting buyers to see the foundries of their choice and not have to run all over the Expo to locate the prospective casting partners. This was an Expo set up to do business.

            All in all it was a very good Expo and one that was geared to doing business and making connections. I look forward to going back and working with the foundries on making castings using Additive Manufacturing. Please contact me if you would like to talk about this topic."


If you or your company are planning on attending a confrence and would like to speak with someone about what Hoosier Pattern has to offer let us know and we will schedule a time.  CLICK HERE to contact us.

Additive Manufacturing at Linear Mold

Modern Machine Shop's website is rapidly becoming one of our favorite places to watch videos that never fail to capture our imagination. In the video below, the good folks at Linear Mold & Engineering, who specialize in 3D printing of metal parts, show how they are pushing the possibilites of additive manufacturing by "growing" metal parts that can't be made any other way.

Prepare to watch and say, "wow!" One more excellent example of how 3D printing, whatever the material used, is changing the face of manufacturing in the US and the world.


Just for fun check out this video below of 3d printing sand with the power of the sun!

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