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April 2015 News

Employee Spotlight: Barb Reid

 

Employee:
Barb Reid

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Sand Room Lead Person

What's that mean?
I assist Travis in the sand room. I clean/maintain the Ex-One machines, start prints, and back up the shipping department.

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
It will be 2 years in June

Tell us about yourself/family:
I was born and raised in Western New York. I have been married to my husband for 26 years and we have 3 kids. My youngest child is the only Hoosier.. everyone else was born in New York.

Where was your first job?
I had a paper route when I was 13.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Cheering my kids on in all their sports, gardening and I love to read.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I don't like ladders

What is your favorite TV show?
Bar Rescue

What is something you've never done, but want to?
Travel to Ireland

Rapid 2015

Hoosier Pattern will be in Long Beach, California at RAPID 2015

 

RAPID is being held in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Convention Center from May 19th to the 21st. RAPID is known worldwide as the preeminent event for 3D printing, scanning and addititve manufacturing. RAPID is filled with cutting-edge 3D innovation as well as many experts of additive expertise across all industries. RAPID is the largest additive manufacturing conference in North America. 3D technology is constantly growing and expanding, RAPID is a place to explore all the ways 3D technology can help advance your business. With more than 200 exhibitors, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and presentations presented by them. 

 

Hoosier Pattern's Dave Rittmeyer and Steve Murray will both be leading workshops at RAPID this year. 


Designing Printed Molds and Cores That Can Be Cleaned and Handled
Tuesday May 19th 2:00pm-2:25pm

Dave W. Rittmeyer, Customer Care & A.M. Manager, Hoosier Pattern, Inc.
 

Just about any CAD person can design a mold or core, but their design may or may not be able to have all of the unbound sand completely removed. They also have to be designed so that they can be safely handled. Some designs can make it impossible to remove all unbound sand. But there are some practices that can be followed to help increase the chances for successful removal of the unbound sand. There are any ways to handle printed sand safely. I will review some of the options that we ahve tested and used successfully. 

 

How to use 3-D Printed Sand in Short Run Production and Prototype Castings
Tuesday May 19th 3:00pm-3:25pm

Steve R. Murray, Sales Rep and Additive Manufacturing Consultant, Hoosier Pattern Inc. 

What foundry components can be 3-D printed in sand -- Molds Cores. Why use 3-D printed sand to make foundry molds and/or cores. No need for traditional foundry tooling. It's a timing issue and eliminated cost of the tooling. No draft required thus reducing CAD design time. More iterations done faster. No penalty for complex designs. Core assembly is eliminated. How to integrate riser sleeves both insulating and exothermic in to your 3-D printed sand mold. Placing filters in your printed sand mold. Printed sand cores. Solid, shell or a hybrid. What each can bring to your design and your casting. Using ceramic cores in a sand mold. Designing your printed sand mold for safe handling.

 

We just finished putting all of our booth and supplies in the crate, the next time we see it, we will be in California! See you at RAPID 2015! 


 

The Milltronics BR-60

Hoosier Pattern recently added a new machine to the CNC room!

The Milltronics BR-60 Bridge Mill offers cost-effective capability for machining large fabricated parts, plates, dies, aluminum molds, or patterns. Huge travels and table surfaces provide tremendous value per square inch of machining capacity.

Contact us today about putting our new bridge mill to work for your next project! 

Modern Pumping Today: Products and Service Guide 2015

Catch Hoosier Pattern on page 50 of Modern Pumping Today's Products and Service Guide for 2015!


Hoosier Pattern has 3 reasons to use 3-D printing of sand to make compoenents: 
1) Timing - In 2 weeks time from the receipt of your P.O. you can have a sand mold of your component ready to ship to the foundry of your choice. This mold is ready to make a casting without waiting for foundry tooling to be made. 
2) Cost - The cose for 3-D printed sand components, sand molds, or sand cores is $0.17 per cubic inch.
3) Design - Complex geometries of your parts do not raise the price of making your castings. No sacrifice of design for manufacturability needs to be made. Complex core designs are 3-D printed as one piece. 
 

 

Complex pump component castings produced quickly and at a known cost is why pump manufacturers are turning to 3-D printing as a solution to pump casting problems. Hoosier Pattern is able to manufacture parts for a wide variety of pumps and commercial pumps, including: centrifugal pumps, water and sewage pumps, turbine pumps, transfer pumps, fluid flow pumps, and more! 


Contact us for a quote today!

Read the full article here on page 50. 

Exclusive Offer from HPI at the 119th Metalcasting Congress

A week from today, The 119th Metalcasting Congress will kick off in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hoosier Pattern will be at booth #104 with an exclusive offer.

Hoosier Pattern is offering 25% off sand printing for those that stop at our booth.*

*Limited number of certificates available

 

Hoosier Pattern’s Dave Rittmeyer will be presenting at this year’s Casting Congress with his presentation on rapid prototyping entitled, “How Fast is Fast and Why Do I Need Tooling”.  Dave will also be leading a panel during the workshop entitled, “Printing Your Future in 3D”.


Rapid Prototyping…”How Fast is Fast and Why Do I Need Tooling"
Dave Rittmeyer, Hoosier Pattern Inc., Decatur, Indiana

When: Wednesday April 22
Time: 3:35pm
Where: Room C211-212

You need prototype or low volume production castings? Do you need tooling to make those castings?  There are options available to produce those castings that are time saving and cost saving when a few factors are taken into account.  These new options may allow you to bypass tooling, have a shorter lead time and complete the project under budget.  Are you exploring these options or are you using the same methods that have always been in place at your organization?  We will review the four main factors that should be consider before you build tooling to produce your prototype or low volume casting.


Printing Your Future in 3D

When: Monday April 20
Time: 1p-4:30

Plan to arrive the day before the Metalcasting Congress to attend a free workshop on additive manufacturing. Our industry is being transformed by the technology which enables printing of sand cores and molds, wax patterns and tooling directly from 3D CAD files. The technology is currently being used in many applications including prototypes, reproduction of antique automotive parts and other complex and lower volume production components.  During this workshop speakers will present the key aspects of the technology, latest research and advancements, how the technology can promote and enhance design freedom and product improvement. The workshop will be highlighted by presentations and a panel discussion by several foundries on how they are using the technology to expand markets, reduce lead time and improve cost.  At the end of the workshop from 4:30-5:00 discussion will be held to help form the first AFS ad-hoc committee on Additive Manufacturing.

 

The countdown until the 119th Metalcasting Congress is on!  See you at booth #104!

Cast Your own Souvenir at AMUG 2015

We are officially less than a week away from the 27th Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida.  Hoosier Pattern’s Steve Murray will be leading and moderating the casting seminar track at the AMUG Conference for the second consecutive year. Steve will also be presenting on the topic of ‘3-D Sand Printing For Your Metal Casting Needs’ and demonstrating the casting processes by casting metal using the ‘Foundry In A Box’. Jack Ziemba from Aristo-Cast and Steve will be melting down tin and puter and letting the attendees cast metal objects into a sand mold to cast their own AMUG coaster. On Friday, some Hoosier employees poured their own AMUG coasters to test the molds and make sure they were ready to make the trip to The Sunshine State, and they turned out great. 

 

 

‘3-D Sand Printing For Your Metal Casting Needs’ will be presented on Thursday April 23rd at 10:30am in River Terrace 3. 

All those that have additive machines are welcome to attend the AMUG conference. It is a conference by users for users.

 

See You There!

Out and About in April

Happy 1st day of April 2015! This year has flown by so far and we are coming up on 2 important dates on the Hoosier Pattern calendar: 

 

AMUG Conferennce 

Running April 19th through the 23rd is the 27th Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference. It is being held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. Hoosier Pattern's Steve Murray will be leading and moderating the casting seminar track at the AMUG Conference for the 2nd year in a row. Steve will also be presenting on the topic of "3-D Sand Printing For Your Metal Casting Needs" and demonstrating the casting processes by melting metal in a microwave and letting the attendees cast metal objects into a sand or ceramic mold to make their own souvenirs. 

Learn more about AMUG here

Metalcasting Conference

The 119th Metal Casting Congress will be held April 21st through the 23rd at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Hoosier Pattern's Dave Rittmeyer will be presenting at this year's Casting Congress with his presentation on rapid prototyping entitled, "How Fast is Fast and Why Do I Need Tooling". Dave will also be leading a panel during the workshop entitled, " Printing Your Future in 3D". Hoosier Pattern will be at booth #104 for the duration of the Casting Congress. 

To learn more about the 119th Metal Casting Conference click here.

 

 

Rapid Prototyping..."How Fast is Fast and Why do I Need Tooling"
Dave Rittmeyer, Hoosier Pattern Inc., Decatur, IN 

Do you need prototype or low volume production castings? Do you need tooling to make those castings? There are options available to produce those castings that are time saving and cost saving when a few factors are taken into account. These new options may allow you to bypass tooling, have shorter lead time and complete the project under budget. are you exploring these options or are you using the same methods that have always been in place at your organization? We will review the four main factors that should be considered before you build tooling to produce your prototype or low volume casting. 

Do you want to learn more and attend this workshop? To register, click here

 

"Printing Your Future in 3D"

Our industry is being transformed by the technology which enables printing of sand cores and molds, wax patterns and tooling directly from 3D CAD files. The technology is currently being used in many applications includign prototypes, reproduction of antique automotive parts and other complex and lower volume production components. During this workshop, speakers will present the key aspects of the technology, latest research and advancements, how the technology can promote and enhance design freedom and product improvement. The workshop will be highlighted by presentations and a panel discussion by several foundries on how they are using the technology to expand markets, reduce lead time and improve cost. At the end of the workshop from 4:30-5:00 discussion will be held to help form the first AFS ad-hoc committee on Additive Manufacturing.

Want to attend this workshop? Do it here

 

Designing Printed Sand Molds and Cores That Can Be Cleaned and Handled
Dave Rittmeyer, Customer Care & A.M. Manager, Hoosier Pattern Inc.

Just about any CAD person can design a mold of core, but their design may or may not be able to have all of the unbound sand completely removed. They also have to be designed so that they can be safely handled. Some designs can make it impossible to remove all unbound sand. But there are soem practices that can be followed to help increase the chances for successful removal of the unbound sand. There are many ways to handle printed sand safely. I will review some of the options that we have tested and used succesffully. 

 

"How to Use 3-D Printed Sand in Short Run Production and Prototype Castings"
Steve Murray, Sales Rep and Additive Manufacturing Consultant, Hoosier Pattern Inc. 

What foundry components can be 3-D printed in sand?-- Mold Cores. Why use 3-D printed sand to make foundry molds and/or cores?. No need for traditional foundry tooling. It's a timing issue and eliminated cost of the tooling. No draft required thus reducing CAD design time. More iterations done faster. No penalty for complex designs. Core assembly is eliminated. How to integrate riser sleeves both insulating and exothermic into your 3-D printed sand mold. Placing fliters in you printed sand mold. Printed sand cores, solid, shell or a hybrid. What each can bring to your desing and your casting. Using ceramic cores in a sand mold and designing your printed sand mold for safe handling. 
 


April will be an exciting month for us at Hoosier Pattern. Register for a workshop or come see our booth, we look forward to seeing you! 
 

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