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.
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!
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
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.
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.
MCTV is the video library for the American Foundry Society, Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing. They have included HPI's outstanding video showing our new ExOne S-Max™3-D Sand Printer. You can view it here http://www.afsinc.org/multimedia/MCTVDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=15748.
Calithumpian Committee 2013 Patron Award
Last month, Keith Gerber, President/Owner of Hoosier Pattern Inc. was awarded the Calithumpian Committee 2013 Patron Award. Keith is pictured here recieving the award from Mike Gummm, Calithumpian Committee Member. Congratulations Keith and we are looking forward to next year's parade.
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'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.
New 3D Sand Printer joins the Hoosier Pattern Team
We're very excited about the newest machine in our shop — an ExOne 3D sand printer! It allows us to rapidly prototype very complex parts, and deliver in a matter of days rather than months. Check out this video we made for more details!