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HPI at PRI 2014 Indianapolis

Hoosier Pattern takes pride in the many businesses  that we serve and as we expand into new frontiers  we carry our vision and expertise into new ones. The Performance Racing Industry is one that we are very excited about. PRI is currently (Dec.11-13) showcasing all their bells and whistles in Indianapolis where "1100 companies will display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering. Engine parts, suspension components, data acquisition, safety gear, new metal alloys and coatings, machining equipment, race electronics—it’s all part of the world’s largest racing trade show." HPI's dedicated road warriors set up shop at The Indiana Convention Center in Indy and they sent us these great shots of the HPI booth.  While hard tooling remains a core business for HPI and coupled with the advances that we have spearheaded in the revolutionary world of 3-D printing, we offer to a wide spectrum of industries, 360 degrees of solutions for all your casting needs. Enjoy the pixs, we have and hope you will. Gotta love them engine blocks cast by Dalton Foundry for PSI and Blueprint Engine!

HPI Participates in the Adams Wells Crisis Center Stand Against Domestic Violence Campaign

Good business practices aren't always about dollars and cents. At HPI, we are serious about our commitment to our community and all its residents. That commitment is a big part of our company philosophy. It guides our standards and practices as a company and it reflects all of us as individuals. Domestic Violence is an ugly reality and no community, it seems, is immune to the horrible harm it does to families and in turn to our cities, big and small. HPI supports the work that the Adams Wells Crisis Center does in providing food, shelter and other essentials in addition to a safe environment for victims. Recently, eleven HPI men stood up to domestic violence and were part of 84 men from the area who put their faces to the campaign. The billboard photo is below and we want to thank the Adams Wells Crisis Center for letting us be a part of their campaign. Real Men Stand Against Domestic Violence!

 

Performance Racing Industry 2014

Hoosier Pattern is excited to participate in Performance Racing Industries 2014 show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana December 11-13.  Make sure you set a full 3 days aside as you won't want to miss a single day.  With over 1100 campanies exhibiting you are sure to see the latest in racing technology and have a chance to make connections with buyers from all over the world. Be sure to stop by Hoosier Patterns booth #5703

 

3D Printing - The Facts from Develop3D

No matter if you are a beginner or a professional in the 3d printing world this magazine is a must read.  Develop3d is a "print and digital resource which tracks the essential technologies used throughout the entire product development process." Their March 2014 issue featured a 40 page special report "3D Printing For the Professional" .There is a lot of info packed in to a few pages. Everything from breaking down each type of machine, various practices for handling data, building a 3D printing business, to the future of printing.  Be sure to subscribe to recieve their free magazine subscription to keep up with the latest in engineering and design technology! 

Also check out this quirky conversation about 3d printing below with Al Dean of Develop3D, Josh of solidsmack.com, and Adam of cadjunkie.com

118th Metalcasting Congress Wrap-up

Keith Gerber and Nate Chavarria attending the 118th Metalcasting Conference, held in Shaumberg, IL April 8-11th.

HPI recently attended the 118th Metalcasting Congress held in Schaumberg, IL.  April 8-11th. 

We were among the 2200 registrants who participated in North America's largest event for the foundry industry. There were more than 250 exhibitors of which we were proud to be a part of. Thanks to all the people who stopped by the HPI booth and we'll see you next year.

For a review of the event and information about next year's Congress, visit their website

“Pouring Man” Casting Winner

HPI offered all the attendees at the recent 118th Metalcasting Congress an opportunity to win a handsome bronze casting of our iconic "Pouring Man." The casting is from a sand mold created by our very own S-Max™ 3D printer. Seen in the photo are (left) HPI's Nate Chavarria, Lead CAD Designer, presenting the cast to (right) Kyle Patterson.

Here's what Kyle had to say: "First off, thank you for the pouring man cast model. I am a junior majoring in Manufacturing Technology at the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in Metalcasting and plan to graduate May 2015. I certainly do plan to work in the metalcasting field after graduation, but as of now I do not know in what area of the field since there is such a wide variety of options. I am also the president of our AFS student chapter."

Thanks to Kyle and all the folks who stopped by our booth at The Congress. See you next year!

HPI Teams with Bellmont High School Students for Super Milage Challenge

The Super Mileage Challenge is held annually by the Indiana Math Science Technology and Engineering Alliance. It challenges teams to build a one-person, fuel efficient vehicle based around a one-cylinder, four-cycle engine. Last semester Catherine Sondgerath's Bellmont High School students spent 5-6 weeks developing a detailed design proposal that included calculations for rolling friction, aerodynamic drag, and cornering forces. Their design concept is based on having a light weight, low friction vehicle that is aerodynamic and evenly distributes weight between its three tires. This year the challenge is being held on April 28th at the Lucas Oil Raceway.

Hoosier Pattern and Goldshield helped by taking the 3D CAD model the students created, made a mold and made their fiberglass body. Hoosier Pattern also helped with making some of the custom parts. Money received from the Adams County Community foundation was used to help buy the engine, spare parts and tires. Bellmont High School also received donations from K-K Tool and Pretzels Inc. This is Catherine and the students' first year competing in the competition. She had this to say about the project,  "It has been a great learning experience and challenge which we have all enjoyed. We greatly appreciate all of the community support as this project would have been impossible without our sponsors."

 Here are the names of everyone in the photos:

 Left to right: Back row: Catherine Sondgerath Bellmont HS teacher, HPI's  Phillip Bauman, Ryan Seddelmeyer, and Todd Yoder. Jeff Newport, Tom Westerlund, Jeff Condon, Brandon Brown, Korbin Marbaugh, Jerry Hart, Drake Gillespie, Alec Grose, Denver Smith, Alex Johnson. Front row: Justin Blanford, Dee Girod, Mason Averill, Mason Mendez, Parker Burkhalter, Austin Garrison, Spencer Morris

HPI’s Dave Rittmeyer at the118th Metalcasting Congress

Hoosier Pattern's Dave Rittmeyer will be on the "Molding Methods & Materials" panel which is part of the "Additive Manufacturing for Metal Casting Applications" presentation at the 118th Metalcasting Congress.  The panel will be  discussing the state of 3D printings technology, review basic design freedom and discuss current programs to utilize this technology. The panel meets on Wed. April 9th at The Renaissance Hotel, Schaumberg, IL. Dave will be presenting Case Studies in Printing Cores and Molds.

Visit us at The 118th Metalcasting Congress

The 118th Metalcasting Congress

The 118th Metalcasting Congress will be held this week April 8-11, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotels & Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.
This event 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 at Booths #336-338

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

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