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Hoosier Pattern
www.hoosierpattern.com / HQ: Decatur, Ind. / Employees: 50 / Dave Rittmeyer, customer
care and additive manufacturing manager: "We're always trying to earn our customers' work."

Midwest

Best of Both Worlds

hoosier pattern distinguishes itself in the additive manufacturing
world by continuing to offer traditional machining. by jim harris

hoosier pattern considers
itself a solutions provider
to customers' casting needs.

In 2011, Hoosier Pattern Owner
Keith Gerber - seeing a potential growth
area - purchased a small 3-D printer for
the company. The company, founded by
Gerber in 1997, had grown its reputation
as a custom pattern and tooling shop
using traditional machining methods,
so the addition of the new technology
brought it into new territory.
After using the machine and seeing its advantages for his business, it
didn't take long before Gerber purchased an even larger 3-D printer. "He
saw the opportunities that could be
there by going with a larger printer, so
he took a big leap of faith in 2013 and
purchased one, because he wanted
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to diversify our customer base," says
Dave Rittmeyer, customer care and
additive manufacturing manager for
the Decatur, Ind.-based company.
Gerber's investment paid off as the
company has since grown its customer base from "a few dozen customers
to hundreds of customers," Rittmeyer
says. The company today operates four
printers including an Ex-One S-Max
3-D sand printer, which it uses to design
and print prototype parts with geometrically complex designs for the military
and consumer markets, among others.
Hoosier Pattern is one of only a few
companies in the United States to own
and operate a 3-D sand printer in-house.

Above and Beyond
Hoosier Pattern is a rarity in the
manufacturing world because it
offers 3-D printing methods, also
known as additive manufacturing,
in addition to traditional machining,
often referred to as subtractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing
is most often used to produce prototype parts as well as fixtures. Hoosier
Pattern uses subtractive methods to
produce tooling and patterns used to
manufacture parts for the automotive, consumer appliance, agricultural and industrial markets.
"Our flexibility and ability to produce
tooling of different shapes and sizes


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