Another foundry pattern

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Blog series by Patternguy updated 02-26-2017 02:20 PM 4 parts 3706 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Built on a follow block

02-26-2017 05:19 AM by Patternguy | 2 comments »

Two days before Christmas, a design engineer from a medical equipment manufacturer walked our shop lugging a heavy welded fabrication. It was a prototype for the base of a large, medical equipment stand. The engineer had to have a cast aluminum version of the base to be in Las Vegas by the 2nd week of January. He wanted his model used to machine a pattern from aluminum and make him a casting ASAP…...(In two weeks…over the holidays!) A 14 inch thick billet is not a stock item...

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Part 2: This is what it "patterned"

02-26-2017 01:49 PM by Patternguy | 0 comments »

No blueprint, just a fabrication and a model.

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Part 4: The wood master pattern becomes a large cast aluminum production tool.

02-26-2017 02:20 PM by Patternguy | 0 comments »

The customer got his casting and the equipment stand was assembled on it the morning the trade show opened. What I found interesting about the whole affair was that it was traditional skills and a craftsman’s ability that made it happen.

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