Ward Pattern Engineering

PATTERN SHOP

WPE has both a wood and a metal division in addition to a CAD department. From a hand sketch to solid modeling, pattern tooling is constructed from wood, plastic, or metal.

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Metal Shop:

  • Mazak Nexus 510C-II Vertical CNC mill 41" x 20" x 20" Travel, 21" x 52" Table
  • Milltronics RH30 Vertical CNC mill 60" x 30" x 28" Travel, 24" x 67" Table
  • Fryer VB-100 Vertical CNC mill 100" x 35" x 32" Travel, 30" x 112" Table
  • Haas VF6 Vertical CNC mill 64" x 32" x 30" Travel, 28" x 64" Table
  • Rambaudi 600 2-Spindle with Fidia CNC control. 49½” x 23½” Travel, 20" x 114" Table
  • 6-Bridgeport Mills
  • 2-Greaves-Cincinnati Model 4 Horizontal Mills 36" x 12" x 18" Travel
  • South Bend SB1058F 18" x 80" Turnado Lathe
  • Jet GH-1640ZX 16" Large bore lathe
  • LeBlond 18" Lathe
  • Northtech 28" Vertical bandsaw 26½” Throat
  • Powermatic 20" Vertical Bandsaw 19¼” Throat
  • Wells horizontal bandsaw
  • Brown + Sharp #2 Grinder
  • 6-Pedestal Grinders + Polishes
  • 20 Ton Hydraulic Press
  • Greenerd #3 Arbor Press
  • Milwaukee Chop Saw
  • Milwaukee Mag drill
  • Master 24" disc Sander
  • Miller Dynasty 300DX Tig Welder

Wood Shop:

  • American 36? Vertical bandsaw 26¾” Throat
  • Delta 14? Vertical bandsaw 13½” Throat
  • Master 24? Disc Sander
  • Walker Turner radial drill press
  • Yates American thickness planer
  • Oliver Jointer planer
  • Master Spindle sander
  • FZ Zimmerman belt sander
  • FZ Zimmerman FZ-0 + FZ-1 Routers
  • South Bend 16? Lathe
  • South Bend 14½” Lathe
  • Craftsman 100 Table saw

CAD DEPARTMENT

The CAD department has the ability to import 3D customer models or translate a blueprint or sketch into a 3D model. Using Pro/Engineer and Mastercam, they can use these models to quickly build accurate tooling with any of the 4 CNC mills connected to the shop network or provide the wood or metal shop with the information required to build tooling.

Software & Equipment:

  • FTP server for large CAD file transfers.
  • HP Designjet 500PS Plotter for full-sized blueprints and photos
  • 10/100kbps ethernet network spanning the entire shop and all CNC machines
  • Pro/Engineer, 4 seats
  • Mastercam, 8 seats
  • Windows 7 Pro CAD/CAM workstation (5)
  • Windows Server for file backup and storage
  • Faro Quantum S 3D Scanning Arm
  • Altair Inspire Cast – Casting Solidification Software

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