About U. S. Pattern Co., Inc.
U. S. Pattern Co., Inc. is a well-established manufacturing facility that produces patterns and foundry tooling out of such materials as plastic, wood, iron, aluminum and steel. The Company also produces wood and plastic prototypes and models.
U. S. Pattern Co., Inc. was founded in 1941 and incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1946. Louis M. Trautman bought into the Company in 1942 where he worked and managed the Company until his death in 1948. His son, Robert J. Trautman then took over in 1955. He ran the business until his retirement in 1992, at which time, he turned the management over to his sons, Louis M. Trautman II and Michael R. Trautman.
The first location of U. S. Pattern was located at Clay and St. Aubin in Detroit. U. S. Pattern Company’s present facility in the City of Richmond was completed in November 1997. The new facility is state of the art and is able to accommodate any size job, big or small.
Always devoted to it customers to meet their ever changing needs, U. S. Pattern Co., Inc. is committed to implementing new technology and processes in their tooling manufacturing. From the use of the first hydraulic and electric duplicators to CNC machining, U. S. Pattern Co., Inc. is constantly improving the quality and delivery time of new and serviced pattern equipment.
The Company has the latest CAD/CAM Software, computers and currently houses seventeen (17) CNC Machining Centers. These machines improve quality, precision and delivery times far superior than using traditional production processes. A Coordinated Measuring Machine (CMM) is also housed in the facility and utilized constantly for tooling proofs and verification with full reports available for the customer.
U. S. Pattern Co., Inc. has the capabilities to produce an array of foundry tooling, including cold and hot set core boxes, prototype patterns from wood, plastic or foam, core assembly trays, core setting fixtures as well as many other types of tooling.