Bremen Castings, Inc. (BCI) and Eaton entered into an agreement to accelerate new product development for hydraulics customers by leveraging innovative 3D printing technology. BCI and Eaton will be using an ExOne 3D printer in the foundry and machine shop at BCI, located in Bremen, IN. This technology will give both companies access to print 3D sand molds and cores used in the iron casting process.
“Utilizing 3D printing in this way lays the groundwork for both companies to save time in material, tooling, engineering, inventory, transportation, and startup cost for new projects,” said JB Brown, President, BCI. “The addition of this 3D printer allows BCI to produce cores and molds for low volume work and prototypes without producing expensive and time consuming tooling for customers.”
Along with our foundry and machine shop, BCI can supply a true, machined-complete prototype casting to customers before final approval, adding value to our customers by shortening the timeline of bringing new product to market. BCI looks forward to this new relationship with Eaton and continuing to bring jobs of the future to the Bremen area.