Michigan Steel pattern shop, which covers 3,700 square feet, builds and
repairs wood, metal, and fiberglass patterns used in production.
The fully-equipped pattern shop includes a HURCO CNC milling
center which uses Ultimax . The milling center is connected to the engineering and design center.
The engineering department can accept customer models in IGES and
Pro/Engineer formats. Shrink
rule and draft are applied to these customer models for subsequent
generation of tool paths and pattern construction.
pattern construction and pattern alterations are also completed by a
number of local patterns shops which encompass over 30 journeymen.
Additionally, Michigan Steel has long-term relationships with pattern shops