JP Pattern, Inc. is a family owned and operated company located in the greater Milwaukee area. We are a high quality pattern, tool and die manufacturer proficient in a wide variety of tooling serving many types of manufacturing industries.

In 1964 Joseph Puhl, a pattern maker from Austria, founded JP Pattern. The company initially produced wood patterns for the foundry industry. In the mid 70’s JP Pattern expanded and includes capabilities for building metal patterns and molds to serve more of its customer’s needs. Soon after this expansion Joseph’s two sons were added to the JP Pattern team. Maintaining a high level of technological capabilities has always been important to JP Pattern.

Continuing to respond to our customer’s needs has lead to many firsts for JP Pattern such as:

  • The first company in the Midwest to purchase CNC equipment with Sharnoa controls. This equipment was capable of machining complex 3-dimensional surfaces before usable and affordable CAD/ CAM systems became available. The newly added capability of CNC contour milling revolutionized the shop’s tool and mold making methods in the 1980’s.
  • JP Pattern was the first site for Stratasys FDM offering prototype models built using ABS plastic. The Purchase of a Stratasys FDM machine in 1995 further expanded our services in the product development cycle.
  • JP Pattern holds a patent on tooling developed for the investment (lost wax) casting of propellers for the marine industry. This accomplishment was a product of our tool design and engineering capabilities.

Success utilizing Siemens NX CAD/CAM software

Since 1989 JP Pattern has been using Siemens NX to tackle the needs of tool design along with the challenges of creating hard tooling from these designs. NX has met this challenge. NX has had quite a history. It was first developed by McDonald-Douglas and then acquired by GM/EDS. A complete history of its evolution can be found here. Siemens acquired Unigraphics in 2007 and continues to be a major leader of innovation in the CAD/CAM industry.

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