Dependable Pattern Works

Dependable Pattern Works DPW is a full service pattern and tooling shop located in SE Portland, OR. DPW can service all your tooling or prototyping needs from pattern making, tool making, 3D CAD modeling, CNC machining, laser scanning, reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping.

Operating as usual

It was the 80's...
05/20/2020

It was the 80's...

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01/31/2020

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01/17/2020

we just had a great visit with Mike and Dave from themightygarage.com! Stay tuned for a DPW feature on their youtube channel!

12/18/2019

DPW has monthly parking available...call us at 503-239-5464 if you are interested!

10/31/2019

Congratulations to Roy Kniss on a well deserved retirement! Roy dedicated nearly 52 years of his life to DPW, we are forever thankful!

Foam blocks that have been glued up and are ready to be machined into wax nesting fixtures for a customer.
09/17/2019

Foam blocks that have been glued up and are ready to be machined into wax nesting fixtures for a customer.

09/17/2019
Christmas 2000 throwback...our fearless leader showing off some new company threads!
09/11/2019

Christmas 2000 throwback...our fearless leader showing off some new company threads!

09/10/2019

visit us at dpwcorp.com!

08/20/2019

Servicing complete tooling requirements since 1933

08/08/2019

We've been busy with a little bit of everything this week...projects in the aerospace, sporting goods, electronics and earth moving industries, just to name a few!

Throwback Thursday!  Our "members only" jacket from the 80's...gotta love the shiny "space age" look!
05/02/2019

Throwback Thursday! Our "members only" jacket from the 80's...gotta love the shiny "space age" look!

We first entered the rapid prototyping/3D printing market in the late 1990's with the LOM 1015 Plus by Helisys.  It ran ...
04/24/2019

We first entered the rapid prototyping/3D printing market in the late 1990's with the LOM 1015 Plus by Helisys. It ran nearly 24/7/365 for us for years. With the use of a hot roller, the LOM (laminated object manufacturing) used layers of paper bonded together, and a laser would cut a 2D cross section of the part. Once the build was complete, you would have a "wood like" part, from which you would hammer away the "cubes" to reveal your part inside. Although it has been decommisioned, we still own the machine today!

Red board chips are flying today on the Pratt and Whitney Viking!
04/23/2019

Red board chips are flying today on the Pratt and Whitney Viking!

04/16/2019

Recently, we've worked with some sporting goods manufacturers here in the NW on their new products!

04/12/2019

Congratulations to both Carl Cranke and John Kuran on their recent retirements from DPW. Thank you gentlemen for your hard work and dedication all these years!

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04/12/2019

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It's Friday AND it's dry outside!  Great day for a fresh coat of paint on the front of the building!
04/12/2019

It's Friday AND it's dry outside! Great day for a fresh coat of paint on the front of the building!

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? Where you really think that you have a better idea? Recently one of the guys in t...
10/16/2018

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? Where you really think that you have a better idea? Recently one of the guys in the shop had his... It's always good to be able to capture such a moment and share it with others! 😀

Seems like just yesterday... A short 20 years ago DPW entered into the field of rapid prototyping. We purchased a machin...
09/26/2018

Seems like just yesterday... A short 20 years ago DPW entered into the field of rapid prototyping. We purchased a machine from Helisys called a LOM (Laminated Object Manufacturing) machine. It was quite unique at the time. Here's a photo of an LOM model of a face from that era... He hangs happily on the wall in the inspection area... Today he's enjoying a bright sunny day in September. Yes, it's a good day! 😎

In order to precisely machine a surface that is a long ways down in a tool you sometimes need to build the required tool...
08/15/2018

In order to precisely machine a surface that is a long ways down in a tool you sometimes need to build the required tooling. In this case a custom 18.75" long 1" ball mill. That bought a workable 1/4" clearance between the tool holder and the part when machining at the bottom. It actually worked very well because of a total runout of .0015 at the ball!

Nice work Al Buel! 👍👍

What do you do with a brand new Ducati Panigale V4S? You take it apart and scan it so that you can make it even better w...
03/08/2018

What do you do with a brand new Ducati Panigale V4S? You take it apart and scan it so that you can make it even better with aftermarket products! We enjoyed our brief time working with Kyle of FuturisMoto doing some laser scans on his beautiful bike. He has some great ideas for this beast. We can't wait to see them!

Feeling pretty good today. We just helped get the owner and his bike back together after it was stolen yesterday and cha...
09/22/2017
BikeIndex Portland (@stolenbikereg) | Twitter

Feeling pretty good today. We just helped get the owner and his bike back together after it was stolen yesterday and chained up to our parking lot fence. After seeing the bike chained up, and quickly reviewing our surveillance video of the parking lot before work, we recognized that the bike didn't belong to the person who chained it up. We decided to "unlock" the bike from the fence with a pair of bolt cutters and put the bike in our facility and called PDX police. Here we are the next day with the happy owner and his bike back together!

DPW... Taking a bite out of crime, one criminal at a time... 😀

https://twitter.com/stolenbikereg?lang=en

Any car fans want to venture a guess as to the make and model of this automotive grill that we scanned?🤔
09/18/2017

Any car fans want to venture a guess as to the make and model of this automotive grill that we scanned?🤔

Scanning an impeller master pattern for inspection purposes.  You can see the vertical blue scan line on the part. The r...
09/14/2017

Scanning an impeller master pattern for inspection purposes. You can see the vertical blue scan line on the part. The red cross hairs are for maintaining correct focal length while you are scanning. The green path, on the computer monitor, is the points being displayed in real-time... Our Faro Edge scanner is capable of a scan rate of 560,000 pts/sec.

This is a CNC machined mahogany fixture. Always fun when they turn out like beautiful furniture when they're finished. T...
09/06/2017

This is a CNC machined mahogany fixture. Always fun when they turn out like beautiful furniture when they're finished. These types of fixtures can easily last over 20-25 years in service.

Today's scanning job is a large titanium impeller for a high volume salt water pump. You can see the scan in green on th...
06/02/2016

Today's scanning job is a large titanium impeller for a high volume salt water pump. You can see the scan in green on the computer monitor being updated in real time.

This is an example of reverse engineering a racing engine intake port for SCM Engine Developments in Australia. www.scme...
01/21/2016

This is an example of reverse engineering a racing engine intake port for SCM Engine Developments in Australia. www.scmenginedevelopments.com

The head was scanned and a CAD surface model was developed.

When evaluating a reverse engineering service provider, you should verify the accuracy of the scan to the CAD model. Color mapping the deviations is the best way to do this.

As you can see by the pictures the fit of the surfaces are generally less than .001. That's within the accuracy of the scanner.

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737 SE Market St.
Portland, OR
97214

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(503) 239-5464

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Patterns, molds, tooling, fixtures

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