At American Pattern & CNC Works, Inc., we listen, understand and design with unparalleled precision. We know that building a partnership between our CNC production and prototyping expertise and your process knowledge produces the best possible results.

We provide the perfect balance of the latest technology and industry-experienced professionals. From concept through completion, American Pattern & CNC Works with meet your prototype tooling requirements.

Industries Served

  • Agricultural
  • Marine
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Mining
  • Consumer Goods
  • Industrial


  • Production Pattern Tooling
  • Prototype Tooling
  • Prototype Casting
  • Prototype Casting Maching
  • Casting Modeling and Layout
  • Coremaking
  • Over 40K Space of Pattern Storage
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Testing and Metallurgical Reports
  • No-bake sand molding
  • Prototype Urethane Injection Molding

Have old patterns that need to be modeled? Now American Pattern & CNC Works, Inc. can digitize your older or out of production patterns with our six-axis ROMER mulitgage freeing up critical space in your storage facility.

Our History

In 1994– American Pattern and CNC Works, Inc was founded in the new Industrial Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Our goal was to service production pattern tooling needs for the agricultural and industrial business segments with the mission of giving the customer what they want, when they want it and at a fair price.

In 1998 the No-bake Sand core service was created to provide a “just in time” inventory system for our customers.

In 2000 we expanded our facility from 10,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet.

In 2001, the Prototype tooling and iron casting service was a natural progression from the sand core service. With the resources, equipment and knowledge in place for no-bake sand cores and the proximity of an iron foundry next door to American Pattern, it made for a logical and successful service for American Pattern and it’s customers.

In 2003 the prototype plastic service was added for urethane, fiberglass, thermoform products utilizing 3-D models to provide finished components.

In 2004 American Pattern and John Deere Company partnered to take a Cad model to raw castings in 12 hours as described in a 2004 publication of AFS, American Foundrymen’s Society. The success of the project was recognized by AFS and the John Deere Company received the AFS Foundry of the Year award.

In 2006 – Facility capacity increase from 15,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet.

In 2008 – American Pattern North facility purchased increasing square footage to 33,000 sq. ft. total.