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3 01, 2018

Jabil Sees the Future of Manufacturing with HP 3D Printing

By | 2018-01-03T09:22:34+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

This case study covers the world's third largest contract manufacturer and their use of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. Jabil, a contractor that works with major consumer brands, faces the challenge of bringing more customization and complexity to the designs of their customers. Through HP’s solution they’re able to produce end-use parts in large volumes, and at a price point that’s competitive with traditional manufacturing. To download and read the full story, please click the button below. Download the Jabil Case Study PDF Please enter your Email address and Zip to Download the Jaebel Case Study PDF.

2 01, 2018

Mastercam Opti-Rough Toolpath- Mastercam 2018

By | 2018-01-02T08:56:38+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|CQTV, MC 2018 Video Series|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/le5coiwebx?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   The Mastercam Opti-Rough Toolpath removes large amounts of material faster and more efficiently using Intelligent Dynamic Motion. For info on our Dynamic High Efficiency Milling Training, visit: http://www.cimquest-inc.com/dynamic-milling-training/  

20 12, 2017

Part Inspection in Batches

By | 2018-01-12T08:29:32+00:00 December 20th, 2017|3D Scanning|0 Comments

You can easily perform part inspections in batches and automatically generate inspection reports for each part using a Creaform HandyScan scanner, along with Geomagic Control X software. The first step is to capture your parts’ geometry with a metrology grade, certified scanner. Scan each part in the batch, and export an STL file. It’s handy to put all of the scans in one folder. The next step involves creating a master file that will be used for comparison and inspection. Once you’ve imported the CAD file into Control X, add the appropriate dimensions, tolerances, Datums, and GD&T information to the CAD model. This critical inspection information may also be seamlessly transferred from CAD into Control X. Next, choose the method of alignment for your scan, so that you can align it with the CAD model correctly. Although we typically use the datums called out on the manufacturing drawing, various alignment methods are available depending on the need. Once you have the scan aligned, create the types of analysis that will be performed and orient their corresponding views. Last, you can prepare your report by choosing which information you want to include. You will notice that with little effort, the analysis results along with their corresponding views are leveraged, automatically populated, and your inspection report is generated for this one scan. At this point, you’re ready to start your Batch Process. After choosing certain parameters, select the folder that contains the scans and Control X will import each scan one by one, align it to the CAD model, perform the study, produce analysis result, and generate the full inspection report for each scan...all without user interaction! As you can see, this is really leading-edge technology! Using a metrology grade scanner, and Geomagic’s Control X software, you can automate the creation of inspection reports in batches, with no human interaction. Please be sure to sign up for our 2 Minute Tuesday video series to receive tips and tricks like this one in video form every week. More info at the button below. Sign Up  

18 12, 2017

The Vision of our Manufacturing Lab

By | 2018-01-05T09:40:16+00:00 December 18th, 2017|2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, Insider Spotlight 2MT|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/6zuddjylzl?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   This video shows the development of our new Manufacturing Lab at our HQ in Branchburg NJ. Through collaboration with industry-leading companies, we built this lab as a center for training on the latest Mastercam toolpaths and machine cutting principles. The lab will also fuse subtractive and additive manufacturing together for a production process that utilizes 3D scanning, inspection, and robotics. Contact us today for more info: 866-277-8778 or info@cimquest-inc.com  

18 12, 2017

Mastercam 2018 Hybrid Smoothing

By | 2017-12-18T08:42:05+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2018 includes a new enhancement to the 3D highspeed hybrid toolpath. In previous versions, sharp corner smoothing was only available in surface finish scallop, which did not take advantage of multithreading calculation. Now, in Mastercam 2018, one simple checkbox makes this option available in the 3D highspeed hybrid toolpath. Let 's take a look at how this works... To begin, let's compare two scallop toolpaths to show the effect this option has on the cut pattern. You can clearly see the effect on the sharp corners here in the highlighted area. From here, let's create a hybrid toolpath on the same model. Based on the initial parameter settings you can again clearly see where the tool motion makes abrupt sharp changes in direction. Now, if we re-open the tool path parameters and go to the cut parameters branch . . . we can simply check the box to enable smoothing. Then set a blend distance and click OK. Now the abrupt direction changes are replaced with smooth transitions. It’s that easy. As you can see, this new smoothing option will help to refine your machined finishes and create more fluid motion in your programs. Please be sure to sign up for our 2 Minute Tuesday video series to receive tips and tricks like this one in video form every week. More info at the button below. Sign up

15 12, 2017

The New Rize One 3D Printer

By | 2017-12-15T08:31:55+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

There is a fairly new machine on the 3D printing scene, the Rize™ One. Capable of producing parts in a medical grade material, the Rize One sets out to eliminate the common hassles and headaches attributed to post-processing. If you've ever worked with common extrusion-based 3D printers, then you know that a part is typically not finished when it first comes off of the machine. With these systems, support material must be removed after the model comes off the build plate. Many supports can be broken away manually, but sometimes there is usually some resistance in areas that have strong adhesion. Dissolving support can be an option but may involve hazardous materials with special consideration needed for disposal. Regardless of the method, valuable time is added to the process. The Rize One addresses these post-processing obstacles through a patented Process called Augmented Polymer Deposition. APD involves the simultaneous extrusion of thermoplastic and jetting of functional inks. Release ink is jetted between support and model layers to allow for seamless support removal, while a marking ink can be used to print custom text or detailed images on parts. This is great for labeling part iterations, marking fixtures with instructions, or visual imagery. The Rize One further distinguishes itself with Rizium One, a special compound of engineering and medical grade thermoplastic. Rizium One creates parts with a higher Z strength than common extrusion-based materials such as ABS and Polycarbonite. It is a safe, environmentally-friendly material, giving engineers the flexibility they need to create practical parts. The Rize One is a robust 3D printing platform that offers superior mechanical properties. And with minimal post processing, your team can spend more time on the things that matter most: refining, testing, and perfecting their designs. For more information on the Rize One 3D printer, please click the button below. More Info

13 12, 2017

True and Full Color 3D Printing

By | 2017-12-13T08:18:05+00:00 December 13th, 2017|3D Printing / Additive Mfg|0 Comments

We live in a color world. We see everything in color. Whether you’re a designer, engineer, architect, artist, animator, student, doctor, healthcare provider, entrepreneur or consumer – you live, think and imagine in full, living color. Why 3D print in color? For professionals, most products are designed with the look of the product being paramount – how will it stand out over the others on the shelf? Shape is also very important, but color is one way to make your products stand out over the competition. Color allows you to communicate better within an organization, and color also allows you to communicate better with your clients. For consumers, we want to be able to print gifts and keepsakes, such as 3D photos and statues, in full color, and not be limited to single color objects – in the same way, that we want to be able to 2D print in color. Imagine if you had the capability to see and hold a physical 3D printed model as it would actually appear as a real-life object, just as if you printed a color photo of the object on a 2D printer, but now a full 3D photograph in your hand. Photo-quality 3D objects can now be used just like 3D photographs and look just as real. Why haven’t we used color 3D printing in a widespread manner before? One reason we have accepted monochrome 3D printing for so long is because most 3D printers just can’t print color parts. If they could, they would. Also, many color outputs just aren’t good enough for practical applications. Most 3D printer manufacturers want to offer true multicolor 3D printing and are trying very hard to do so. High-resolution color is now possible to achieve with certain print engines. Why is full-color 3D printing important? Seeing the value of color is evident when comparing the face to the right and the banana below. Example of true color 3D printed banana created on an Mcor IRIS 3D printer. Courtesy, Printz Worldwide. Black + White = Full-Color 3D Printing Did you know that even black and white 3D printing requires full-color 3D printing capability? Black and white is useful for adding text and dimensions and other feature labels and notes onto models; graphics or even adding barcodes directly onto your 3D printed models. Unlike 2D printers, if you need black and white on your 3D printed object, you require a true multicolor-capable 3D printer that can print two colors (black and white) simultaneously. Monochrome 3D printers can only print one color at a time. Is color 3D Printing Expensive? Color 3D printing is not expensive since the existing multicolor-capable machines are the lowest cost machines to run in the 3D printing industry. Therefore you can actually save money by selecting a true color 3D printing system vs. a monochrome system. FEA model created in full color on an Mcor IRIS 3D printer. Applications Made Possible with True Color 3D Printing FEA [...]

11 12, 2017

Sandvik Prime Turning Install

By | 2018-01-03T08:35:33+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Let’s go over how to download and install the new Sandvik Prime Turning module for Mastercam Lathe and Millturn. This innovative new system integrates both specialized cutting tools and toolpath engineering to produce phenomenal efficiency gains in material removal rates. The first thing you need to do is log into the Mastercam website and then go to the 2018 Downloads landing page. From here, select the Prime Turning Installation zip file. Once the download is complete, extract the contents and then right-click and select Run as Administrator. Click through all the prompts and in a few moments the installation is complete. Next, start up Mastercam and add the Prime Turning icon on the Lathe ribbon as shown below. Prime Turning uses a specific toolpath operation and a dedicated tool library, both designed to work together to take maximum advantage of this technology. Finally, create a toolpath and select a tool. Since this technology is very specialized we strongly advise that you consult all the data resources available from both Sandvik and Mastercam. As you can see, Mastercam continues to push forward on the cutting edge of CNC technology, helping you maintain the competitive advantage. Please be sure to sign up for our 2 Minute Tuesday video series to receive tips and tricks like this one in video form every week. More info at the button below. Sign up  

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