Blog 2018-02-06T09:27:36+00:00

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Check here often to find Cimquest, Mastercam and 3D Printing happenings, product offerings and update info along with general Industry trends and breaking news.

Form 2 3D Printer

Form 2 3D Printer

Let’s take a fresh look at the Form2 3D printer from our friends over at Formlabs.

Stereolithography, more commonly known as SLA, is a 3D printing technology that originated in the early 1980’s.

Form 2 3D Printer

With SLA, a liquid photopolymer is converted into solid material layer by layer when exposed to a highly concentrated light source, such as a laser or projector, in a process known as photopolymerization.

Form 2 3D Printer

The result is a three-dimensional solid part that is water-tight with a smooth surface finish and fine details. Due to the high resolution, layer lines are less noticeable than parts fabricated with extrusion-based printers.

Form 2 3D Printer

While SLA fits well into a variety of applications, large-scale industrial systems are expensive to own and operate making them barriers to wide-use adoption.

In 2011, Formlabs introduced industrial quality SLA to the desktop. With high-resolution, […]

By | February 23rd, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

Upcoming PMI-Driven Inspection Seminar

Join Cimquest for an in-depth look at PMI-driven inspection using CAD (SOLIDWORKS) and Geomagic Control X. In this workshop, you will see the seamless integration of Product Manufacturing Information from CAD driving a complete part inspection in Control X. By setting up PMI dimensions with tolerances, datums, GD&T, notes, labels, etc. in SOLIDWORKS using ‘Dimension Expert’, the inspection of the part then becomes fully automated.

Presentation topics include

  • What is Product Manufacturing Information and why is it important to you?
  • How does non-contact inspection work?
  • Eliminating mistakes of interpreting inspection drawings by having the parameters for inspection entered one time in CAD and then automatically read and executed by Control X.

Date:  Wed, March 14th
Time:  9am-11am & 1pm-3pm
Location: Cimquest Inc., Branchburg, NJ
Cost: Free

Who should attend?
Shop owners, Quality Managers, Programmers who also inspect, CAD users whose designs go to machine shops for fabrication, inspectors.

To register please click the button below.

Register Here

By | February 21st, 2018|3D Scanning, Events|0 Comments

Current Mastercam 2018 Promotions

Now is the time to take advantage of some rare opportunities to elevate your CNC capabilities at a reduced cost. We have two promotions for you to choose from . . .

Customer Loyalty Promotion
If you are a Maintenance customer currently on the Maintenance Program, you can save up to 20% on additional Mastercam seats and upgrades.

Free Update Promotion
Receive a free update to Mastercam 2018 with the purchase of one year of maintenance.

By updating to Mastercam 2018 you’ll gain access to all of the latest enhancements and features in Mastercam. Major releases are also made available to customers with active Maintenance at no additional charge.

Terms and conditions apply.

Please contact us today by clicking the button below to take advantage of these great deals, or for immediate response, call us 866-277-8778.

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By | February 19th, 2018|Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Mastercam 2018 Edge Curve Enhancements

Mastercam 2018 Edge Curve Enhancements

There are some new enhancements to the Curves commands in Mastercam 2018. The 2D/3D construction switch will determine if the curves are created on edge or projected to the current construction plane, and there are several new Selection and Filtering options available for both Curve One Edge and Curve All Edges.

When curves are created on the 3D face edges in 3D mode the curves stay on the face edges.

Mastercam 2018 Edge Curve Enhancements

However, if you switch from 3D to 2D construction mode the curves are projected to the current plane and construction elevation.

Mastercam 2018 Edge Curve Enhancements

You can also hold the Shift key and all the tangent edges will be picked with one click.

Mastercam 2018 Edge Curve Enhancements

In the Curve All Edges command you can use CTRL and/or Shift to have tangent or matching radii selected instantly.

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By | February 12th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips, Technology|0 Comments

Upcoming Technology Forum – Increase Your Productivity

Technology ForumWe are excited to host a series of educational seminars and live demonstrations on CNC technology, CNC programming, Robot Programming, Lean Robotics and 3D Scanning. These seminars will provide you with the latest techniques and processes in manufacturing with a focus on how to increase your productivity. Come learn and see the applications first hand then have lunch on us and the opportunity to speak one on one with the presenters. Our next forum will take place:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8:30am – 2pm
Cimquest Inc., Branchburg, NJ

For more details and to register please click the button below.

More Info


By | February 9th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

SolidWorks 2018 Tab and Slot

SolidWorks 2018 Tab and Slot

There’s a new feature in SolidWorks 2018 called Tab and Slot that helps you to create a design to interlock two parts, whether in the context of an assembly or multiple bodies. Rather than doing it the traditional way, with several sketches and features, you can now use this new feature in SolidWorks 2018 to get it done much easier.

SolidWorks 2018 Tab and Slot

In the image above, we have a box and a lid which we want to interlock with intermittent tabs and slots. To access the new feature that will assist you with this, you go to Insert > Sheet Metal > Tab and Slot.

SolidWorks 2018 Tab and Slot

Just as a note, although this new feature is found in the Sheet Metal menus, it can just as well be used in not sheet-metal applications.

SolidWorks 2018 Tab and Slot

In the Property Manager, […]

By | February 5th, 2018|SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips|0 Comments
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