In today’s Employee Spotlight we are featuring Genise Postell, the Senior Office Administrator here at Cimquest. Here’s a little information that will help you get to know her a little better . . . What are your responsibilities at Cimquest? My main responsibility is to process Mastercam maintenance renewal orders and 3D printer orders. What industry do you come from? I have worked in a few different industries: restaurant, architectural, landscape, retail, hotel, etc. Where are you from (hometown)? Old Bridge, NJ What is your educational background? After high school, I graduated from the Executive Assistant program at Katharine Gibbs How long have you worked at Cimquest? 14 years What are your hobbies? I am a football and baseball mom What do you enjoy most about your job? I get satisfaction out of making sure our customers are happy with their Cimquest experience. What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? Making sure orders are placed accurately and efficiently What is your most treasured possession? My children Do you have any hidden talents? Just a little twin telepathy. I have a twin sister who is 1 minute older than me. What is the craziest thing on your bucket list? Indoor skydivng What would people be surprised to know about you? I was a record holder for my high school's girl's track and field team. What is your favorite meal? chicken alfredo Where is your favorite place to vacation? Caribbean What is the best advice you have ever given or received? Figure out what you love to do and then figure out how to get paid to do it. What is your favorite movie? Love and Basketball What is your greatest fear? Drowning Who is your favorite celebrity? Beyonce When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? teacher What is your biggest pet peeve? One of many is people chomping on their food Stay tuned for future blog posts to meet more of our Cimquest staff . . .
In today’s Employee Spotlight we are featuring Tom Kryger, an Applications Engineer here at Cimquest. Let’s get to know Tom a little better . . . What are your responsibilities at Cimquest? Application Engineer. What industry do you come from? Manufacturing Where are you from (hometown)? Phillipsburg, NJ What is your educational background? High School, Technical How long have you worked at Cimquest? 2 Years. What are your hobbies? Fishing, outdoors, and making things. What do you enjoy most about your job? Instructing. What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? Customer satisfaction. What is your most treasured possession? My family Do you have any hidden talents? Metalworking What is the craziest thing on your bucket list? Parachuting What is your favorite meal? Lasagna Where is your favorite place to vacation? Near water What is the best advice you have ever given or received? Set an example. What is your favorite movie? Matrix What is your greatest fear? Rats Who is your favorite celebrity? I like the ones that give back to society. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? Fireman or a soldier Stay tuned to future blog posts when we will introduce more Cimquest employees!
Our 2017 Advanced Manufacturing Expo took place last week and it was a great two days. We had over 600 people (including vendors) attend from all different manufacturing sectors and some traveled from as far away as New Hampshire and Virginia. During the two-day event, attendees had the opportunity to talk to representatives from 30 different partner companies to learn about their latest and greatest products. They were able to choose from 26 presentations covering every aspect of manufacturing from additive and subtractive machining to inspection and rapid prototyping. No matter what your interest in manufacturing, we had you covered! The keynote speakers: Jonah Myerberg, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Desktop Metal; Todd Grimm, T.A. Grimm & Associates Additive Manufacturing Consultant, Writer, and Presenter; and Rob Hassold, CEO/Founder Cimquest, Inc. packed crowds of people into the standing-room-only presentations. There was so much knowledge to gain through so many different people and companies. It was impossible to go back home without renewed visions and new ideas. Our 3D printing room was hustling and bustling with the printers running and several sample parts on display ready to be picked up and examined. Watching the printers print and handling the parts was irresistible. This year, for the first time, we also had two CNC machines making chips in our machining center. Crowds gathered all day around the Takumi and 5-axis Hurco to watch them in action. To see some more highlights from this great event, just click on the slideshow below. https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ffw6sz0l0m?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 We are already busy making plans for next year and we hope to see you there!
There are so many reasons that you should join us for our Advanced Manufacturing Expo next week, but here's the top 10: Learn about the hot new Desktop Metal Printing with Jonah Myerberg CO-founder and CTO Desktop Metal See ten different 3D Printer manufacturers showing off their new technologies including: (Desktop Metal, HP, Rize, Mcor, Formlabs, BigRep, Mimaki, Makerbot, Funmat, and Roboze) Attend our Mastercam 2018 Roll-out Choose from 24 unique educational sessions on topics such as: 3D Printing, Reverse Engineering, Inspection, CAD, Mastercam, Business Topics, Injection Molding, Printed Part Finishing, ERP Quoting Technology, CNC Technology. Mimaki will introduce their new color printer that can print in 10M colors! You will have a chance to win a Large Format Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D Printer ($6,500 value) See our 3D printers and our Hurco 5-axis CNC machine in action. Watch special presentations from Todd Grimm (3D Printing Industry Analyst), Rob Hassold (Cimquest CEO) and Cloud based CAD presentation by Onshape. Network with hundreds of other people in engineering and manufacturing. Enjoy free fantastic food. And did we mention this event is FREE to attend? EVENT DETAILS October 18 & 19, 2017 (come to one day or both!) 8:30am - 4:30pm Cimquest Headquarters Branchburg, NJ Please click the button below for more details and to register. Hope to see you there! [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/2017ame/" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]More Info[/button]
Big News from Cimquest . . . We Have Expanded our Mastercam Team (and Customer Base) We are very excited to announce that our Mastercam support team and customer base have significantly grown. Cimquest and Fisher Unitech have engaged in an exchange of service between the two companies and Cimquest will now be supporting the Fisher Unitech Mastercam customers. Additionally, Cimquest Stratasys customers will be supported by Fisher Unitech. Fisher Unitech will no longer be representing Mastercam and Cimquest will no longer be representing Stratasys. We would like to welcome Brian Brown, Tony DiSanto, Chris Jepson, Andy Lowry, Todd Patterson, Jeff Reiser and Mike Steelman to our Cimquest team. We are excited to have such a strong team of Mastercam experts to add to our world-class talent who together will offer unparalleled support, consulting and training services to the manufacturing community. With the addition of the Fisher Mastercam technical team, Cimquest will be the largest Mastercam support organization in the world! Although Cimquest will no longer be selling and supporting Stratasys products, we now have the opportunity to build a much more diversified 3D printer portfolio to better serve our customers’ needs. We are very excited that we are diversifying our 3D Printing focus into other 3D Printer technologies initially representing the exciting new metal 3D printer from Desktop Metal and will be announcing shortly more technology solutions in the 3D printer space. Please stay tuned for more details about that coming in the near future. “This is truly exciting times for Cimquest as our team continues to grow and our product portfolio becomes more diverse to address the needs of our customers,” says Rob Hassold, CEO of Cimquest.
Mastercam is named the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 23rd straight year, according to the latest analysis by CIMdata, Inc. With over 236,000 installed seats worldwide, Mastercam has almost twice the installed base of the closest competitor. “The large community of qualified Mastercam programmers presents a number of opportunities. As a manufacturer, if you’re looking to expand, you can find experienced talent, and as a programmer, you can always find a shop that uses Mastercam” says CNC Software President, Meghan West. CIMdata also recognized Mastercam’s global support network as the largest in the CAM world. “Our Mastercam Resellers continue to provide manufacturers with expert training, on-site support, and consulting to ensure production goals and deadlines are met,” West adds. Here at Cimquest, we do our very best to ensure the reputation of the Mastercam support. Industry-leading service and support from us ensures that you’ll get the most from your CAD/CAM investment. We are there for you every step of the way to help you increase your bottom line.
With the release of Mastercam 2018, Mastercam is now connected to MachiningCloud. The Mastercam MachiningCloud connection provides users access to MachiningCloud's cutting tool product data from within Mastercam. Mastercam customers now have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data from leading cutting tool manufacturers available on MachiningCloud. With this new Mastercam MachiningCloud connection, Mastercam users will experience the following key benefits: Search for tools from multiple manufacturers quickly in one place. Access to manufacturer's expert cutting tool recommendations. Quickly filter a universe of possibilities down to an optimum solution for a given workpiece. Import the selected product data into Mastercam for programming. Utilize the 3D models for simulation and 2D drawings for documentation. For more information please view the short video below.
Today we would like to introduce you to Russell Jennison, our Post Processor Manager here at Cimquest. Here are some interesting tidbits of information to get to know him a little better. 1. What are your responsibilities at Cimquest? Post processors are the link between Mastercam and individual machining centers. I customize these to maximize customer productivity and make sure every machine a customer wants to utilize talks effectively with Mastercam. I am building a library of technology and a team to better service our customers as Cimquest expands. 2. What industry do you come from? I have always worked in manufacturing or engineering design in various forms with over 10 years in the CNC realm. 3. Where are you from (hometown)? Brampton Ontario. A suburb of Toronto. I was born in Wales UK, but my family moved to Canada when I was two years old. 4. What is your educational background? University of Waterloo - Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering 5. How long have you worked at Cimquest? 2017 will be my 6th year. 6. What are your hobbies? Music performance and recording. Yoga. Being outside. 7. What do you enjoy most about your job? Solving problems all day long. There is very little paperwork or standardization other than what we create for ourselves. I enjoy building our own structures for the work and the organization of it. 8. What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? Paying for my house! But more seriously, it adds tremendous value to the software customer's purchase. It saves our customers time, energy, and headaches. It provides our sales team with a competitive advantage. 9. What is your most treasured possession? My family. But aside from people, it would be my gear in my music studio, where I get to create. 10. Do you have any hidden talents? Not sure how hidden it is, but I make music for films and TV shows. Nothing too crazy, but I feel like the music and visuals working together is pretty special. I was a minor character in an independent TV show a couple years back. If you ask me just right I can point you to a link :) 11. What is the craziest thing on your bucket list? I wish I had something truly crazy, but my aspirations are pretty simple. I want to see more of the world eventually and I'd enjoy being part of some music that reaches a lot of people, either in a band or in a film. 12. What would people be surprised to know about you? I did some adventure races a few years back. It's pretty intense. Traveling 50 miles on foot/bike/canoe in 10 hours with only a map and compass to guide you. It was very interesting and crazy, but so fatiguing for a week or two afterward that I decided to stop. 13. What is your favorite meal? Indian or middle eastern. 14. Where is your favorite place to [...]