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8 01, 2018

Upcoming Mastercam Training Dates

By | 2018-01-08T08:49:58+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Mastercam, Training|0 Comments

Why not start the new year with some Mastercam training? With new versions coming out every year it can be very difficult to keep up with all the latest enhancements and improvements without occasionally taking some training classes. Cimquest has you covered with many different topic, date, and location options. Over the next couple of months we have several classes to pick from. Please see below for the available options. And don’t despair if your desired class is not being offered in your desired location. We have a constant stream of class options in all of our office locations. Just click the button at the bottom of this article for more dates and details. Mill Essentials  Feb 6-9, Windor, CT Feb 12-15, Harrisburg, PA Feb 12-15, Butler, PA Our Instructor will mentor you in the basics of Mastercam icon functions, geometry and tool path creation that will lead to you to programming many different parts from start to finish. You will learn the foundational principles of basic 2½ axis tool paths and build upon them by programming many real world examples to develop your abilities. You will be able to create and work with basic 2D wireframe and then import and manipulate Solid models for tool path creation in drilling cycles, advanced pocketing, helical entry and the use of dynamic milling. Last you will be able to program rotary axis substitution and index units. Mill 3-Axis Jan 10-11, Harrisburg, PA Jan 29-31, Sterling, MA Feb 12-14, Branchburg, NJ Learn to create and edit complex surfaces and curves, and then machine them using a variety of efficient toolpaths. Single and multiple surface machining is discussed. Other topics include pencil tracing, gap settings, tool boundaries, and drive surfaces. Mill 5-Axis Jan 25-26, Harrisburg, PA Jan 29-30, Branchburg, NJ Feb 5-6, Sterling, MA Learn simultaneous 4 & 5 axis machining operations, including flowline and swarf toolpaths, multi-surface techniques, and 5 axis drilling. Lathe Essentials  Jan 24-25, Branchburg, NJ Jan 24-25, Butler, PA Feb 14-15, Windsor, CT Feb 22-23, Harrisburg, PA Learn Mastercam tools and techniques specific to CNC lathe operations. Get in-depth information regarding lathe toolpaths, including facing and grooving operations, stock transfer, and an introduction to C-axis machining. Learn how to use lathe tool libraries, create new tools, and use those tools to quickly and accurately turn new components. Advanced Lathe Jan 23-24, Sterling, MA   Our Instructor will mentor you in moving forward beyond simple 2 axis turning and into Mastercam’s dedicated toolpaths for machines with live tooling capabilities. Topics will include 2D and 3D geometry creation and manipulation, Setup and use of planes and axis combinations, and the use of Mastercam’s “Cview utility” for accessing more advanced milling tool paths.. The course will round out with an introduction to advanced part handling (i.e. – pickoff/cutoff & part transfer operations) and an introduction to custom tool definition for turning and milling. Wire Jan 22-23, Branchburg, NJ and Sterling, MA Learn the basics of the Mastercam CAD and drafting tools, as well as the tools and techniques specific to creating [...]

3 04, 2017

New Dynamic High-Efficiency Milling Training

By | 2018-01-15T08:20:24+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Training|0 Comments

The next Cimquest Dynamic High-Efficiency Milling course is set to run April 11-13, 2017 at HFO Pittsburgh, Warrendale PA. If you are looking for more ways to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment it is imperative that you stay on top of new and emerging technologies. This new Manufacturing Training series will take you to the next level and improve your machining production. This training course will teach you how to implement, evaluate, and select components for high-efficiency milling to get shorter cycle times, reduce tool wear, and extend machine life. You will learn guidelines to selecting key components with hands-on interactions to build your ability in identifying and creating an efficient milling process. A couple of comments from recent class participants . . .  "Content and information exceeded my expectations" - Rich Marchese, HEM class attendee "I would recommend this class to others; it really makes you think of every aspect of the process, not just the programming side of it. I didn't think of work holding and tool holding before or if the machine could even handle these specific operations." - David Adams, HEM class attendee      

13 03, 2017

Upcoming Mastercam Training Classes

By | 2017-03-13T09:50:35+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Mastercam, Training|0 Comments

Could you or your employees use some Mastercam Training? With new versions coming out every year it can be very difficult to keep up with all the latest enhancements and improvements without occasionally taking some training classes and Cimquest has you covered. Throughout the rest of this month we have some great options covering three different topics in three different locations. Please see below for the available options. And don’t despair if your desired class is not being offered in your desired location. We have a constant stream of class options in all of our office locations. Just click the button at the bottom of this article for more options. Lathe Essentials - MA, March 16-17 Learn Mastercam tools and techniques specific to CNC lathe operations. Get in-depth information regarding lathe toolpaths, including facing and grooving operations, stock transfer, and an introduction to C-axis machining. Learn how to use lathe tool libraries, create new tools, and use those tools to quickly and accurately turn new components. Mill 3 Axis - HBG PA, March 20-22 Learn to create and edit complex surfaces and curves, and then machine them using a variety of efficient toolpaths. Single and multiple surface machining is discussed. Other topics include pencil tracing, gap settings, tool boundaries, and drive surfaces. Mill Essentials - NJ, March 20-23 Our Instructor will mentor you in the basics of Mastercam icon functions, geometry and tool path creation that will lead to you to programming many different parts from start to finish. You will learn the foundational principles of basic 2½ axis tool paths and build upon them by programming many real world examples to develop your abilities. You will be able to create and work with basic 2D wireframe and then import and manipulate Solid models for tool path creation in drilling cycles, advanced pocketing, helical entry and the use of dynamic milling. Last you will be able to program rotary axis substitution and index units. Please click below to see the full list of training dates, more details on the training options, and/or to register for a class. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/training/training-registration/" 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 Training Options[/button]    

28 10, 2016

Onshape Training Class

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:55+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Training|0 Comments

Cimquest is proud to host the first formal Onshape training course on November 15-17, 2016, at Cimquest Headquarters in Branchburg, NJ. The course will be taught by Onshape Instructors and the material along with the in-class exercises will cover everything from Parts, Assemblies, to Drawings…soup to nuts. This three-day class will be offered for $1250 and limited to a maximum of 15 students. We are offering a special 25% discount for those that sign up by November 2nd. With this discount, the price of training drops to $937.50. Don’t miss out on this special offer! Cloud Based 3D Modeling Onshape is professional 3D CAD. Create complex parts, assemblies, and detailed drawings all within your web browser. Easily define parameters and relationships to allow designs to be easily modified. Use mates to build realistic assembly motion. Built for Design Teams Like Yours Onshape is the first CAD system built for teams. Collaborate with your colleagues, vendors, and partners in real time. Version control is built in. Never lose track of the latest version of your work again. Control access, work together simultaneously and branch designs – all from within Onshape. That’s full-cloud CAD. Register for the course by clicking the button. Register Here

8 07, 2016

Mastercam Training in MA

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:58+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Training|0 Comments

We recently had a full class attending our Mastercam Mill Essentials in our Sterling, MA office. The students learned the basics of the Mastercam icon functions, geometry, and toolpath creation that led them through programming many different parts from start to finish. They learned the foundational principles of basic 2½ axis tool paths and reinforced them by programming many real world examples. Here is what a couple of students had to say about their experience: "Good class, Definitely got a lot out of it; it was way more than I expected for an entry level class. Really glad I took the class and will be following up with Lathe Essentials" - Component Engineering Employee “Great job reaching the experienced guys in the class and working with new guys” - Alpha Q employee A few benefits for sending your employees out for training include: Increased productivity with new knowledge of the latest in technology Increased morale of your employee through the investment Uninterrupted classroom training There are many locations and dates to choose from to fit your needs. We look forward to working with you and your employees to provide you with the latest knowledge and advancements. Please check out our complete training schedule by clicking the button below. Training Schedule  

13 05, 2016

Dynamic High Efficiency Milling Overview

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:59+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Mastercam, Training|0 Comments

Cimquest recently introduced a brand new training course as an interactive experience to enhance your machining productivity. Learn how to best use Mastercam's Dynamic Motion technology. Mastercam's Dynamic Motion can drastically improve the efficiencies of CNC machining, but in order to utilize this technology, you must understand the factors involved and how to select the right components. In our new training course, we teach you how to implement, evaluate and select components for high efficiency milling to get shorter cycle times, reduce tool wear and extend machine life. In this course you will learn how to: Identify materials and Material Groups Select end mills and calculate parameters for specific programming methods Program multiple parts with different geometry using Mastercam 2D High Speed Dynamic Motion Experience a live milling demonstration every session and much more! Watch the video below for more details. http://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/71dejk3hg8?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   Course Date: May 23-26 Location: JBM Technologies 76 Vincent Circle Ivyland, PA 18974 Visit our course page for more details. Course Details

2 05, 2016

New Dynamic High Efficiency Milling Course

By | 2016-12-15T14:30:59+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Mastercam, Training|0 Comments

To stay competitive in today's rapidly changing manufacturing environment it is imperative that you stay on top of new and emerging technologies. Cimquest is offering the first of a series of Manufacturing Training classes that we are developing to take you to the next level and improve your machining production. This is an intense course on how to implement, evaluate and select components for high efficiency milling to get shorter cycle times, reduce tool wear and extend machine life. You will learn guidelines to selecting key components with hands on interactions to build your ability in identifying and creating an efficient milling process. At the completion of this course you will be able to analyze the whole milling process, select the correct components, and create an efficient CNC milling process to increase productivity using Mastercam Dynamic Motion. More details on the course are below. Prerequisites: Basic proficiency in Mastercam Mill, and knowledge of CNC mill setup and operation. Who Should Attend: New or current Mastercam programmers, CNC machinists, recent CNC technical or college grads, engineers or anyone with basic Mastercam programming ability. Major Topics Identify materials and Material Groups End mill selection and calculate parameters for specific material groups and programming methods o Tool holder selection and maintenance Coolant o Work holding methods for different part features, materials and programming methods CNC machine specifications Program multiple parts with different geometry using Mastercam Dynamic Motion Calculate and analyze productivity outcome of Dynamic programming Complete a final project o Live milling demonstration every class Class Size: Max 8 students Course length: 4 days To register for this course, please click the button below. Register

11 04, 2016

Getting the Most Out of Employee Training

By | 2016-12-15T14:31:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Training|0 Comments

Last week, we covered the Top 5 Reasons to Train Your Employees and now it’s time to discuss how to get the most out of their training. You’re making a big investment when you carve out time and money to send your employees to training. It’s important to get the most out of it and here are some things to consider. What is your plan for training your employees? Do you have specific goals in mind? Have you ever sent employees out for training and wondered if they learned anything that is relevant to what they do? There are many questions you should ask before and after your employees go off to training. Was there an end objective or training plan for the employee? What are the key points that would make the training successful? Many times there is a need for a particular skill to match current or upcoming work so you try to find someone to match the skill(s) or someone who could be trained to match it. In some cases HR is tasked to find training that sounds like it meets what this skill might be. There may be local state and/or federal funding available and this becomes the driving factors that dictates where and who does the training. Someone who may or may not really know the real training needs, will go and find a provider that will take government funding or help find them government funding to train. There was no discussion of the end objective and no outline created of what the keys points are to make the employee successful. When the training is driven by the desire to save money it rarely results in the successful matching of objectives and outcomes. The real training objectives become 2nd or 3rd and many times are never really met. Consider a training provider that will help you establish your true learning objectives and let these be the driving force that will make your employees successful. Begin with the end in mind - What is the outcome you want that employee to have? Give them the tools to be successful. Does the employee meet prerequisites for the training? The training provider/instructor needs to know if the employee has the base knowledge to start and excel in the training. If the employee does not have knowledge it turns into a 3-fold issue - the employee becomes frustrated since they are behind the other students and not being successful. The other students become frustrated because they are being held back and not as successful. Last, the instructor spends more time trying to get that employee up-to-speed and keep the other students moving forward. Did the employee engage, participate, and try to learn during the training? Learning only happens when the employee has changed or created a new habit. This starts with a plan to give the employee the tools and skills to be successful, but it is truly up to the employee to learn, use, and practice the training [...]

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