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27 09, 2021

CAM for Milling

By |2021-09-27T08:23:10-04:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

CAM for milling is one of the most commonly used techniques in the manufacturing world for producing parts to extremely precise shapes and sizes because it combines two powerful tools: milling and CAM software. Milling is a type of subtractive machining process, meaning that it removes material from a workpiece. It does this by using a spinning tool like an endmill to cut the stock material. Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) refers to using specialized software to [...]

24 09, 2021

Comparing FDM, SLS, and SLA 3D Printing

By |2021-09-24T08:24:37-04:00September 24th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

reprint from the Formlabs blog  In-house 3D printing can increase manufacturing speed, reduce costs, enable rapid prototyping, and facilitate innovative products and designs. The popularity of 3D printing has grown as it has established itself as an accessible alternative to traditional manufacturing. However, 3D printing is not a one-size-fits-all technology. There are three well-known types of 3D printing: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Stereolithography (SLA). Each method has its unique benefits. [...]

20 09, 2021

What Are the Differences in CAD vs CAM?

By |2021-09-20T08:27:22-04:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

When someone mentions CAD programming, odds are they will also bring up CAM programming in the same conversation. Some people even erroneously use the two terms interchangeably. If the two software systems are so intertwined, where is the line between the two drawn? The answer lies in the stage of manufacturing in which each is used. CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design (in some circles, it can refer synonymously to Computer-Aided Drafting), which refers to the [...]

17 09, 2021

Advantages of 3D Printing with Polypropylene

By |2021-09-17T08:17:07-04:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

This article will cover a highly versatile 3D printing material called Polypropylene. 3D printing with Polypro offers the ability to produce prototypes in the same material as your final parts. Let’s take a look at two different options and find out what their unique advantages are. Polypro is popular due to its chemical wear resistance, weldability, and electrical resistance. It has a variety of uses, most notably packaging applications, consumer goods, and medical equipment. A [...]

8 09, 2021

Desktop Metal Launches 316L Stainless Steel

By |2021-09-08T08:39:13-04:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Shop System Binder Jetting Enables Cost-Effective Batch Production of High-Quality 316L Stainless Steel Parts Via Additive Manufacturing Desktop Metal recently announced it has qualified the use of 316L stainless steel for the Shop System™, the world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops. With an expanded materials portfolio, users can now leverage affordable, high-quality binder jetting technology to print end-use parts in 316L stainless steel with throughput, print quality, and productivity unattainable via [...]

8 09, 2021

Metrology Minute – Choosing a Scanner for Metrology

By |2021-09-08T08:31:42-04:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Choosing a scanner for metrology is a topic that comes up often when companies look to deploy non-contact inspection and question what criteria they should use when choosing a scanner for their company. We have covered this topic in detail at some recent Cimquest events but have had several customers ask more questions. Here are some of the highlights of these presentations. Accuracy vs Resolution Accuracy is the accuracy of the points acquired on the [...]

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