photo courtesy of www.tctmagazine.com The Additive Manufacturing Users Group Scholarship Committee has recently named this year's recipients of its two annual scholarship awards. The scholarships, which give one student and one teacher the opportunity to attend the annual additive manufacturing (AM) conference, are designed to recognize educational leaders with a passion for 3D printing technology. We are proud to continue our support for this scholarship that provides the opportunity for highly motivated students to earn the opportunity to attend the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) conference. The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship was founded by Guy’s wife Renee Bourdeau, and [...]
We just set some new Mastercam training dates at the HAAS Factory Outlet in Long Island. The following classes will be taking place over the next couples of months: Mill Essentials - April 20-23rd Lathe Essentials - May 5-6 Mill 3D - May June 16-18 If you're in the Long Island area this is a great chance to come out and learn all the latest features and enhancements in Mastercam 2020. The HAAS Factory Outlet is located at: HFO - Allendale Machinery 1545 Ocean Ave., Unit 12 Long Island, NY. Please use the buttons below for more information and to [...]
Nexa3D Live Demonstration - Ultra-Fast 3D Printing Event in NJ Recap Yesterday, we hosted our Nexa3D event in New Jersey, where we featured the new NXE 400 3D-printer and LSPc process (Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing) capable of printing speeds of 1 vertical inch every 2½ minutes (depending on material). (Cimquest’s team demonstrating the equipment & process) We first showed a static ‘sneak peak’ of this machine at our Xpand3D event back in October 2019, but skepticism around the platform’s speed capabilities had surfaced as a result of the machine not printing in real-time at that event. To put any doubts to [...]
Nexa3D Live Demonstration - Ultra-Fast 3D Printing February 25th in Sterling, Massachusetts Join us for a deep dive of the new ultra-fast 3D Printer from Nexa3D. Breaking speed barriers for injection molding quality parts, this machine can print at vertical speeds of 1 inch per 2½ minutes. You'll get to see the entire printing process from start to finish and meet with our engineers to discuss your own unique processes and applications. Event Time & Location Cimquest Sterling 68 Pratts Junction RD Sterling, MA 01564 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:30 am - noon Event Features See the NXE 400 print [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/beg5wnbm0v?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Define Tool Holders in Mastercam 2020 Here we use the tooling manufacturing solid STEP files to define Tool Holders.
If you are currently on the Mastercam maintenance program, you can now participate in the Mastercam 2021 Beta Program. Shops all over the world, from small job shops to Fortune 100, will get a chance to test-drive Mastercam 2021 before it is released and provide valuable feedback to help shape the final product. Participants in the Beta Program get an early look at dozens of powerful new tools for simple to complex jobs. Faster, more flexible multiaxis programming. As more shops continue to rely on streamlined multiaxis cutting for single-setup precision, Mastercam 2021 adds new techniques and strategies such as [...]
Have you ever found yourself having to create some type of texturing to your 3D models, whether it be dimples, knurls, bumps like the image below? A straightforward way to accomplish this is to create the planes, sketches and features that will give you that type of shape, then use some type of pattern to complete the 3D texture over the complete surface. Although that works, SolidWorks has come up with a quicker way to accomplish the same task. The tool is called Solidworks 3D Textures, and it works in a two-step process. First, you map a textural appearance to [...]
In part one of this “How to Choose the Right 3D Scanner” series we discussed scanning accuracy and resolution. In addition to these attributes, many scanners can also capture what we refer to as texture or color texture. Very often, when scanning a shape, color texture isn't terribly important, unless the scans will be used for 3D color printing, to display on a website, or for use in AR/VR. But in too many cases, color texture is used to hide poor resolution scans. Think of how much detail there is in a human ear. This is a scan of an [...]