Come to one of the following events for a behind-the-scenes look at how you can produce brilliant, full-color functional parts with the new HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers. EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS September 12, 2018 Cimquest Headquarters 3434 RT 22 West Branchburg, NJ 10am - noon September 27, 2018 Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center 1657 Worcester Road Framingham MA 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Learn how to: Create full spectrum color parts with a voxel-control system for future innovation. Produce brilliant, full color, black, or white functional parts while maintaining optimal mechanical properties. Accelerate your design cycle by creating, testing, and iterating in just hours. Increase your productivity and produce multiple prototype iterations in the same time it takes to print a single part1. Produce accurate, functional parts with intricate detail. Produce engineering-grade thermoplastic parts with optimal mechanical properties. Please click on the button below to register for either of these two events. Register Here
A new function called Hole is now available on the Solids tab in Mastercam 2019. This function automates the punching of cylindrical holes in primitive solids, saving you from creating circles and extruding them. Set the hole dimensions and the hole type. You can create a simple cylinder or select from the following hole types: Counterbore Countersink Counterdrill Taper Click in the graphics window to place it on the solid. Press Enter to view the new hole. The hole remains live and you can place copies of it on the part or modify any of its parameters until you exit. Create and save commonly used holes in a preset library. You can use these presets in future sessions of Mastercam. Mastercam converts hole dimensions stored in a preset library to the current units (inch to metric, or metric to inch). The Solids Manager displays this function's operations. Stay tuned to many more tips and tricks on Mastercam 2019 and for more information about Mastercam CAD/CAM products, please click the button below. Sign up
One of the challenges in product design is in keeping the brainstorm workspace organized. You will probably explore many “what if” scenarios to come up with a good starting point for the product and Onshape has a great design and collaboration solution for this called Branching and Versioning. In this example, we are looking for a creative guitar face for the guitar we are designing. In order to leverage our colleagues' creativity, we first need to Create a version. This captures a snapshot of your design in time. Having that, you can then leverage the Branch functionality and branch off to a workspace to experiment in without affecting the original design. We've created several branches springing from the Base Version. Each of our colleagues now have their own workspace to brainstorm in independently. Once everyone has had a chance to experiment in their own workspace, you can quickly cycle through what everyone came up with. Onshape also lets you compare Versions, Workspaces, or even moments in History in a Part Studio. If there is one particular design that you would like to implement, you can choose to Merge it back to the base version and continue designing from there. As [...]
Rollertrain bearing cage, manufactured with HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology. Bowman International has revealed more details on its investment in HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology for the manufacture of bearings, seals, and cages. The company mentioned its acquiring of MJF technology after it announced it had implemented AMFG's automation software last month. Supplied by Europac3D, Bowman has purchased the 4200 platform to help reduce on costs and time, while increasing the functionality of end products. It is also the first MJF machine in the UK to print parts in PA11 nylon, which can help deliver parts with greater elasticity, durability and functionality. Bowman has used the MJF technology to produce a bespoke ‘Rollertrain’ cage, which boasts an interlocking structure which uses the rolling elements to pin together each section of the cage. Thanks to its design, there is now enough additional space around the cage’s circumference to add two-four more rollers than other bearing cage products on the market, meaning the load can be spread over a higher number of rolling elements, and performance can be enhanced. With an apparent 70% increase in the load bearing capacity of its split bearings and an increased work life [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/sqz5g7jtm9?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 This new Section views in Mastercam 2019 function helps you visualize part features with more clarity. Section View can be activated relative to any saved planes and you can choose multiple styles of display. Learn more about Mastercam here: https://cimquest-inc.com/subtractive-manufacturing-products/
Today we are going to cover how to update your previous Mastercam version resource files to Mastercam 2019 using the Migration Utility. To begin, first create a temporary source folder for the Migration Utility to access and name it ‘update.’ You will place copies of the contents of the Shared Mcam folder inside this new update folder. This will leave the previous installation undisturbed. You can remove all but the files that have custom settings from these copied folders (if you are confident in doing so). Next, launch Mastercam 2018 and go to File / Convert / Migration Wizard. Select the Advanced option and the screen will change to display the File location selection options. Check the box labeled Migrate Shared Mcam Files and use the browse button to navigate to the update folder. Make sure to check the box labeled Include subfolders then click Next. It is important to review the file types branch and de-select files you don't need for maximum efficiency. Click Next, de-select the unused versions, and click Next again. On the Finish tab make sure to carefully review the source and destination folders, the file type and version summaries and then click Finish. A progress [...]
In the video below, Desktop Metal demonstrates how to load parts and set up a job for solvent debind in the Studio System debinder. For more information on Desktop Metal 3D printers, please click the button below. More info
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/y7d2kzbe0v?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Understanding the key concepts of accuracy, precision, & tolerance in 3D Printing and the differences between them is necessary for achieving the level of performance you desire when evaluating any 3D printing technology.