About manufacturing tooling Tooling is a general term for components used in various manufacturing processes—including machining, injection molding, extrusion, stamping, casting, as well as workholding jigs, fixtures, and end of arm tooling. A single tooling mechanism may consist of several complex parts or one unique part. Tooling is used widely across all manufacturing processes. Though often created in-house by manufacturers, tooling may be outsourced to a specialty tooling shop when complexity or lead time exceeds [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/jsxsyl4hup?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 3D Lathe Toolpaths - Mastercam 2021 These enhancements to Lathe open the door to using more advanced tooling options.
Let’s take a look at the new chaining enhancements in Mastercam 2021. There have been some improvements made to the wireframe chaining, the biggest one being the addition of the Display All Arrows button. This function allows you to fully control and edit selected chains without disrupting workflow. Let’s say you selected your chains in the wrong direction. You can easily solve this issue with the Display All Arrows tool. When you click the Display [...]
This blog post will show you how to download and install a Post from the Mastercam Tech Exchange. To get started, you first need to open up an internet browser and go to My.Mastercam.com. From there, just enter your username and password to login and once you arrive at the home page, go to the Communities drop-down and select the Tech Exchange. The Tech Exchange is full of free content including things like sample files [...]
Most successful businesses take advantage of legal tax incentives to help lower their operating costs. Did you know that you can immediately deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software? Section 179 of the IRS tax code lets businesses do just that. Much of the equipment businesses purchased to conform to COVID-19 restrictions will qualify for the Section 179 tax Deduction. Further, eligibility for the Section 179 tax deduction for 2020 is unaffected [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/1w1ypwqqlt?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Orient a 3D Scan Before CNC Machining Very often when we scan parts, their orientation is not necessarily known. If we want to take this into Mastercam to generate toolpaths, we generally want to square it up.
Siemens, the technology powerhouse in manufacturing, mobility and infrastructure automation, and digitalization, and Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast polymer production 3D printers, today announced a collaboration designed to bring Nexa3D’s additive manufacturing production systems up to full Industry 4.0 preparedness. This partnership highlights both companies’ strong commitment to help additive manufacturing prepare for Industry 4.0 with innovative collaborations, open architecture, and predictive serviceability. Having worked side by side with automotive, aerospace, medical and industrial customers, [...]
Ultimaker 2+ Connect for Education as well as Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Introducing the Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D printer, the perfect printer for education and small businesses as the entry model to the Ultimaker ecosystem. Single Extrusion with a build volume of 223 x 220 x 205 mm (8.7 x 8.6 x 8 in) Down to 20 micron (0.001 inch) layer resolution Open filament system, compatible with glass and carbon fiber composites With efficient prototyping [...]