An exclusive interview with Emilio Juarez, HP's EMEA Head of 3D Printing Sales reprinted from 3D Printing Media Network Horizons Optical is not your typical eyewear company. The company doesn’t simply produce glasses, rather, it develops innovative technologies and services for ophthalmic laboratories, optical chains and the optical sector on the whole. One of its most cutting edge projects is the Made4U concept, which utilizes imaging and 3D printing technologies to create fully customized frames. On the manufacturing end of the Made4U project, Horizons Optical has turned to emerging 3D printing leader HP to leverage its Multi Jet Fusion technology. [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/icu97j7v81?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 HP JET FUSION 500/300 SERIES 3D PRINTERS The HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series printers are tailored for small to medium-sized development teams looking for a more compact, office-friendly solution. Designed for in-house prototyping and small scale production, these printers can produce fully functional parts with optimal mechanical properties either in vibrant full color or white depending on the printer model.
A new Mastercam toolpath is now available for 2D machining. The Model Chamfer toolpath allows you to machine safe horizontal chamfers on solid models. Model Chamfer only supports the following: Chamfer mill tool type Solid edges and faces for Chain geometry Surfaces, solids, and meshes for Avoidance model After selecting your Chain geometry, Model Chamfer has several unique parameters to further control the toolpath. You can enter a Side clearance for the Solid model, which is the distance away from the solid model you want the vertical part of your flute to clear. This option is set on the Toolpath [...]
Working with a U.S. based scanner and software development company, Cimquest is proud to introduce the Variscan line of light-based, metrology grade, stationary scanners. There are several models of the Variscan scanner, each powered by the powerful AEOS software. They all possess unique capabilities in the scanning world. For example, each scanner can use structured white light and can switch light source to red, green or blue, depending on the surface to be scanned as different light sources work better at acquiring different surface textures. Additionally, each scanner can use monochrome metrology camera lenses yet through software, can capture color [...]
HP just launched a new line of Jet Fusion 3D printers, the HP 5200 series. HP’s latest machines target volume production, with accuracy and repeatability likened to injection molding. The company also released a new flexible TPU for Jet Fusion, confirmed new industrial alliances, and introduced its Digital Manufacturing Network. This new 5200 series is part of a natural progression at the company. The 500/300 series targeted functional prototyping and the 4200 is aimed at short runs and production. The new 5200 series is HP’s 3D printer for volume production. Volume production, as defined by HP, is production runs in [...]
Today we will discuss how to analyze various trends of inspection results. The non-contact inspection world is ever growing. More and more companies are using metrology grade scanners to inspect their product. This allows them to utilize the scans and check geometric dimensions and tolerances, extract 3D deviation color maps, and quickly generate full-color 2D and 3D PDFs. But what if you wanted to take this even further and analyze trends based on your inspection results? This is exactly what Geomagic Control X software is able to do. Shown above is a GoPro mount that we designed in-house, and the [...]
We will be exhibiting at EASTEC next week at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. The show dates are May 14 - 16, 2019 and we would like to invite you to be our guests. If you would like free passes, on us, just click the button below. Why Attend? You will discover the latest manufacturing trends and technologies. You can meet face-to-face with industry-leading suppliers and, of course, our Cimquest team. You will be able to attend keynotes and educational presentations to advance your manufacturing expertise. We will be in Booth #5036 so please grab your free tickets [...]
Desktop Metal's Bound Metal Deposition technology brings metal 3D printing into the office environment, making low-cost prototyping of metal parts achievable as well as user-friendly and cost-effective. The Studio printer extrudes rods that have metal powder bound within wax and plastic to form the parts. The binders in these parts are then removed through a two-step process of debinding and sintering similar to metal injection molding; also known as MIM. Desktop Metal's Bound Metal Deposition platform will ultimately have access to a wide range of metals from the MIM industry and there are currently 30 materials in development. The materials [...]