Scan-based files involve cleaning up the scan, optimizing the mesh quality, and ensuring that the scanned mesh is watertight. At this point we can generate the neutral file based on this processed scan data. CAD-based is bit more labor intensive. It involves interrogating the mesh, creating CAD sketches and CAD features and fitting them to match the scanned data. Once the scanned data has been recreated as CAD data, we can then generate the neutral file based on the final CAD geometry. Let’s analyze the differences between the two. The main difference between these two approaches is that a CAD-based neutral file is able to preserve the true geometric features of the scanned part. This means that a cylinder would remain a true cylinder. The same would apply for planar faces, cones, and spheres. This would allow you to create and leverage construction geometry, such as planes, axes, and faces. Being a true CAD shape, any sharp edges on the original part would also be preserved. In summary, if you are looking to preserve geometric features, use the file for 2-axis machining on prismatic parts, or plan on modifying a neutral file in CAD, a CAD-based neutral file would be [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ig973323pr?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The Form 2 currently has 6 engineering grade materials in its portfolio, each with their own unique characteristics and benefits. Learn more at https://cimquest-inc.com/formlabs/
Be the First to See What’s New in Mastercam 2019 Mastercam 2019 will soon be released and that means it’s time for the Mastercam Update Meetings / Rollouts. The Cimquest Applications team will bring you up to date on all the additions and enhancements in the latest release. This year we are very excited to be holding our first Mastercam 2019 Rollout at Mastercam’s Corporate Headquarters in Tolland, CT. This special event will be held on June 5th from 8:30AM to 2:30PM and will include an introduction from Meghan West, President of Mastercam, and tours of the facility during the complimentary lunch. We are also hosting the same great event in the following locations: June 5 Mastercam HQ, Tolland, CT 8:30 - 2:30 June 6 Portsmouth, NH 8:30 - 1:30 June 7 Cimquest HQ, Branchburg, NJ 8:30 - 1:30 June 19 TBD, Richmond, VA 8:30 - 1:30 June 26 Westford Regency, Westford, MA 8:30 - 1:30 June 26 TBD, Long Island, NY 8:30 - 1:30 June 27 TBD, Baltimore, MD 8:30 - 1:30 July 11 TBD, Philadelphia, PA 8:30 - 1:30 July 12 New River Community College, Dublin, VA 8:30 - 1:30 July 19 HFO Pittsburgh, Warrendale, PA 8:30 - [...]
Rize recently announced the immediate availability of their new Rizium™ One Black material. Like their existing Rizium One material, Rizium One Black provides mechanical properties that mimic injection molded plastic parts, including isotropic strength. The parts are also watertight, have a high HDT, can be sterilized and provide chemical resistance to acid, acetone, alcohol and more. In addition, parts made with Rizium One Black provide the same zero-post-processing capability as parts made with Rizium One, for fast, easy, clean and safe support removal with your hands immediately following printing. Rizium One Black is also safe and recyclable, so you can produce functional black parts in an office, tool room, on the production floor or in the field. Whether you use Rizium One or Rizium One Black for your functional parts, Rize’s APD additive manufacturing redefines the user and customer experience to scale the technology to an entirely new segment of commercial and industrial users. For more information on Rize 3D printers, please click the button below. More Info
repost from www.formlabs.com Judging by most mass-produced products on the market today, you’d think humans come in just three sizes. We don’t. So why don’t the products we buy reflect that? Custom products perform better and consumers embrace them, but custom manufacturing is often not economical. Collecting personalized data from consumers is tricky, custom tooling is expensive, and tracking customized parts from initial order through production and shipping is complex. 3D printing is changing everything. Falling costs and innovation in materials have made 3D printing practical for manufacturing—and promise to bring the dream of mass customization into reality. Economically Manufacturing Custom Products Tailor-made items perform better, plain and simple. A truly custom-fit earbud can provide unparalleled long-term wear, comfort, stability, and noise reduction. Advancements in scanning technology paired with accessible, high-quality 3D printers make it viable to manufacture custom earbuds and other audiology products at scale. Manufacturing with 3D printing makes producing on-demand custom earbuds a reality. Though it’s not a silver bullet, 3D printing removes many of the challenges traditionally associated with mass-producing custom products: 3D printing is a zero tooling production process–there’s no need to produce thousands of the same item to recoup the initial cost [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/5epq97vad0?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 In previous versions, any changes made with model prep could not be undone. Now, up to twenty-five steps can be rolled back or forward using controls completely independent from the Main undo/redo commands.
Manufacturing Aids – Setting the standard for production lines of the future HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing’s revolutionary process has opened new possibilities in design and manufacturing, garnering attention for its speed, quality and cost-effectiveness. Learn about some of the advantages of using this disruptive technology for manufacturing aids and how it can help improve production line efficiency. Hear about actual use cases where HP’s 3D Printing technology has helped enable design freedom, shorter lead times and resulted in cost savings and an increase in both productivity and part precision. Please join the live webinar on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2PM (EDT). Click the button below to register. Register Here
The Geomagic Capture Scanner is an industrial grade scanner that can be used for both reverse engineering and inspection. It allows you to bring physical parts into CAD for the purpose of reviving a lost design, developing entirely new products, or inspecting existing parts. Let's take a look at some of its key features. The Geomagic Capture is a blue light scanner offering fast and accurate scanning in a portable, lightweight unit. This device can hold accuracies of +/-.0035" and is very simple to set up and use. The Capture scanner connects to the PC through an Ethernet port and the turntable requires a USB connection. All of the Geomagic software products synchronize the turntable with the scanner to register or align adjacent scans, producing perfectly aligned complete mesh models for various downstream applications. The Capture Scanner is a great tool for companies looking to get products to market faster. Let's say you have an older physical part with no design data or drawings. With the Capture, you can acquire the data, process it, and then bring it into CAD in order to make modifications to the original design. You can digitally restore the old physical part, similar to converting [...]