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1 07, 2022

Metrology Minute – Fitting Deviation

By |2022-07-01T08:28:40-04:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Metrology Minute|0 Comments

Fitting Deviation is a settable option in the GD&T family of tools available with Control X. When checking for a GD&T value, such as Flatness, this option enables you to not only see what the fit deviation is but also shows you the results in a clear unambiguous color map display. This lets you see the exact conditions of the surface and not just whether it is in or out of tolerance. For example, the [...]

28 06, 2022

Desktop Metal Shop System Reduces Costs and Increases Revenue

By |2022-06-29T08:19:36-04:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

The world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops, the Shop System is capable of printing complex metal parts with the benefits that standards machine shops expect: unparalleled productivity with superior print quality while maintaining high levels of accessibility throughout the entire process. In addition to process and product innovations, exceptional productivity, print quality, and reliability, the Shop System delivers another key benefit - the ability to both reduce costs and increase revenue. [...]

27 06, 2022

Six Ways to Streamline Workflow in Mastercam 2023

By |2022-06-27T10:00:39-04:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam 2023 is the latest edition of the world’s leading CAD/CAM software, intentionally upgraded to make programming fast and easy. It prioritizes streamlining workflow so that the entire machining process – from design to QC – is as efficient as possible. Explore these six tips and features to help you maximize the benefits of Mastercam 2023. 1. Unified Multiaxis Toolpath Imagine almost completely programming a Morph toolpath for a particularly tricky component, only to realize [...]

22 06, 2022

Ultimaker Announces Metal 3D Printing Capability

By |2022-06-22T08:11:08-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

Reprinted from Fabbaloo Metal parts made on an Ultimaker S5 3D printer [Source: Ultimaker] Ultimaker announced the “Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit”, which enables metal 3D printing on their S5 model. Metal 3D printing is usually a rather costly affair, involving specialized equipment, metal powder, complex HVAC environments, expensive post-processing equipment, sophisticated thermal simulation software, and a squad of engineers. As a result, it can be extraordinarily expensive to undertake and is applicable to [...]

20 06, 2022

Mastercam 2023 Quick Reference Card

By |2022-06-20T08:28:49-04:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam 2023 was recently released and we hope you are enjoying some of the enhancements. There are many new features in the software to make you more efficient. Click the button below to download an additional tool to boost your productivity – the Mastercam 2023 Quick Reference Card.  This handy desktop reference can save you lots of time by referencing keyboard shortcuts to get to all the most commonly used Mastercam functions. Download the Quick Reference [...]

17 06, 2022

Integrating Production-level Metal 3D Printing Into a Traditional CNC Machine Shop

By |2022-06-17T08:18:03-04:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Based in Karnes City, Texas, PGV has more than three decades of experience manufacturing equipment for the oil and gas, aerospace and robotics, and automation industries. Along with traditional manufacturing via CNC machining, the company is now moving into next-generation processes by integrating production-level metal 3D printing into their capabilities. “We could have chosen to invest in more CNC lathes or CNC mills, but we chose to go the additive manufacturing route because energy is [...]

15 06, 2022

3D Printed Silicon Carbide Enables Safer Nuclear Power Generation

By |2022-06-15T08:25:49-04:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

A reprint from Additive Manufacturing. Binder jetting provides a way to create pure silicon carbide fuel structures that can withstand the harsh environment of a nuclear reactor and provide a strong barrier against the release of radionuclides. Dr. Kurt Terrani, the executive vice president at Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation’s Core Division, was on the team that developed a process for 3D printing silicon carbide at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. USNC licensed the technology for [...]

13 06, 2022

Top Mastercam 2023 Features You Need to Know

By |2022-06-13T08:22:57-04:00June 13th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam 2023 is here to elevate your machining experience with powerful toolpaths, faster-organized setups, flexible tool motion, and our most intuitive interface yet. Here are the top 10 new Mastercam 2023 features — and how they can help you. 1. OptiRough Detecting Undercut Stock When Machining In Mastercam 2023, achieving optimized motion is a matter of turning on a switch. The Dynamic OptiRough and Area Roughing toolpaths can now be aware of undercut stock conditions [...]

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