Metal 3D Printer Resolution Comparison: Desktop Metal Shop vs. Studio In this week's 2 Minute Tuesday, we will examine the difference between the resolution capabilities of Desktop Metal’s Studio 2 System and Desktop Metal’s Shop System.
It's been 5 years since we began our partnership with Hurco CNC and Alta Enterprises. We are extremely happy to continue that relationship by using and showing the great capabilities of their CNC Machines. We first received a Hurco VM 10Ui 5 -axis mill and a Takumi H10 VMC in Sept of 2017. The VM 10Ui has made its way to a new home running production parts and we now have the used Takumi H10 [...]
pic by Lace by Jenny Wu Jenny Wu is a Los Angeles-based jewelry designer that uses her architectural background to create complex designs for her necklaces, rings and bracelets. Her company, Lace by Jenny Wu, makes 3D-printed jewelry in a lot of beautiful designs using SLS -- Selective Laser Sintering -- to essentially melt a powder into shape using lasers as well as printing them in a wax that can then be cast [...]
Desktop Metal, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has received a $9 million order from a major German automaker for its Binder Jetting (BJT) Additive Manufacturing machines for the mass production of powertrain components. This is the second order from the same automaker in fewer than twelve months, bringing the total amount of production AM machines purchased to $16.9 million to support digitally cast powertrain components for a popular car line. “The Additive Manufacturing industry continues to grow [...]
My Mastercam - Mastercam 2023 In this week's 2 Minute Tuesday, we will take a look at how to locate valuable and free posts, tool libraries, and update patches for your current version of Mastercam as well as the latest information from the manufacturing industry.
Mastercam Lathe generates the best G-code possible to direct a CNC turning machine. It takes a 3D CAD model of a part, applies toolpaths to it to create a machining plan, and then outputs that information to the CNC lathe. The Mastercam Lathe product does this and more. Its optimized, stock-aware toolpaths can be applied to a program with minimal time and mouse miles. It also offers a customizable tool library where programmers can digitally [...]
reprint from Metal AM Headmade Materials GmbH, Unterpleichfeld, Germany, has announced it is expanding its portfolio of available materials for the ColdMetalFusion standard with the release of its new M2 tool steel material. Developed by Headmade, the M2 tool steel material is said to exhibit well-balanced toughness, wear resistance, and hardness properties, as well as part density of up to 99%. The M2 tool steel is a hardenable high-speed steel with a tungsten-molybdenum matrix suitable [...]
Control X – 2D Twist Analysis In this week’s 2 Minute Tuesday, we will examine the 2D Twist Analysis tool in Control X which analyzes the deviation of the twist angle between section profiles of the Reference and Measured Data.