Additive manufacturing is rapidly rewriting the rules of how metal parts are made, and it’s doing it with the help of a new design language - Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). Developed to take advantage of the enormous design freedom that comes with 3D printing, DfAM allows manufacturers to unlock a host of benefits - from highly complex geometry to the use of generative design tools to the ability to create internal features and channels [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/tptludrn7h?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Mastercam Add History Function This feature allows us to easily modify and organize complex models when the model history is not present.
It's time to start thinking about options to update your valuable Mastercam CAD/CAM investment. With the upcoming release of Mastercam 2022, Mastercam 2019 will be three versions removed from the latest CAD/CAM technology now on the market. Plus, in two more releases, Mastercam 2019 will sunset, at which point updates and support will no longer be available. You can keep those benefits by updating to the current version of Mastercam, at a fraction of the [...]
3DGence announced a new industrial 3D printer for their INDUSTRY line, the F350. The 3DGence F350 production 3D printer Previously the company launched the F340 and F420. The new F350 seems to fit in-between the previous two models, as you might suspect. However, unlike most “mid models”, it isn’t just about a build volume that fits in-between. 3DGence has implemented an interesting combination of thermal capabilities as well. Each of the three INDUSTRY [...]
The Universal CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) is a software-only alternative to many of the cryptic and clumsy programming software products that ship with CMM’s and Head controllers. The Verisurf AUTOMATE module provides communications between Verisurf software and the CMM giving you a simple user interface to address authoring inspection programs from a variety of supported CMM’s. Tolerating outdated metrology software is now a thing of the past, especially for companies owning multiple CMM’s, each with [...]
Mastercam is an integral slice of the reality of Smart Manufacturing. It is one of many fibers giving strength to the digital thread that is Industry 4.0. The following, courtesy of Strategic Market Analyst Ben Mund, are five areas in which Mastercam’s vision is on the future of connectivity as it benefits the manufacturing community 1. Awareness Mastercam is addressing the emerging shift in the market by acknowledging the rapidly evolving Industry 4.0 concept and [...]
The powerful Verisurf Mesh utilities allow you to create high-quality meshes for 3D printing, machine from STL, and use as nominal models for inspection. Power Mesh simultaneously can create, merge, clean up, refine, smooth, hole fill, and extend the mesh. Advanced options control mesh density and can close mesh volume. Power Mesh can create water-tight mesh, a natural first step in any reverse engineering workflow. Stitch Mesh connects discontinuous meshes along their common boundaries while [...]
Japanese manufacturer SOLIZE has worked with multinational printing firm HP to 3D print spare parts for heritage models from Nissan’s NISMO line of sports cars. Using 3D modeling and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) platform, SOLIZE’s engineers have been able to design and 3D print discontinued parts for vehicles such as the Skyline GT-R on-demand. Working as part of Nissan’s Heritage Parts program, the firms effectively demonstrated how the carmaker could benefit from digitizing its [...]