https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/vtv5jyz5z1?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The Rize One provides a safe and secure solution for the Life Sciences. The patented ADP process creates near isotropic parts, with minimal post processing and zero Volatile Organic Compounds. Learn more at
There is a new enhancement to the positional transform in Mastercam 2018 called Roll. Seam control integrates a new dynamic gnomon and an on-screen seam position indicator to help make your results more predictable. On the screen below you can see two lines of text that need to be engraved on the outside of the part around the 12 o’clock position. Since we are unsure where the text will end up when its rolled we can use the seam control to adjust the position. Next, go to the Transform Ribbon and select the Roll icon in the position group. When the chaining box appears, select Window Chaining and window the first line of text. When the chaining is complete the new controls appear on the screen. Now you can use the handles on the rotation gnomon to adjust the wrapped geometry position. A translucent cylinder indicates the rolled diameter. Two bright yellow lines show the rotation axis and seam for the rolled patch. Any adjustments you make are previewed instantly and you can snap to any point in space, an increment on the angle dial, or any reference geometry. The end result is your geometry in place so that you [...]
Founded in 1933, leading German wedding ring manufacturer egf Manufaktur is shortening the feedback loop between designer and customer tenfold, blending a custom software solution with desktop digital fabrication to create a modern, highly personalized customer experience. “Every wedding ring is individualized and made-to-order. They’re more important than any other jewelry product in showing the customer’s individual ideas,” said Nick-Maximilian Binder, assistant to the managing director at egf, and leader of the on-site 3D printing project. “That's why it only makes sense to configure a ring in CAD software, print in 3D, and give it to the customer before the ring is hand-crafted by the goldsmith. We find that customers want to modify the original ring to make it either thicker or narrower, or with varying stone settings.” Egf was awarded the quality certificate of the Jewelry Technology Institute of the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim. To get up and running with little experience in 3D printing, egf turned to Formlabs Form 2 desktop 3D printer. “The Form 2 excited us the most with its speed—less than one hour for printing our rings, the high quality its resins, and ease of use,” Binder said. The company customized their CAD software so [...]
Rize recently hosted a live Webinar called "How to Make Additive Manufacturing Sustainable and Inclusive." The goal of this webinar was to help users of additive manufacturing better understand how to drive increased sustainability and inclusivity in their manufacturing operations and why that’s so important. The discussion focused on how Rize’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) hybrid process enables sustainability and inclusivity by providing the highest part strength, the fastest time to a functional part and a safe and sustainable working environment. You can watch a recording of this Webinar by simply clicking on the image below. For more information on the Rize One 3D printer, please click the button below. More Info
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ozgzpxlo0b?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 In previous versions of Mastercam, if your geometry changed direction by 5 degrees or more you would be required to do a fillet between the entities on the along curve. Now, the swept body can travel smoothly throughout.
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As we continued our training and application experience here at Cimquest to apply Mastercam Dynamic toolpaths, we ran into several issues, some big ones being the ability to hold a tool when power cutting and maximizing tool life when speed cutting. First let’s explain what power and speed cutting is. Power cutting is cutting at more than 50% tool diameter and 1.5 to 2 times depth using traditional type speeds and feed to maximize metal removal rate. This places a large amount of torque against the tool, which wants to pull the tool out of the holder because of the flute helix. Speed cutting is the opposite, small step over at up to 6 times tool diameter depth at very high chip loads and SFM to take advantage of radial chip thinning. This high rpm and feed can increase tool runout and in turn reduces tool life. One of the best solutions we found is the Rego-Fix powRgrip system. The powRgrip system uses hydraulic pressure to press fit the tool in the collet into the holder all of which is super precise in size, location and surface finish. The press fit gives excellent grip strength to hold the tool and [...]
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 [...]