With the Mastercam software installed and your license codes activated it is a good idea to set up a user login and link your account to the My Mastercam.com website. Some of the advantages of being linked is access to the Mastercam Forum where users from all around the world discuss issues & ideas pertaining to Mastercam. You can sign up to try out the next generation of Mastercam through the Beta Program that offers [...]
Cimquest is proud to announce the addition of the Geomagic Freeform and Freeform Plus organic modeling software products to our powerful line of Geomagic technology. Geomagic Freeform and Freeform Plus are commonly used in the medical industry for the design and development of appliances used during medical and surgical procedures and many users are virtually modeling very detailed artwork. Freeform can start with a blank screen and completely design an incredibly complex appliance or piece [...]
Without the need to manufacture jigs, fixtures, or molds, engineers and designers can go from design to functional part in as little as a day. If needed, designers can print multiple versions of a part, then quickly iterate on the design based on functional testing results. The speed and accessibility of additive manufacturing allows design teams to go through dozens of design iterations in as little as a week. Once part designs are finalized, binder [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/e8gx655r1k?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Nylon & Polypropylene - Ultimaker Materials Series Part 3 Nylon is great for high impact strength and wear resistance. Polypropylene is a durable, chemical-resistant material great for bottle prototypes to hold liquids.
Let’s explore some different methods to control tool motion in the Mastercam High Speed Raster Toolpaths. In this example, we are going to use the Mastercam High Speed Raster toolpath to finish the top face of the angle and radius on the part shown below. Looking at the stock model you will notice that the part is roughed out and ready to be finished. We will start by launching the Raster toolpath from the 3D [...]
Laser Powder Bed Metal printing with Xact Metal Learn about Xact Metal's mission to produce an entry-level LPBF printer (Laser Powder-bed Fusion) to be accessible to more companies, but without sacrificing accuracy, resolution, and high cost of start-up. https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/71mwhlwdod?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640
Let's take a look at the Makerbot Method Series. A performance platform, the Method bridges the gap between industrial 3D printing accuracy and desktop accessibility. The Method Series offers an entry into industrial applications at an affordable price. Built on the bedrock of proven FDM technology from Stratasys, the Method series leverages 21 industrial patents. This distinguishes Method from many of the other entry-level 3D printers on the market. Let's take a look at some [...]
Working more efficiently and effectively is a goal of essentially every organization, regardless of sector or industry. Using 3D printing, many companies around the world can increase productivity in warehouses, assembly lines, and factories, enabling them to achieve results otherwise impossible. Read on for real-world applications that companies are leveraging to increase their productivity. Support Tools and Quick Fixes In a fast-moving environment, time matters. Take Heineken’s bottling plant in Seville, Spain, for instance, which [...]