https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/rrinncgyjo?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 3D Scanning - Importance of Resolution This comparison shows the difference between a high-resolution scan and a lower resolution scan. Many people purchase 3D scanners without considering the resolution. But resolution can be very important when scanning small parts and very fine details.
You are probably spending a big portion of your time in an office environment programming complicated parts before they can be machined. Reducing programming time can free you up so you can program more parts and be more hands-on throughout the machining process. Thanks to the updates with Mastercam OptiRough in the latest Mastercam release, more CNC programmers have access to this time-saving tool. What is Mastercam OptiRough? The Dynamic OptiRough in Mastercam 2022 is [...]
In continuing our series on GD&T callouts, today's Metrology Minute focuses on Flatness. Flatness is a very simple callout that focuses on just how flat a particular surface is without making reference to any specific datum. Very often, a Flatness callout can determine whether a job shop is able to face mill a surface to its finished dimension or if grinding and perhaps outside services are required to achieve the necessary Flatness. If a specific [...]
by Harry Foxman – a reprint from (https://www.fabbaloo.com/news/lessons-from-cimquests-2021-xpand3d-event-part-one) written as a follow up to our recent xpand3D event. The author is referring to one of our presentations on High-Efficiency Machining. This discussion examined the recent advancements in CNC tool path strategies. Understanding these advancements and how you can take advantage of them are key to growing your business. Sometimes the decision is difficult to purchase the equipment necessary for High-Efficiency Machining (HEM). The discussion talks [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/7wy5fuvm7a?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Additive Manufacturing 2.0 - Featuring Metal Production Parts This is a short segment from the presentation "Xpand3D Series- Reasons to Invest in Metal Production 3D Printing". You can watch the full 30-minute segment at https://wi.st/3wfZq4d.
By Joseph Castine A reprint from https://www.fabbaloo.com/news/lessons-from-cimquests-2021-xpand3d-event-part-one With the rapid expansion of the additive manufacturing industry, metal printing technologies continue to emerge, but this raises the question “Is Metal Printing Ready for Primetime?” The discussion by Nate Higgins (President, FreeFORM Technology), Ric Fulop (Founder/CEO, Desktop Metal), Bob Hedrick (President, CAMufacturing Solutions), Kenneth Fortier (Product Owner – Visualization and Simulation, Mastercam), and Rob Hassold (CEO/Founder, Cimquest) came together to discuss. The metal segment is one of [...]
a reprint from https://www.lubrizol.com/ Breakthrough TPU enables innovator to better serve hobbyists In the world of manufacturing, it’s often difficult to make the numbers work when serving a niche market. When your market is a niche of a niche, the challenge becomes even greater. Yet, R3D Shifters is doing just that, successfully catering to the hobbyist sector of the non-commercial drone market. “These aren’t the people who run out and buy a drone right off [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/jh6atf8e9h?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Best Kept Secret Features of Mastercam Part 2 In the new Mastercam 2022, shortcuts for Drill Selection make it fast and seamless to set up drill toolpaths.