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24 04, 2018

Scan Based Neutral Files vs CAD Based

By | 2018-04-24T08:11:04+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering, CQTV|2 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/a3jwfyo42l?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   The first option involves cleaning up the scan, optimizing the mesh quality, and ensuring that the scanned mesh is watertight. The second route is a bit more labor intensive. It involves interrogating the mesh, creating CAD sketches and CAD features, and fitting them to match the scanned data.

23 04, 2018

Mastercam 2018 Mill-Turn Improvements

By | 2018-04-12T09:03:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam Mill-Turn makes machining on today’s high-powered turning centers and full-function machining centers simpler and easier than ever before. These machines eliminate multiple setups, manual part handling, redundant fixturing, and reduce idle time—boosting production and maximizing fitability. Center Support and Tailstock Operations With the support for center tools, you can now create a Center Point toolpath, which is used when you need to mount a center tool in a turret and engage the tool for live center support. And, you can now create Tailstock Operations to quickly create a set of operations to load a center tool, move to stock clearance and, if applicable, advance the quill. The available tailstock options differ depending on the selected machine. You can also create a set of tailstock operations to retract the quill and tailstock, and unload the center tool. Mastercam now supports center tool definitions. Now, when creating a tailstock or Center Point toolpath, the center tool will display in the graphics window. General Enhancements: You can now chain geometry on multiple planes, similar to Lathe chaining. All features can be toolpathed on multiple sides in one operation. Edit common parameters is now available in Mill-Turn. If you import an operation, Mastercam will [...]

20 04, 2018

Onshape Cloud-Based CAD

By | 2018-04-10T09:14:15+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Today we are going to introduce Onshape, the first full cloud-based professional 3D CAD system. Onshape has built a 3D professional CAD system and placed it on the cloud instead of tying it to a PC. Why is this so revolutionary, and what are the advantages to this? First, and probably the biggest, you don't have to install the software. Being fully cloud-based, all you have to do is log in via any web browser and you have full access to the latest 3D CAD software release. In addition, updates and patches happen automatically, behind the scenes. This means no IT support required and no software administration headaches. Another advantage is that CAD along with your "working files" are accessible from virtually any device since everything resides in the cloud. Whether you log in via your PC, tablet, or phone, you have full access and can make the needed changes right there and then. No need to wait until you get back to your office PC to make simple changes! Lastly, full cloud-based CAD runs on and stores data on multiple redundant servers. If one has an issue, the other server kicks in and takes over, so that your Onshape [...]

16 04, 2018

Mastercam Tech Exchange

By | 2018-04-16T09:01:48+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

The Tech Exchange page on the Mastercam website is a valuable resource available to all registered Mastercam customers. It has links to dozens of files you can download and use in your projects. Here are some examples of how it works. When you log in at mastercam.com and go to the Support button and select Tech Exchange from the drop-down menu. Near the top, there are several search filters you can apply if you want to narrow down the display list results. From there, browse the category tabs below the search filters and choose between Sample Files which show the latest innovations in toolpath, Tool Libraries featuring several cutter and tool holding component manufacturers. It also includes some Posts that you can try before buying a fully customized one. The Downloads are all clearly labeled with the Mastercam version, product type, and measurement units that they support. Once you have downloaded some files, you can explore ways to use the resources in the files. For instance, you can explore the use of stock models and multi-axis roughing techniques in the docking ring sample. Or, try a new type of tooling like the circle segment line, or test outfit a turret [...]

13 04, 2018

A New Era of Functional Color 3D Prototyping and Production

By | 2018-04-13T09:19:07+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology|0 Comments

Get a sneak preview of HPs latest 3D printer - powered by HP Multi Jet Fusion technology - designed to overcome existing color 3D printing challenges and open up innovation for small to medium-sized product development teams, as well as design businesses, universities and research institutions. Learn about how this 3D printing system allows the production of functional parts in full color - with voxel control - in a fraction of the time. Event Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Event Time: 2:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM PT Hosted by: Machine Design Sponsored by: HP Jet Fusion This webcast will be presented by Jeff Fawcett, Product Marketing Manager 3D Printing, HP Jet Fusion. Can't make the live event? No problem, register by clicking on the button below and you will receive a link to view at your convenience. Register Here

11 04, 2018

Desktop Metal Reduces Product Development Time by 25%

By | 2018-04-11T08:51:10+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Desktop Metal Case Study: Virginia-based startup Lumenium finds opportunity to reduce product development timeline by 25%. Lumenium (a Desktop Metal customer of Cimquest) develops an innovative family of internal combustion engines. Their Inverse Displacement Asymmetrical Rotational (IDAR) engine is a novel and totally singular design for producing powerful, efficient, internal combustion. For Lumenium, the ability to quickly iterate on part features and designs is critical for time to market and engine performance. With the Desktop Metal Studio System, they can bring affordable metal 3D printing in-house and realize faster design iteration and functional prototyping. Download the case study by clicking the button below. Download Case Study

9 04, 2018

Women in Manufacturing

By | 2018-04-09T08:37:33+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

In an interview for the Woman and Manufacturing (WAM) podcast, Meghan West, president and CEO of CNC Software, Inc., shares valuable insight. Meghan’s father founded CNC Software, the creators of Mastercam, 35 years ago. Growing up with the family business, Meghan gained a unique passion for manufacturing and first-hand perspective on trends and technologies affecting the industry. When asked about the best piece of advice from her dad, Meghan shared: “Don’t limit yourself.” She suggests finding out what makes you happy and then doing that." “Own your destiny; your opportunities are the ones you create. You need to put in the effort, put in the work, and earn the respect of others to do that.” That’s brought Meghan to where she is today. She speaks about her rise to leadership in the manufacturing industry, the importance of education and mentorship, opportunities within manufacturing, the need to address the skills gap, strategies to reduce the gender gap, and much more in this informative WAM podcast. “In the U.S. manufacturing jobs are on the rise, but not enough people are skilled and educated to fill these positions. They are high paying, great jobs for people with talent and interest in manufacturing – it’s [...]

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