The Mate Controller tool allows you to show and save the positions of assembly components at various mate values and degrees of freedom without using configurations for each position. You can quickly create an animation of an assembly in specific positions in space, and produce an .avi, without the having to manually create each and every configuration per position. [separator style_type="single" top_margin="10" bottom_margin="5" sep_color="" border_size="" icon="" icon_circle="" icon_circle_color="" width="" alignment="center" class="" id=""]
Here's a cool enhancement to the dynamic point & line normal functions in Mastercam 2017.
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/zs80362e45?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Developed for large part production, the Infinite-Build is designed to address the uncompromising requirements of aerospace, automotive and other industries. Based on proven FDM technology, the demonstrator can generate large, lightweight, thermoplastic parts with repeatable mechanical properties. [separator style_type="single" top_margin="10" bottom_margin="5" sep_color="" border_size="" icon="" icon_circle="" icon_circle_color="" width="" alignment="center" class="" id=""]
Cimquest is excited to announce that we are now contracted to sell Desktop Metal. This means that in addition to offering, Mastercam, 3D scanning and inspection, as well as traditional 3D printers, we can now offer the New England and Mid-Atlantic territories a Metal 3D Printer at a price point that will allow the manufacturing community to venture into the exciting field of 3D Metal Printing. This will open up new opportunities for current Cimquest customers, from Maine to Maryland, and allow them to get into the metal 3D printing arena. Rob Hassold, CEO of Cimquest says, “I am excited that with Desktop Metal prototyping and production system technology we are the first reseller in the world to be able to leverage 19 years of additive manufacturing experience as well as over 27 years of subtractive (Mastercam) CNC programming technology to provide state-of-art manufacturing solutions for today’s industry leaders. With over 25 technical experts serving the additive and subtractive space, we are well positioned to handle almost any challenge served by those technologies.” Some of the benefits of this new Desktop Metal 3D printing system include: The Desktop Metal Studio System is 10 times less expensive than existing technology today. [...]
Today we are going to talk about the enhanced functionality to the Thread feature in SolidWorks 2017, mainly using multiple start threads. There are various reasons why someone might use threads with multiple starts. The main one is that it allows the lead distance of a thread to be increased, without changing its pitch. This proves useful when fine threads are required, but at the same time you want a quick advance, for example like that on camera lenses. In our examples, we have a single thread with a pitch of 1/8”. One full turn gives us a Lead of 1/8”. And in the other, we have a 4-start thread. One full turn here, gives us a Lead of 1/2", allowing for a quick connect and disconnect. In both examples, however, 1/8” pitch is maintained. Another design advantage of a multi-start thread is that more contact surface is engaged in a single thread rotation. A common example is a cap on a plastic water bottle. The cap will screw on in one quick turn but because a multi-start thread was used, there are multiple threads fully engaged to securely hold the cap in place. In addition, because the [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/8g5m36xd13?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Today we present a great way to capture parts where you need to leverage size...but at the same time capture very small fine details. [separator style_type="single" top_margin="20" bottom_margin="30" sep_color="" border_size="" icon="" icon_circle="" icon_circle_color="" width="" alignment="center" class="" id=""]
Jaktool LLC is a customer of ours in Cranbury, NJ. They have a team of young inquisitive engineers that are investing the time to explore the full potential of their manufacturing software and machines to take on the complex jobs no one else wants. Using Mastercam CAD/CAM programming software from CNC Software Inc. (Tolland, CT), Jaktool is able to save setup times and tooling costs, and reduce cycle times, while delivering exceptional customer service to a diverse cross section of industries. A high-precision prototype technology company, Jaktool specializes in analytical services, manufacturing process development, and prototype manufacturing for the defense, medical, laboratory, and industrial markets, working with just about every type of material from plastics to high-nickel alloys, titanium, and stainless steel. About 50% of their work is for the military—supporting prototype weapon systems and ballistic hardware components for airborne, surface, and sub-surface applications. Jaktool’s team and president Jeff Kinsberg (center, foreground). Parts can be as small as 0.040″ (1-mm) rivets for an aerospace application or as large as 18″ (457 mm) in diameter for sub-surface applications. Prototype volumes run from one to 5000 pieces, with the average being 50 pieces. In the machine shop, about 65–70% of [...]
Today we would like to introduce you to Russell Jennison, our Post Processor Manager here at Cimquest. Here are some interesting tidbits of information to get to know him a little better. 1. What are your responsibilities at Cimquest? Post processors are the link between Mastercam and individual machining centers. I customize these to maximize customer productivity and make sure every machine a customer wants to utilize talks effectively with Mastercam. I am building a library of technology and a team to better service our customers as Cimquest expands. 2. What industry do you come from? I have always worked in manufacturing or engineering design in various forms with over 10 years in the CNC realm. 3. Where are you from (hometown)? Brampton Ontario. A suburb of Toronto. I was born in Wales UK, but my family moved to Canada when I was two years old. 4. What is your educational background? University of Waterloo - Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering 5. How long have you worked at Cimquest? 2017 will be my 6th year. 6. What are your hobbies? Music performance and recording. Yoga. Being outside. 7. What do you enjoy most about your job? Solving [...]