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26 06, 2017

Mastercam Dynamic Point & Line Normal Functions

By |2017-12-22T08:36:35-04:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2017 includes a great enhancement to the dynamic point and line normal functions. In previous versions, both tools were part of the same command and switching between them could be confusing. In Mastercam 2017 these functions have been separated into separate functions, which makes both Point Dynamic and Line Normal much easier to use. The dynamic point tool in Mastercam X9 is straightforward, but adjusting the controls for line normal involves several clicks and inputs. Opening the same file in Mastercam 2017 you will notice how the two commands are clearly separated. There are two separate areas where you [...]

23 06, 2017

Infinite Build 3D Printer

By |2017-06-23T08:49:34-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

There’s a revolutionary new technology in 3D printing called the Stratasys Infinite Build. 3D printing has provided a means to produce highly accurate parts in a variety of build sizes. With production machines like the Fortus 900 and Objet 1000, industry leaders in both aerospace and automotive have been able to experiment with increasingly larger prototypes and production parts. Nonetheless, there has always been a ceiling (or cap) on the size of a part making 3D printing infeasible for certain processes. With the new Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator, we're provided a glimpse of what the future could hold for 3D printing [...]

21 06, 2017

Geomagic Design X

By |2017-12-22T08:39:04-04:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: 3D Scanning|0 Comments

With Geomagic Design X software you can easily produce a fully featured, editable, native CAD model, directly from a scan. What is Design X? Design X software is a tool that enables you to recognize geometrical features on a scan, utilize them to create CAD features, then transfer that tree of features directly out to the feature tree of your CAD system. Let’s break this process up into three stages: Auto Segment, Feature Extraction, & LiveTransfer to CAD. Auto Segment Auto Segment in Design X allows you to split the polygonal mesh into regions, created by grouping adjacent polygons with [...]

19 06, 2017

Mastercam Spline Editing – Mastercam 2017

By |2017-12-28T09:12:48-04:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: CQTV, MC 2017 Video Series|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/civsflk3cn?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   Spline Re-fit cleans up spline data resulting in smoother surfaces. Un-trim Spline returns a spline back to its untrimmed state, and the new blend option adds more control to corner smoothing.  

16 06, 2017

CPI Aerostructures Uses FDM 3D Printing for Custom Tooling

By |2017-12-22T08:40:03-04:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg|0 Comments

Reprint from www.additivemanufacturing Adding an FDM 3D printer enabled a producer of subassemblies for aircraft to bypass traditional tooling solutions on many custom tools and bring much of this work in-house. Cimquest customer, CPI Aerostructures was in a good position in 2013. After years as a small business providing subassemblies almost exclusively for military aircraft, the company was experiencing a massive growth spurt. Sparked by an influx of both commercial and military work, the company had grown from about 20 employees to nearly 300 in just a few years, and recently moved across the street from its original facility to [...]

12 06, 2017

Motion Simulation at Specific Intervals – SolidWorks 2017

By |2017-06-12T21:43:13-04:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, SolidWorks 2MT|0 Comments

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=""]

30 05, 2017

Infinite Build 3D Printer

By |2018-02-06T09:44:01-04:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Printing, CQTV, Stratasys 2MT|0 Comments

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=""]

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