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3 05, 2017

Introducing FDM Nylon 6 – New 3D Printing Material

By | 2017-05-03T09:22:53+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

There is a new FDM material from Stratasys called Nylon 6. The Nylon family of polymers is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in manufacturing. Nylon 66 was created in 1935 by DuPont as a synthetic substitute for silk. This synthetic plastic could be stretched into a fiber that increased in strength as it was stretched. Notable uses were toothbrush bristles, women's stockings and parachutes for the U.S. military during WWII. Shortly afterward; engineering resins based on nylon 6, 66 and copolymers were developed. These thermoplastics provided a powerful combination of properties, including: Today Engineering-Grade Nylon resins are used in a broad range of applications that require high tensile strength and durability. Industries encompass; automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, consumer, and recreational goods. Easy modification makes them practical for this diverse assortment of uses. Specially formulated for FDM printing, Nylon 6 delivers the best combination of strength and toughness among all Stratasys FDM materials. It combines the strength of ULTEM 9085 with the toughness of Nylon 12. With Nylon 6 engineers now have an ideal 3D Printing material to create low volume end-use parts requiring high tensile strength and durability or to produce prototypes that look and respond like the [...]

1 05, 2017

Nylon 12CF – New Material

By | 2018-02-06T09:44:16+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Printing, CQTV, Stratasys 2MT|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/1m0wfy7mh0?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 In this material, chopped carbon fibers are added to a proven FDM Nylon 12 polymer blend, resulting in one of the strongest thermoplastics in the FDM material portfolio (carbon filled). [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=""]

1 05, 2017

Mastercam 2017 Analyze Toolpath

By | 2017-05-01T08:51:14+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

There’s a new utility in Mastercam 2017 called Analyze Toolpath that helps you investigate what is happening at any point in your tool path. This feature is available in both Mastercam and Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS. In the standalone version of Mastercam you’ll want to make sure you're on the Home tab and then you can head to the Analyze section to take a look at Analyze Toolpaths. This works very similarly in Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS. You’ll want to make sure that you’re on the Mastercam2017 tab . . . And then you can expand your toolpath from which you can launch Analyze Toolpath. Now, with a toolpath displayed on the screen, the moment we touch it we get some features on the screen. The important things to note here are the blue arrow which shows us what we're looking at exactly where we are. We get a red and green full arrow showing us the start and end of the toolpath, and as we move along we will see some little red and green arrowheads. These show the start of the motion and end of the motion and if you move your mouse over them it gives you the exact [...]

28 04, 2017

Leveraging Color with 3D Printing

By | 2017-04-28T09:37:56+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments

Mark your calendar for May 3rd at 11:00 am. We will be presenting a short 30-minute webinar that will explain how to leverage color with 3D printing. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the current capabilities of color 3D printing and we'll cover a brief history of color in additive design. We will also discuss the pros and cons of various color processes. You'll learn how color and textures can enhance the realism of parts in a variety of applications, including late stage prototyping and medical models. Whether you’re already taking advantage of 3D printing or you’re just curious about it, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this exciting technology. Click the button below to register. [button link="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1660997413926936067" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]Register Here[/button]

24 04, 2017

Geomagic Design X Demo

By | 2017-04-24T16:11:24+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering, CQTV|0 Comments

https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/ab47z5i6za?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Today we show how to produce a fully featured, editable, native CAD model, directly from a scan, using Geomagic Design X Demo. [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=""]

24 04, 2017

Mastercam Supports Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ Method

By | 2017-04-24T08:42:15+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Partnering with Sandvik Coromant, Mastercam 2018 adds automated toolpath support for the new PrimeTurning™ method and CoroTurn® Prime tools. Mastercam's new toolpath strategy takes full advantage of CoroTurn Prime tool's ability to turn in all directions and provides the control you need to achieve the highest material removal rates possible while doubling tool life. The combination of tool design and toolpath strategies integrated into Mastercam 2018 ensures lower cycle times, significantly higher productivity, and lower production costs. Mastercam 2018 provides specialized, automated strategies for CoroTurn® Prime A-type and B-type tools providing full control of toolpath and cutting directions, lead in and lead out, plus management of speeds and feeds based on tested PrimeTurning specifications. Whether performing rough, finish, or profiling with the CoroTurn® Prime A-type insert or heavy roughing with the B-Type insert, Mastercam 2018 helps you achieve the maximum material removal rate and the highest level of productivity possible. It's not just a new tool, it's a totally new way of turning. The Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ method, coupled with CoroTurn® Prime tools, is a new turning concept that allows you to perform turning operations in all directions resulting in unprecedented productivity gains. Running at double the speed and feed of [...]

21 04, 2017

Stratasys F370 3D Printer Used to Create Drone Prototypes

By | 2017-04-21T08:55:37+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

Designers at Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer Toy State International found a way to utilize 3D printing in ways that were beneficial and supportive to their business needs. The recently begun to use the Stratasys F370 3D Printer to create drone prototypes. Prior to using an FDM 3D printer, Toy State would outsource their functional prototyping projects, leading to a much lengthier time-to-market for products developed by the company. But with the F370 incorporated into the design and verification process, the team is now empowered to be more responsive to projects in a collaborative environment. This is evident in their recent project to create a drone that is strong and stable enough to withstand wind in mid-air, while light enough to fly with all the electronic components embedded. Watch the full story below. For more information on our full line of Stratasys 3D printers, please click the button below. [button link="http://cimquest-inc.com/products/stratasys-3d-printing-solutions/" color="default" size="" stretch="" type="" shape="" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="|" gradient_hover_colors="|" accent_color="" accent_hover_color="" bevel_color="" border_width="1px" icon="" icon_divider="yes" icon_position="left" modal="" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" animation_offset="" alignment="left" class="" id=""]More Info[/button]  

19 04, 2017

Print 30% Faster with MakerBot MinFill

By | 2017-04-19T08:52:37+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Stratasys|0 Comments

Now you can bring your ideas to life faster for less with this major breakthrough in MakerBot Print. Introducing MakerBot MinFill, a dynamic new Print Mode that is the first of its kind in 3D printing. Short for “Minimum Infill,” MinFill uses an intelligent algorithm to determine the absolute minimum amount of support needed for the inside of any 3D print. Not all prints need to be durable, dense, or heavy. When surface quality and print speed are more important, MinFill is a far more efficient option — especially for prints with a large internal volume. MinFill typically prints 30% faster using 30% less filament. With especially voluminous models, like spheres, MinFill has printed up to 80% faster. For professionals, that means faster early concept modeling, faster form studies, and more iterations in less time.   MinFill’s Benefits at a Glance Professionals can accelerate early concept modeling, form studies, and iterations. Educators can serve more students and classrooms while saving time and money. Based on testing, MinFill typically prints 30% faster using 30% less filament.* The greater the internal volume of your print, the more time and money you save. Compatible with MakerBot Replicator+, Replicator (5th Gen), and the Replicator [...]

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