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October 2020

Save The Date for Cimquest’s Virtual XPAND3D Event

By |October 21st, 2020|Events, News / Promos|

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Call for Presenters and Exhibitors

In case you haven’t heard, Cimquest is hosting our first ever Virtual Xpand3D event! Now in its 6th year, this event is the premier Design & Manufacturing event featuring exhibitors and presentations on 3D Printing, CAD/CAM, CNC Machining, Machine Tools, 3D Scanning, CMM’s, Reverse Engineering Software, Mold Design, and more.

If you are involved in any aspect of manufacturing, from […]

New Mastercam 2021 Check Tool Reach

By |October 19th, 2020|Mastercam, Tech Tips|

Mastercam 2021 New Check Tool Reach

In today’s blog post we will take a look at a new utility added to Mastercam 2021 called Check Tool Reach.

Check Tool Reach can be accessed through the toolpaths menu after a machine is loaded into the file. This utility is used to scan a part model and see if the selected tool has the ability to reach all the features you […]

Take Advantage of an HP Trade-in Promotion

By |October 16th, 2020|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology, News / Promos|

For rapid prototyping, Multi Jet Fusion technology can dramatically improve the production of iterations and design changes throughout development stages. For the first time, you can prototype using the same Multi Jet Fusion technology used in final production, even in full-color, all without compromising the performance of parts. Build on your past investments in 3D printing and switch to HP’s Jet Fusion 580 printer with this limited […]

Mastercam 2021 New 2D Dynamic Corner Pretreatment

By |October 12th, 2020|Mastercam, Tech Tips|

Mastercam 2012 2D Dynamic Corner Pretreatment

Let’s take a look at Corner Pretreatment – a new option added to the 2D Dynamic Mill toolpath in Mastercam 2021. Corner Pretreatment is a new option that allows for the addition of depth cuts and adjusted step overs to any sharp corners on your parts. This will help in controlling tool motion to reduce the chance of tool chatter and tool […]

Cimquest Turns 30 Years Old

By |October 9th, 2020|News / Promos|

This month Cimquest becomes 30 years old! While a small percentage of companies ever make it to that milestone an even smaller group makes that lengthy journey under the stewardship of the original founder. Even though this can be considered a great achievement, I feel that the passing of time is not a significant measurement of accomplishment. In fact, I am reminded of a poem that my […]

Metrology Minute – Airfoil Analysis using Control X

By |October 7th, 2020|3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering, Tech Tips|

Analyzing airfoil shapes is easier than ever using the Control X Airfoil Analysis technology. Upon completion of scanning the airfoil and aligning with the nominal CAD model, the software is able to return dozens of useful parameters necessary for complete airfoil analysis. Some of the parameters include:

  • Leading and trailing edge radii
  • Leading and trailing edge positions in space
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