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Check here often to find Cimquest, Mastercam and 3D Printing happenings, product offerings and update info along with general Industry trends and breaking news.

3D Printing for Auto Racing Industry

HP 3D printing for auto racing

In Motorsports, engineering teams are always under the gun to improve designs and enhance racing performance. To win races consistently teams must find innovative ways to reduce weight while maintaining the strength necessary to withstand extreme conditions. These conditions include high temperatures, along with the harshness and vibration that come with racing.

HP 3D printing for auto racing

Triple Eight Race Engineering turned to HP Multi Jet Fusion to print components and tooling for parts. In this first example, they sought out to improve the driver ergonomics of a racecar steering wheel.

HP 3D printing for auto racing

A racing wheel is an assembly consisting of an armature and grip, the hub and quick-release mechanics, and various switchgear and lights. The champion on this team wanted a grip made from silicone polymer since modern racing gloves feature grips that work well with this material.

Making a silicon grip typically requires an aluminum mold made […]

Welcome Our Latest New Employees

We are continuing to grow our Cimquest team and have hired quite a few new employees. Please help us to welcome the following new hires.

Jim HarrisonJim Harrison has worked as an Additive Manufacturing (AM) engineer for 30+ years, in aerospace, medical device and consumer products. He started his career in AM in 1988 as part of the SLA-1 Beta Program at Pratt & Whitney, military engines. Jim will be our senior account executive in the Southeast, representing HP Multijet Fusion 3D Printing. If you need help in the Southeast please don’t hesitate to contact Jim at jharrison@cimquest-inc.com.

Another recent hire that we would like to introduce is Dustin Krienke. Dustin is from Mountainside, NJ and graduated in 2018 from Rowan University. He joined the Cimquest team in Oct 2019 as the training coordinator. He previously worked with a staffing company as a business development manager. If you’re ever at the beach you might see him out in the waves.

By |January 22nd, 2020|News / Promos|0 Comments

Top 2-Minute Tuesdays Videos of 2019

Did you know that we produce and share one video every week as part of our 2-Minute Tuesdays Video Series? This popular video series is now in its eighth season and it focuses on various topics in the manufacturing industry including Mastercam, a variety of 3D Printers, CAD, Reverse Engineering & Inspection solutions, as well as Customer Spotlights, Tips & Tricks, What’s New, and much more. You can sign up to receive these videos in your inbox every week via the button at the bottom of this article.

It’s always fun to look back and see which videos were the most popular of the year. In 2019 the two most-watched videos were “Solid Hole Function in Mastercam 2019” and “HP for Machinery & Production Lines.” Click on the images below if you would like to watch the videos.

More information about 2-Minute Tuesday, including a link to sign up, is just below.

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By |January 20th, 2020|News / Promos, Tech Tips|0 Comments

3D Metal Printing for Mass Production

reprint from https://www.nanalyze.com/

While Desktop Metal is known for its office-friendly Studio System for prototyping, no doubt much is riding on the success of the Production System, which Desktop Metal claims is the world’s fastest 3D metal printer. The company goes on to say that the Production System is more than four times faster than any binder jet competitor and offers a 100 times speed improvement over any laser-based system – all at up to 20 times less cost than other 3D metal printers. It can churn through 150 metric tons of metal per year.

3D Metal Printing Production Printer. Credit: Desktop Metal

 

The machine uses two print bars containing more than 32,000 nozzles that work in conjunction with powder spreaders to disperse metal powder and print in a single pass across the build area, jetting up to three billion drops per second. Once the loose powder is removed from the part, it is heated to near the melting point to remove any remaining binder, causing the metal particles […]

By |January 17th, 2020|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Why Attend AMUG

Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.

AMUG is like no other industry event in that it is for the user, by the user. This is an all-volunteer-run event, and all attendees are active users of commercial additive equipment, so everyone is among peers. AMUG is a unique theme of learning and cooperation. Unlike a commercial trade show, corporate competitiveness is seemingly set aside for the week, as all attendees are there to openly get and share insights.

There is an opportunity to learn from breakfast until bedtime. The days are long and the value is high. From breakfast to the seating plan at lunch to the “night out” event, the AMUG organizers and volunteers pack the days with presentations and activities that are sure to generate interesting and informative conversations. You will meet many people and make many lasting relationships.

We strongly recommend that you give it a try. The […]

By |January 15th, 2020|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments

A Message from Our Founder in this New Year

Wow! Are the 2010s really over? Where did that go? We are entering into a new decade; one that means Cimquest will be turning 30 this coming October! It seems like it all happened in a blink of an eye; however, when I think about all of the changes and technological improvements it seems like 1990 was a long time ago. In fact, here are some of the happenings in 1990 when I founded Cimquest in my basement:

  • The US began Operation Desert Shield with the US and UK sending troops to Kuwait.
  • The US enters a bad recession. (Great time to start a business….)
  • The Simpsons hit TV (sorry no streaming video services back then!)
  • Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first web page on the WWW.
  • The first in-car GPS Navigation System goes on sale from Pioneer.
  • The average cost of a new home $123,000. (Now $383,500 – over 3x)
  • Cost of a gallon of gas $1.34. (Now $2.50 – Not too bad!)
  • Cost for a high-performance CAD PC with […]
By |January 13th, 2020|News / Promos|0 Comments
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