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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.

December 2023

UltiMaker 3D Printers Offer Increased Productivity

By |December 8th, 2023|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|

3D Printing Productivity Experience improved model arrangement on the virtual build plate, powerful new engine plugins, and remarkable productivity improvements for UltiMaker S series printers in the newest version of Cura!

Ultimaker S series 3D printers can now print at up to twice the speed

UltiMaker is always on a mission to refine their printers. This includes not only their latest machines but also those already in the […]

Reverse Engineering Hinge Replacement

By |December 5th, 2023|3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering|

Have you ever considered reverse engineering a cabinet hinge replacement? Just imagine that you have a kitchen cabinet door with a broken hinge. Your wife wants to replace all of the cabinets since they are decades old, but you are determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve a completely new kitchen cabinet purchase and installation.

Reverse engineering Hinge Replacement

You remove the 20+ year-old hinge and take it […]

KIMYA launches a very popular filament, ABS-R, that’s made with post-consumer recycled materials

By |December 5th, 2023|KIMYA, Technology|

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) has a long history in the 3D printing world as it was one of the first plastics to be used.  Today, ABS is still a very popular material thanks to its excellent mechanical properties such as its toughness and impact resistance as well as its low cost point. These properties allow you to print durable parts that hold up to extra usage, high temperature and wear.

KIMYA, an ARMOR GROUP company, […]

Using the Mastercam 2023 Drill Toolpath

By |December 4th, 2023|Mastercam, Tech Tips|

Mastercam 2023 Drill Change at Point

This blog post will explore how to use the Mastercam 2023 Drill toolpath. This new toolpath will allow you to edit toolpath motion for any single selected entity in that operation. Typically, when using Drill and working with a solid, you can use the Calculate incremental values from holes or line option.

Mastercam 2023 Drill Change at Point

Metrology Minute – Importing PMI and Step 242

By |December 1st, 2023|Metrology Minute|

In past Metrology Minute articles, we discussed the ability to import PMI data into Control X using the File, Import PMI option. As a reminder, PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) allows dissimilar systems to share manufacturing information specifically related to dimensioning and tolerances. So, for example, a Solidworks user can add PMI to their Solidworks model (see example below) using the MBD tab and then that PMI information, including but not limited to; Datums, dimensions with […]

November 2023

KIMYA Post-consumer Recycled 3D Printing Filament

By |November 29th, 2023|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, KIMYA|

KIMYA 3D Printing Filaments KIMYA, an ARMOR GROUP company, is continuing the development of its “Remake” range of recycled 3D filaments in 2023 with a new Kimya ABS-R recycled material made from 100% post-consumer recycled material from selective collection. This new development is part of KIMYA’s ongoing commitment to a more sustainable and circular production.

KIMYA ABS-R, a post-consumer recycled filament

KIMYA, is continuing the development of its “Remake” […]

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