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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.

Upcoming HP 3D Printer Event

NEW HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers

Just a reminder that we have a great HP event coming up next week in Framingham, MA that you don’t want to miss. At this event, we will be introducing the new HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series of 3D printers. If you haven’t already heard about what this new series of 3D printers can offer, this is your chance to learn how to . . .

  • Create full spectrum color parts with a voxel-control system for future innovation.
  • Produce brilliant, full color, black or white functional parts while maintaining optimal mechanical properties.
  • Accelerate your design cycle-create, test and iterate in just hours.
  • Increase your productivity-produce multiple prototype iterations in the same time it takes to print a single part.
  • Produce accurate, functional parts with intricate detail.
  • Produce engineering-grade thermoplastic parts with optimal mechanical properties.

Please plan to join us next Thursday to see the world’s first full-color 3D Printer capable of printing functional end-use parts.

EVENT DETAILS
September 27th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Framingham […]

We are Growing Our Team

Cimquest is growing and will be looking to hire several more candidates over the next year in the roles of: 3D Printing Application Specialist (Ohio), Marketing/Events (NJ), 3D Printer Sales (NJ/NY), 3D Printing Field Service (MA), 3D Printing Outside Sales (MA), 3D Printing Outside Sales (OH/MI), Inside Sales (NJ), Software/Hardware Maint Sales (NJ) and 3D Printing Outside Sales (VA/MD).

We currently have the following position open . . .

SERVICE TECHNICIAN (3D PRINTERS)
OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION:
This position is for a technician for our growing line of 3D Printer solutions including HP and Desktop Metal. The technician will be based out of our Branchburg, NJ headquarters but will travel 85% of the time in our territory that spans from Maine down thru Virginia as well as out to the Ohio Valley region. As our printer business continues to grow the travel will become more localized as we add remote technicians to the team to handle the more southern, northern and western regions. Full training will be provided for the technician both internally and by our […]

By |September 19th, 2018|News / Promos|0 Comments

Inches To Metric Conversion in Mastercam

Inches To Metric Conversion

There is a new easy way to scale Mastercam solids, surface, and wireframe models from Metric to Inches and vice versa. This article will explain how to do it. Let’s start out with a basic Parasolid file in inch units (shown above). After using Analyze Distance, we can see the part size is 19.7.

Inches To Metric Conversion

Now, we can go to the Transform tab, select the Scale function and select our model.

Inches To Metric Conversion

There are two settings that help make the conversion. First, we should make sure that our style of scaling is set to Uniform. This applies the scaling uniformly across the part instead of different values for different axis.

Inches To Metric Conversion

Next, under the Uniform section, there are three icons across the bottom of our scale. The first one is for Metric Conversion, the second is for Scaling to Inch […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Autodesk Netfabb – Sending a Part to the Form 2 Printer

Autodesk Netfabb

This blog post will show you how to use Autodesk Netfabb Standard to orient, lattice, add supports, and send a part to your Formlabs Form 2 3D printer. Autodesk Netfabb is Additive Manufacturing software that connects directly to many AM systems. There are three tiers of Netfabb: Standard, Premium, and Ultimate. In order to connect to the Formlabs Form 2 workspace Standard tier is required.

Autodesk Netfabb

When using the latest version, Netfabb 2019 you will be able to drag and drop a file into the program. Since Netfabb has a CAD importer built in, you do not need to purchase any specific file types in order to bring in a native CAD file. A dialogue box will appear with information on the file and, most important, the green check mark that states the file does not have any errors and can be sent to the workspace.

Autodesk Netfabb

When you open the Form 2 workspace you […]

By |September 12th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Netfabb|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 Section Views

Mastercam 2019 Section Views

There’s a new function in Mastercam 2019 which will help you visualize part features with more clarity. Section View can be activated relative to any saved planes and you can choose multiple styles of display.

You will notice some new icons in the Planes Manager and on the View Ribbon tab.

Mastercam 2019 Section Views

Mastercam 2019 Section Views

If you click the drop-down arrow to the right of either icon you can see that section viewing can be applied to stock models, shaded entities, whether they be surface, solid or polygon mesh entities, wireframe geometry, and toolpath displays.

Mastercam 2019 Section Views

Each of these can be activated or deactivated independently. The final option to Show Caps heals the section through.

Next, to enable Section Viewing, simply check the box in the appropriate row for the plane that you want to use. When you click the Section View button […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Introducing the NEW HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers

NEW HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers

Come to one of the following events for a behind-the-scenes look at how you can produce brilliant,full-color functional parts with the new HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers.

EVENT DATES & LOCATIONS

September 12, 2018
Cimquest Headquarters
3434 RT 22 West
Branchburg, NJ
10am – noon

September 27, 2018
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham MA
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October 9, 2018
Madtree Brewing Company
3301 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
10am – noon

Learn how to:

  • Create full spectrum color parts with a voxel control system for future innovation.
  • Produce brilliant, full color, black, or white functional parts while maintaining optimal mechanical properties.
  • Accelerate your design cycle by creating, testing, and iterating in just hours.
  • Increase your productivity and produce multiple prototype iterations in the same time it takes to print a single part.
  • Produce accurate, functional parts with intricate detail.
  • Produce engineering-grade thermoplastic parts with optimal mechanical properties.

Please click on the button below to register for either of these two events.

Register Here

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