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January 2021

New Partnership with MakerBot

By |January 20th, 2021|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, MakerBot, News / Promos|

Partnership with MakerBot

We are proud to announce a partnership with MakerBot. Founded in 2009, MakerBot brought one of the first mass-produced and readily available 3D printers to the market which earned their acquisition from Stratasys®, a leader in industrial FDM 3D printing.

In recent years, MakerBot as a company has completely transformed their business with a new focus on the B2B market. This becomes apparent when you see […]

Extended Free Mastercam University Classes

By |January 18th, 2021|Mastercam, News / Promos|

Free Mastercam University Classes

Mastercam is extending their free Mastercam University classes until the end of June 2021! Since we are still in the midst of the Covid pandemic you may still be experiencing more downtime than usual. Why not make the most of it and expand your Mastercam knowledge and skill? The free classes offered are listed below.

Free courses for Mastercam Mill:

  • Mastercam 2019 – 2D Mill […]

New Dates for Xpand3D Manufacturing and Design Event

By |January 15th, 2021|News / Promos|

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The xpand3D event will take place virtually April 20 & 21

We decided to push this virtual event off by a couple of months. We have been busy gathering content and we know that the further we push it off, the more great content we will be able to provide. Also, given the fact that Covid is going to prevent the previously scheduled spring in-person trade […]

The Importance of Scan Alignment to Nominal CAD Model for Inspection

By |January 13th, 2021|3D Scanning, 3d Scanning & Reverse Engineering|

While many tend to use Best Fit alignments for inspection, the truth is that the alignment method may not provide the most accurate inspection results. When using a Best Fit alignment process, you are relying on the inspection software to understand the design intent and align the scan of the manufactured part properly to the nominal CAD model. If datums aren’t provided to use for alignment by the inspection drawing or PMI model, you would […]

New GARR TOOL Library Available for Mastercam

By |January 11th, 2021|Mastercam|

Import a full line of GARR cutting tools directly into your Mastercam toolpath operations.

CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam, the world’s leading CAD/CAM software, has announced a new partnership with GARR TOOL to provide their complete line of cutting tools as a native, Mastercam tool library. GARR TOOL is an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer of high-performance solid carbide cutting tools, 100% made in the United States. GARR TOOL produces over 14,000 tools a day at its […]

ZEISS 3D Printing Precision Parts for Serial Production

By |January 8th, 2021|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|

For Carl Zeiss Optical Components, a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, precision matters – sometimes down to the hundredth of a millimeter. The company manufactures microscopes, multi-sensoric machines, and optical sensors for industrial measurement and quality assurance purposes.

Organizations around the world use ZEISS machines to confirm that they produce literally perfect results, every time. That means ‘reliability’ and ‘repeatability’ are words to live by at the Wangen, Germany-based company.

“The machines we produce are […]

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