Blog 2018-02-06T09:27:36+00:00

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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.

Hot-swappable Media Cartridges from Desktop Metal

Hot-swappable media cartridges from Desktop Metal

Safe-to-handle, hot-swappable media cartridges have a push-to-release design for easy loading/unloading, while RFID-enabled supply monitoring prevents cross-contamination and ensures you never run out of material mid-print. In this video, Matt Barbati (Technical Trainer at Desktop Metal), gives an overview of the cartridge design and how it supports a seamless workflow for in-house metal 3D printing. Learn more by watching the video below.

By | July 6th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 New Model Chamfer Toolpath

As of the latest Mastercam 2019 release, a new toolpath is available for 2D machining. The Model Chamfer toolpath allows you to machine safe horizontal chamfers on solid models. Model Chamfer supports the following:

  • Chamfer mill tool type
  • Solid edges and faces for Chain geometry
  • Surfaces, solids, and meshes for Avoidance model

Mastercam 2019 New Model Chamfer Toolpath

After selecting your Chain geometry, Model Chamfer has several unique parameters to further control the toolpath. You can enter a Side clearance for the Solid model, which is the distance away from the solid model you want the vertical part of your flute to clear. This option is set on the Toolpath Type page.

Mastercam 2019 New Model Chamfer Toolpath

On the Cut Parameters page, you can set a Chamfer width value allowing Mastercam to measure the width from the chained geometry adjusted by the cut depth defined on the Linking Parameters page. Use Top offset to define how far the full diameter of the tool is above the […]

By | July 2nd, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Upcoming Event – 3D Printing’s Role in Manufacturing

HP 3D Printing for Manufacturing event at Cimquest

We have an upcoming event at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology called 3D Printing’s Role in Manufacturing. In this seminar, you will learn how HP is accelerating the path to Industrial 3D Manufacturing with the New Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution and Expanded Materials Portfolio.

Attend this free event to learn how 3D Printing . . .

  • Enables faster digital manufacturing from design to production
  • Opens up design freedom
  • Can be Manufacturing-as-a-Service
  • Reduces waste and improves resource use
  • Increases utilization of manufacturing operations

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)
409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT

Register Here

Reverse Engineering a Can Holder

Reverse Engineering

We reversed Engineered this 6-pack can holder which is great for quickly snapping cans on to it and easily carry them around. Here’s a brief overview of how we reverse engineered it, improved the design, and then optimized it for injection molding.

Reverse Engineering

First, we used 3D System’s Capture scanner to scan directly into Geomagic’s Design X. With a resolution of .110 mm, and an accuracy of .060 mm, we were able to capture even the finest details.

Reverse Engineering

Since the base geometry is patterned, we just needed to ensure that we capture enough geometry of one can holder and then we used CAD to pattern the other 5 holders. With Geomagic’s Design X we are able to interrogate our scan and trace the outline of each feature that we needed in order to recreate the sketches and features in our CAD file and then check the deviation between our CAD model and the original […]

By | June 27th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, 3D Scanning|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 Is Available for Purchase

Mastercam 2019
In case you haven’t already heard . . . The latest software from the world’s leading CAD/CAM creator has been released and is now available for purchase. Mastercam 2019 was developed to streamline your manufacturing process from job set-up to job completion.

Highlights of Mastercam 2019 include improvements to:

Improve efficiency and reduce job setup time with enhanced CAD model import support, improved part preparation, fixture setup, and expanded support for model-based definition (MBD).

Tool Support
Expanded digital tool libraries deliver accurate tool assembly models and access to the latest cutting tool technology, with added support for Accelerated Finishing™ and more.

CNC Programming
Increase productivity and programming efficiency with new 2D through 5-axis toolpath improvements, new Lathe and Mill-Turn machining support, and new Swiss machine functionality.

Improved toolpath and machine simulation, toolpath graphics, and other verification and analysis tools provide greater programming assurance for confident, informed decisions before the job is run.

Job Management & Documentation
An array of system-level enhancements improves job documentation and management – addressing quality and certification initiatives with new visualization and section […]

By | June 25th, 2018|Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

Join Us for a Live Webcast Featuring HP 3D Printing

HP 3D Printing


Manufacturing Aids: Setting the standard for production lines of the future

HP will be presenting this live webcast on Wednesday, June 27th and it’s free to attend. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing’s revolutionary process has opened new possibilities in design and manufacturing, garnering attention for its speed, quality, and cost-effectiveness. Attend this webcast to learn about some of the advantages of using this disruptive technology for manufacturing aids and how it can help improve production line efficiency. Hear about actual use cases where HP’s 3D Printing technology has helped enable design freedom, shorter lead times and resulted in cost savings and an increase in both productivity and part precision.

You will be able to submit your questions during the question and answer session!

Reserve your spot today by clicking the button below.

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