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Mastercam 2021 Rollout

August 2021

Save Programming Time with Mastercam Stock Models

By |August 23rd, 2021|Mastercam|

Hundreds of CNC programmers, CNC machinists, 3D scanning experts, 3D printing specialists, and other manufacturing professionals came together at this year’s Xpand3D event to discuss new technologies. Speaker Tom Kryger, Application Engineer and Mastercam Technical Specialist here at Cimquest, used his breakout session to explain how stock models can be invaluable tools for the CNC programmer.

For Kryger, using stock models is a consistent part of his regular workflow, as these visual aids help to make […]

Limited Time MakerBot Promo

By |August 18th, 2021|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, MakerBot|

MakerBot Promo

With MakerBot METHOD you can now 3D print in Metals, Composites, and Polymers — all on one machine. For a limited time, unlock LABS materials such as BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless, Flexible SEBs, or PETG ESD with a FREE LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder when you purchase any METHOD 3D Printer.

Limited time promo ends August 13, 2021.

This promotion can be stacked with the […]

What Is 5-Axis Machining?

By |August 16th, 2021|Mastercam|

Mastercam 5-Axis Machining

As more advanced CNC machining takes the manufacturing industry by storm, some shops are hesitant to take the leap into 5-axis machining. For those who want to succeed in a world dominated and determined by progress, though, ignoring 5-axis could mean leaving money on the table.

What is 5-axis Machining?

The term 5-axis machining refers to a type of multiaxis subtractive manufacturing in which the machine that cuts […]

Autoscan Inspec from Shining 3D

By |August 13th, 2021|3D Scanning|

Autoscan Inspec from Shining 3DThe Autoscan Inspect structured light scanner has remarkable parameters at an extremely affordable price point.

At just $13,200 complete, the Autoscan holds incredible accuracy of 10 microns (+/-.0004”) and has an equally incredible resolution of 50 microns (.0019”) making this an excellent choice for a customer in need of scanning small, precision geometry.

The single-click calibration and scanning routines make this a simple scanner to use […]

Mastercam Multiaxis Machining: How It Works and Its Benefits

By |August 9th, 2021|Mastercam|

Mastercam Multiaxis Machining The spindle tile type 5 axis CNC milling machine cutting the automotive part.

As automation and Industry 4.0 take the manufacturing world by storm, multiaxis machining is becoming a common topic of discussion in shops globally. The reason? Multiaxis machining enables faster, more complex machining with less human labor.

What is Multiaxis Machining?

Traditional milling has been around for over 200 years, but 3-axis milling was not […]

Metrology Minute Cylindricity

By |August 5th, 2021|Metrology Minute|

Cylindricity – Similarities & Differences Between Related Callouts

While this month’s segment is focused on Cylindricity we will also review several of the GD&T Callouts discussed previously (and a few not previously discussed but relevant to this month’s discussion) along with some of the similarities, as well as subtle differences between them.

Cylindricity is a form of control tolerance that dictates […]

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