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HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Streamlines Machinery and Production Lines

HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing

The rules of the game are changing

Machinery and production line component production have typically been served with traditional processes such as CNC machining and injection molding. However, as industries strive to find greater efficiencies and add more value for their customers, machinery and production line manufacturers and runners are looking for ways to enhance and optimize how they produce components–in order to offer unique/customized solutions at low cost to their internal or external customers, drive greater production line efficiencies with lightweight, high performance parts, and maximize equipment uptime.

Why consider 3D printing for machinery parts?

3D printing opens up a world of new opportunities for machinery and production line component production–both for original and spare parts.

HP Multi Jet Fusion is a relatively new 3D printing technology that powers HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printers, which can offer disruptive cost, speed, and quality benefits compared to other 3D printing technologies:

Speed
HP Multi Jet Fusion can help minimize machinery and production line downtime and associated costs thanks to the production […]

Mastercam 2019 Model Prep Alignment

Mastercam 2019 Model Prep Alignment

In Mastercam 2019, three functions have been added to the Model Prep tab: Align to Plane, Align to Face, and Align to Z.

Align to Plane lets you quickly prepare a solid body for machining by positioning it in line with a specific plane. You can move the solid and additional selected geometry to align with an existing plane. You can also create a new work coordinate system (WCS) based on a selected face of the solid. This is helpful when you must align a solid to an entity that must remain in a particular orientation.

The Mastercam function, Solid Position, has been renamed Align to Face and has been enhanced to make it easier to use. You can still easily mate the selected faces of two solids, but with the improved Align to Face, you can also align the edges of the solids that you mate. Choose any linear edge on the solid to be moved and it aligns to the X-axis of the gnomon. Then, after […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

RIZE 3D Printer Peel-Away Support

Rize 3D Printing

It is very fast and easy to remove supports with Rize 3D printing. This gets you to a functional part two times faster and for a fraction of the cost of other technologies. Watch the video below to see for yourself just how easy industrial 3D printing can be using Rize.

For more information on Rize 3D printers, please click the button below.

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By |August 24th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Rize|0 Comments

Cimquest and Hurco/Takumi Partner up at IMTS

Cimquest and Hurco/Takumi Partner up at IMTS
Cimquest partnered with Hurco/Takumi one year ago to develop each other’s abilities and bring together the many years of experience in CNC manufacturing in order to raise our customers to the next level. The value-packed features of the Takumi CNC line paired with Mastercam programming driven by Cimquest application engineers and service backed by Takumi offer an incredible team. We are bringing that team together at IMTS to really show the Art of Productivity. The team of Mark Gilmore and Carmon Salley from Hurco Takumi and Steve Weaber from Cimquest are machining the famous Venus Di Millo statue on the brand new Takumi U800 5-axis CNC mill and programming with Mastercam 2019.

Cimquest and Hurco/Takumi Partner up at IMTS

IMTS is taking place September 10 – 15, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This show amazes even long-time visitors with the magnitude of new technologies and an enthusiastic vibe of technologists marveling at the advancements for operational excellence […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Events, News / Promos|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 Model Prep Alignment

Mastercam 2019 Model Prep Alignment

Three functions have been added to the Mastercam 2019 Model Prep tab: Align to Plane, Align to Face, and Align to Z and this post will cover all three.

Align to Plane lets you quickly prepare a solid body for machining by positioning it in line with a specific plane. You can move the solid and additional selected geometry to align with an existing plane. You can also create a new work coordinate system (WCS) based on a selected face of the solid. This is helpful when you must align a solid to an entity that must remain in a particular orientation.

The Mastercam function, Solid Position, has been renamed Align to Face and has been enhanced to make it easier to use. You can still easily mate the selected faces of two solids, but with the improved Align to Face, you can also align the edges of the solids that you mate. Choose any linear edge on the solid to be moved and it aligns to the […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

3D Printing Accuracy, Precision, and Tolerance

3D Printing Accuracy, Precision, and Tolerance
This post will cover some of the fundamental concepts in 3D printing: accuracy, precision, and tolerance. Understanding these key concepts and the differences between them is necessary for achieving the level of performance you desire when evaluating any 3D printing technology. First and foremost, you need to understand that just because a printer lists a high-resolution in a spec-sheet, it does not mean that your parts will be accurate or precise. This is a common misconception and will be covered in a future blog post.

Let’s begin by defining the three terms (accuracy, precision, and tolerance) and then we will use common examples to help you understand each.

3D Printing Accuracy

Accuracy is how close a measurement is to true-value. A common example is a target where the true-value is the bullseye. The closer you are to the bullseye, the more accurate you are. In 3D printing, the true-value equals the dimensions of your CAD model and how close the […]

By |August 17th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Tech Tips|0 Comments
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