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Mastercam 2019 System Enhancments

The Mastercam 2019 release includes many new system enhancements that can be seen throughout the entire Mastercam line of products. This post will cover some of the big highlights.

Mastercam toolpath display

Advanced Toolpath Display
Mastercam now displays toolpaths with different colors, based on the move type allowing you to set colors, change line style, line width, and other attributes.

Analyze Enhancements
After selecting an entity, Analyze Distance dynamically updates the distance as you move the cursor, allowing you to sample different positions on the screen with approximate distances, without requiring you to click a second point or restart the function. With Analyze Toolpath, you can choose to display the tool and holder as shaded or wireframe entities, and you can control the opacity of the tool and holder when they are displayed in shaded mode.

Mesh Node Selection
AutoCursor now recognizes the endpoints of Mastercam mesh vertices. It recognizes positions on all mesh vertices, or on vertices that reside along mesh edges, increasing flexibility during CAD creation and dimensioning.

Simulator Enhancements

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By |November 26th, 2018|Mastercam|0 Comments

RIZE Announces New 3D Printing Materials

RIZE has enhanced the value of their RIZE ONE 3D printer by providing a compelling range of new materials, including carbon composite, to enable a new set of industrial applications. The current materials, RIZIUM™ ONE White and Black are already demonstrating their value in delivering strong and safe parts for functional prototyping, jigs, tools and fixturing and end-use service parts. RIZE recently added RIZIUM™ CARBON and will release an additional material called RIZIUM™ ENDURA in 2019.

RIZIUM™ CARBON is based on an engineering-grade thermoplastic, reinforced with carbon fiber for a higher modulus and incredible visual finish. RIZIUM CARBON is ideal for applications such as functional prototyping for manufacturing.

RIZIUM ENDURA, for its part, is a fiber-reinforced filament that offers high accuracy printing and high impact strength. RIZE says the new material is well suited for producing large functional parts. Notably, RIZIUM ENDURA is compatible with the XRIZE’s full-color inks.

For more information about the RIZE products, their current promotion and more details on the new materials, please click the button below.

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By |November 19th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Rize|0 Comments

XRIZE 3D Printer Special Promotion

XRIZE 3D Printer Special Promotion
Rize just announced their newest product, the XRIZE. The new XRIZE™ 3D printer will enable users to manufacture functional polymer and composite parts in full color. Like RIZE’s first product, RIZE™ ONE, the experience of using the XRIZE 3D printer is as easy and safe as an office 2D printer. XRIZE will enable full-color prototypes for FEA and stress analysis, tooling with safety instructions, consumer products, package design, GIS mapping, anatomical parts for patient/clinician communication, pre-surgical planning and parts for marketing and the entertainment industry. XRIZE will be available for shipping in H1 2019 and will be priced at USD $55,000.

And the best news . . . For a limited time, until December 27, 2018, if you pre-order XRIZE, you will receive a RIZE ONE included in the price. That’s 2 printers for the price of 1.

Please click the button below for more details.

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By |November 16th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, News / Promos, Rize|0 Comments

Introducing XRIZE 3D Printer

XRIZE 3D printer

XRIZE is the world’s first desktop Industrial Additive Manufacturing solution for creating vibrant, full-color functional parts with minimal post-processing. Until now, users had to produce non-functional color parts or implement very expensive solutions, making tradeoffs between color, strength, and price. These tradeoffs have limited the expansion of additive manufacturing to users across the enterprise and inhibited true innovation. Moreover, companies had to purchase separate 3D printers to achieve varying capabilities, including office use, full color, end-use, and production parts and the ability to use carbon fiber and other materials.

For the first time in the industry, XRIZE enables users to manufacture functional polymer and composite parts in full color. And since RIZE’s intelligent and innovative solutions focus on the user as much as the machine, XRIZE is easy to use, safe and enables markup to provide much-desired IP security, traceability, and branding.

Like RIZE’s first product, RIZE™ ONE, the experience of using the XRIZE 3D printer is as easy and safe as an office 2D printer. Providing a safe, clean process, minimal pre- […]

By |November 14th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Rize|0 Comments

Mastercam Launcher Utility

Mastercam Launcher Utility

The Mastercam Launcher utility helps you set up desktop icons and give them special properties. If you work in a company using a Network license of Mastercam this will help ensure that you activate only the licenses you need while leaving others available on the system.

Mastercam Launcher Utility

To access this utility, go to the Start menu/All Programs, and find the Mastercam Program Group. Inside here, look for the Mastercam Launcher icon. You may find the icon in a subfolder labeled Utilities in earlier versions of windows.

Mastercam Launcher Utility

Note there are two primary areas of the launcher window: the upper portion designates what Platform (for example Lathe or Mill) is available for checkout.

Mastercam Launcher Utility

This also will determine what product level, such as Mill 2D or Mill 3D is to be used, and if that item is to be suppressed, made available, or made active […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Customer Spotlight – Miguel Horn sculptor

Miguel Horn

Miguel Horn, a sculptor and visual artist in Philadelphia recently used 3D scanning for one of his projects. He has worked with the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and other local art institutions and he tries to use as many digital production methods as he can. He feels that this allows him to speed up fabrication, as well as  use a variety of different new materials. In 2015 Miguel was approached to develop a concept for a public art opportunity. Philadelphia has a program where 1% of public funding for development in the city construction and architecture must be allocated towards art. His project was to create an architectural feature for a bridge that features a traditional esthetic with contemporary production methods.

Miguel Horn

Miguel turned to Cimquest for our scanning services and, with our help, was able to perform a high-resolution scan in significantly less time than he could have done with his desktop scanner.

Miguel Horn

By |November 9th, 2018|3D Scanning, Customer Success Stories|0 Comments
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