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Desktop Metal Introduces 316L Stainless Steel

Desktop Metal Stainless Steel

Desktop Metal recently added 316L stainless steel to their list of printable metals on the Studio System. Characterized by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L is a fully austenitic stainless steel ideal for harsh environments.

Expert metallurgy is at the core of the Studio System, which was built to simplify even the most challenging aspects of metal fabrication—including easy material changes in under a minute. The introduction of 316L creates new opportunities for designers and engineers to prototype and produce parts for particularly demanding environments such as marine applications, chemical processing, and medical devices.

About the Material

316L is a molybdenum-bearing, fully-austenitic stainless steel. It’s known for its excellent corrosion resistance—for example, it’s resistance to pitting corrosion—and mechanical properties at both high and low temperatures. 316L is a common material used in a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Marine
  • Jewelry
  • Power generation
  • Petroleum refining
  • Water treatment
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing

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By |March 6th, 2019|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal, Materials|0 Comments

Adding Wireframe to STL Files in Mastercam 2019

Adding Wireframe to STL Files in Mastercam 2019

 

There is a new enhancement in Mastercam 2019 for wireframe and curves functions when using STL files. In previous versions it was not possible to create wireframe geometry from STL files so their utility for toolpaths was limited. Now in Mastercam 2019, edges and vertices are recognizable snap locations for creating wireframe geometry.

Adding Wireframe to STL Files in Mastercam 2019

 

In the example above, we have three models displayed on the screen. We can analyze each to see their properties. The first is a surface model, the next a watertight solid, and the last is an STL mesh. If you turn off the shading you can clearly see the difference between the surfaces and their rendered UV curvature, the solid with its discreet edges, and the mesh entity and its polygon triangles.

Adding Wireframe to STL Files in Mastercam 2019

Curves can be snapped on the solid either by picking […]

By |March 4th, 2019|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

AMUG Reveals Recipients of its 3D Printing Scholarships

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has revealed the recipients of its 3D printing scholarships. According to Brett Charlton, chair of the AMUG Scholarship Committee, these scholarships recognize a passion for additive manufacturing through a student and an educator. “Dr. Zhou and Ms. Sears perfectly reflect what our scholarships seek to reward,” stated Charlton.

Victoria Sears, a student at the University of Michigan (UM) pursuing a master’s degree in bioengineering. Photo via AMUG.

Among the scholarships awarded was The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship is supported by Cimquest. This scholarship has been gifted to Victoria Sears, a student at the University of Michigan (UM) pursuing a master’s degree in bioengineering. The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship is also allocated annually, however, it is given to a college student for their contribution in additive manufacturing in education and professional development.

Sears’ research is based on bioinks for additive manufacturing, with an aim of optimizing its bioprintability and regenerative properties. This research stemmed from Sears’ time working in as an intern 3D Systems and Ford Motor Company. […]

By |March 1st, 2019|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, News / Promos|0 Comments

Cimquest Cincinnati Office Grand Opening

Please help us celebrate the opening of our new Cincinnati office by attending our Grand Opening on March 26th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. This event will showcase some of the latest manufacturing tools and technologies that can help launch your business to the next level. You’ll get to meet with Cimquest engineers and product specialists to discuss your unique applications. We’ll help you determine the best solutions to meet your needs—even if it’s not one of our own.

Event Features

  • See the latest in 3D Printing, Mastercam CAM Software, 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering Software, Inspection, and more.
  • Learn the benefits of Design for Additive Manufacturing and how to achieve a more ideal product design.
  • Hear presentations from Cimquest Specialists on technologies (listed above) and use cases.
  • Interact with real 3D printed parts made from a range of engineering grade materials.
  • Watch live demos of the technology in action.
  • 3D printing brands will include HP Multi Jet Fusion, Desktop Metal, Rize, Formlabs, & Mcor

Register for this event by clicking below.

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By |February 27th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

Upcoming HP Roadshows

During the month of March, Cimquest will be hosting a variety of HP Roadshows to showcase the HP 500 Series of printers. Attend one of these events and be one of the first to see these cost-effective printers that offer a solution to a fast iteration of engineering grade parts.

REGISTER FOR AN EVENT NEAR YOU

Friday, March, 8, 2019 10am – 12pm
Louisville, KY, at the University of Louisville

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Wednesday, March, 13, 2019 10am – 12pm
Richmond, VA

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 10am – 12pm
Youngstown, OH at America Makes

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Cimquest 3D Printing Showroom Grand Opening

 

Join us on March 5th for the Grand Opening of our 3D Printing showroom at our New England facility in Sterling, MA. The event will showcase some of the latest 3D Printing technologies and give you a chance to meet with Cimquest engineers and Product Specialists.

We will have presentations that will cover topics such as:

  • Leveraging Color with 3D Printing
  • Scanned Data into Feature Rich CAD
  • Accuracies and Tolerance of 3D Printing

DETAILS
March 5th, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cimquest New England
68 Pratts Junction RD
Sterling, MA 01564

Please note that we only have 40 spaces open to attend these free seminars and it will be first come first serve.

For more details (including the agenda) and to register, please click the button below.

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By |February 20th, 2019|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments
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