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.

Visit Cimquest at NPE 2018

NPE 2018

To maintain a competitive advantage, you need to keep up with the latest game-changing technologies and breakthrough innovations—and every three years, the world’s most influential plastics trade event brings it all together for you.

NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industry marketplace.

Join 65,000+ professionals from 128 countries and from every aspect of the industry and its vertical and end-user markets—and experience the future of plastics for yourself. Cimquest will be exhibiting in Booth #S23147 and will be displaying all of our latest technologies. Please stop by if you’re at the show.

May 7-11, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Cimquest Booth S23147

Get your complimentary tickets to the show by clicking the button below.

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By | April 25th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Events|0 Comments

Mastercam 2018 Mill-Turn Improvements

Mastercam 2018 Mill-Turn

Mastercam Mill-Turn makes machining on today’s high-powered turning centers and full-function machining centers simpler and easier than ever before. These machines eliminate multiple setups, manual part handling, redundant fixturing, and reduce idle time—boosting production and maximizing fitability.

Center Support and Tailstock Operations
With the support for center tools, you can now create a Center Point toolpath, which is used when you need to mount a center tool in a turret and engage the tool for live center support.

And, you can now create Tailstock Operations to quickly create a set of operations to load a center tool, move to stock clearance and, if applicable, advance the quill. The available tailstock options differ depending on the selected machine. You can also create a set of tailstock operations to retract the quill and tailstock, and unload the center tool.

Mastercam now supports center tool definitions. Now, when creating a tailstock or Center Point toolpath, the center tool will display in the graphics window.

General Enhancements:

  • You can now chain geometry on multiple planes, similar to Lathe chaining. […]
By | April 23rd, 2018|Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam Tech Exchange

Mastercam Tech Exchange

The Tech Exchange page on the Mastercam website is a valuable resource available to all registered Mastercam customers. It has links to dozens of files you can download and use in your projects. Here are some examples of how it works.

Mastercam Tech Exchange

When you log in at and go to the Support button and select Tech Exchange from the drop-down menu. Near the top, there are several search filters you can apply if you want to narrow down the display list results.

Mastercam Tech Exchange

From there, browse the category tabs below the search filters and choose between Sample Files which show the latest innovations in toolpath, Tool Libraries featuring several cutter and tool holding component manufacturers. It also includes some Posts that you can try before buying a fully customized one.

Mastercam Tech Exchange

Mastercam Tech Exchange

Mastercam Tech Exchange

By | April 16th, 2018|Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

A New Era of Functional Color 3D Prototyping and Production

Get a sneak preview of HPs latest 3D printer – powered by HP Multi Jet Fusion technology – designed to overcome existing color 3D printing challenges and open up innovation for small to medium-sized product development teams, as well as design businesses, universities and research institutions. Learn about how this 3D printing system allows the production of functional parts in full color – with voxel control – in a fraction of the time.

Event Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Event Time: 2:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM PT
Hosted by: Machine Design
Sponsored by: HP Jet Fusion

This webcast will be presented by Jeff Fawcett, Product Marketing Manager 3D Printing, HP Jet Fusion.

Can’t make the live event?
No problem, register by clicking on the button below and you will receive a link to view at your convenience.

Register Here

Desktop Metal Reduces Product Development Time by 25%

Desktop Metal
Desktop Metal Case Study: Virginia-based startup Lumenium finds opportunity to reduce product development timeline by 25%.

Lumenium (a Desktop Metal customer of Cimquest) develops an innovative family of internal combustion engines. Their Inverse Displacement Asymmetrical Rotational (IDAR) engine is a novel and totally singular design for producing powerful, efficient, internal combustion.

For Lumenium, the ability to quickly iterate on part features and designs is critical for time to market and engine performance. With the Desktop Metal Studio System, they can bring affordable metal 3D printing in-house and realize faster design iteration and functional prototyping.

Download the case study by clicking the button below.

Download Case Study

By | April 11th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Women in Manufacturing

Meghan Summers
In an interview for the Woman and Manufacturing (WAM) podcast, Meghan West, president and CEO of CNC Software, Inc., shares valuable insight. Meghan’s father founded CNC Software, the creators of Mastercam, 35 years ago. Growing up with the family business, Meghan gained a unique passion for manufacturing and first-hand perspective on trends and technologies affecting the industry. When asked about the best piece of advice from her dad, Meghan shared: “Don’t limit yourself.” She suggests finding out what makes you happy and then doing that.”

“Own your destiny; your opportunities are the ones you create. You need to put in the effort, put in the work, and earn the respect of others to do that.”

That’s brought Meghan to where she is today. She speaks about her rise to leadership in the manufacturing industry, the importance of education and mentorship, opportunities within manufacturing, the need to address the skills gap, strategies to reduce the gender gap, and much more in this informative WAM podcast.

“In the U.S. manufacturing jobs are on the rise, […]

By | April 9th, 2018|Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments
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