In this week's episode of 2 Minute Tuesday, Joel focuses on Reverse Engineering of scans to produce solid models for CAM applications.
Reverse Engineering Process Overview From a mesh or point cloud created by essentially any scanner with adequate accuracy and resolution, a Design X Essentials and Mastercam user can process this data to create a fully-featured Step or Parasolid model that would act as if it came from any history-based CAD solids modeler. Users would step their way through a modeling process much as if they were creating the part in a history-based CAD modeler. But [...]
What is Reverse Engineering for Mastercam? Design X Essentials for Cimquest’s Mastercam users provides an outstanding reverse engineering mechanism to go from a mesh or point cloud to a fully functional (machine-able) Step or Parasolid model. That model is then imported into Mastercam and used for toolpath generation and functions as if it came from a mechanical CAD system! From Mesh to Code! And it’s not just for simple, prismatic parts! Scans of complex models [...]
The Audi Sport Quattro road and rally car has captivated many automotive enthusiasts since its first launch around 40 years ago. Some even call it the “legend of motorsports”. That’s why two companies passionate about motorsports decided to recreate it with the help of 3D scanning and 3D printing. On one hand, LCE Performance led the way with its long-standing experience in automotive tuning and engine technology. On the other, Downforce Racing brought its carbon-brazed [...]
PT. Meiwa Mold Indonesia (hereby referred to as Meiwa Mold) is a company engaged in die-casting mold manufacturing. Its customer base is diverse, including prominent names like American Toyota, Astra Daihatsu (ADM), HPPM (Honda Precision Parts Manufacturing), and Yamaha. Meiwa Mold recognizes the importance of delivering high-quality molds to meet their customers’ strict requirements. To ensure accurate machining of castings, machining allowances must be tightly controlled. An excessive allowance will raise the machine’s weight and [...]
Artisans are increasing speed, reducing costs, and expanding flexibility by using 3D printers to create prototypes as opposed to traditional hand-made models. Chinese porcelain has always been loved by people all over the world for its unique beauty, among which the Southern Song Dynasty official kilns are very popular because of their elegance. Xiao Heqing, a ceramics manufacturing expert, inherited traditional ceramic skills and introduced 3D printing in the process of making porcelain from the [...]
In this blog post, we are going to demonstrate the creation of multiple section planes in a single 2D Section command using Control X. In a recent blog post, we created two planes where one passed through the center points of two holes and the second was a linear distance offset, away from the first. Now, we are going to explain how to create a new plane that is parallel to Section A-A where we [...]
In this week’s 2 Minute Tuesday, we will discuss Initial Alignments, Datum Alignments, and the use of Construction Geometry to create datum planes in space in Oqton’s Geomagic Control X.