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 [...]
Today we are going to do a quick review of Techni-Grip Work Holding’s 5-axis 6” round top fixture. Techni-grip Work Holding was borne directly from their manufacturing floor to solve many challenges like repeatability, standardization, simple setup and increased access to all sides of the workpiece. The patented design is easy to clean between part changes and the simple dovetail clamping hardware allows for fast setups since there are no jaws, parallels or spreaders to adjust or set. It requires only a .125” stock to hold workpieces. The first step is to prepare the dovetail and the location holes. [...]
Join us on February 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM EST for a webinar entitled, How to Create a “Projected First Article” from a Virtual Mold Trial in Moldex3D. During this 1-hour webinar, you will get an overview of how you can run a virtual mold trial as if you were standing on your production floor. The webinar will start with details needed in your simulation model and will continue to cover: how to run a scientific process matching your machine; and how the resulting virtual part can be evaluated dimensionally as if you produced a physical part. It will also [...]
Mastercam recently announced that Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions’ tool libraries are now available to Mastercam users on Mastercam’s Tech Exchange site. These libraries, optimized for all supported Mastercam versions, contain all the end mill options that can be found in Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions most recent catalogs, totaling to more than 15,000 tools now available for Mastercam users to import. Readily available, comprehensive tool libraries translate into increased productivity for Mastercam users. Importing accurate tool libraries vetted by both Mastercam and manufacturers directly into the software saves the machinist valuable time. Without these libraries, machinists would need to [...]
We are very excited and proud to announce that we have been named #1 Mastercam Reseller in the world. We would just like to thank our entire customer base for helping us to make this possible.
A letter from our CEO As we reset the business year and pick ourselves off of the floor I reflect on the year gone by. Cimquest went thru a very challenging but necessary transition over the past 17 months which still, in part, continues today. We embarked on a journey leaving the safety of Stratasys and the valued business relationships with both our customers and vendor. This transition meant losing more than half of our revenue. However, in the process, we acquired additional valued customers utilizing the Mastercam CNC programming software. While the net of this changed still left us [...]
Formlabs just announced their latest new engineering resin. This soft engineering resin (50A Shore durometer) is suitable for prototyping parts normally produced with silicone that need to bend, stretch and compress. Due to its high elongation (160%) and good tear strength (19.1kN/m) it will hold up to repeated cycles without tearing. Elastic resin is also translucent which is ideal for healthcare and medical applications where visual simulation is required. Please click the button below for more details about this exciting new material. More info
Mastercam Lathe 2019 includes many new enhancements that will make your programming faster and easier. Mastercam now allows you to build tools from 3D STEP models using the new Tool Designer, a function panel with tab-style navigation, providing a structured workflow that is similar to using a wizard. You can define tools, assign them to operations, and view them when running Classic Backplot and Mastercam Simulator. Support for cross-centerline turning has been improved. When you select a tool or turret that is across the centerline from the chained geometry, Mastercam reverses the spindle direction of the operation. It also includes [...]