Working with a U.S. based scanner and software development company, Cimquest is proud to introduce the Variscan line of light-based, metrology grade, stationary scanners. There are several models of the Variscan scanner, each powered by the powerful AEOS software. They all possess unique capabilities in the scanning world. For example, each scanner can use structured white light and can switch light source to red, green or blue, depending on the surface to be scanned as different light sources work better at acquiring different surface textures. Additionally, each scanner can use monochrome metrology camera lenses yet through software, can capture color [...]
Don't Lose Your Valuable CAD/CAM Investment! With the upcoming release of Mastercam 2020, you will no longer be able to update or receive support for your copy of Mastercam X8. If you update now, you have the opportunity for dramatic savings and revolutionary, industry-changing new technologies! Mastercam X8 was released nearly seven years ago. Although it still gets the job done, you are missing out on dramatic advances across the entire Mastercam family, including our breakthrough Dynamic MotionTM and Accelerated FinishingTM Technologies: Thousands of existing users have already taken advantage of the new technology introduced in Mastercam since X8 was [...]
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 [...]