Cimquest was founded in 1990 as a reseller of CAM & CAD software and soon became a premier training facility. At times we heard our customers struggle with applying new tooling and equipment with the latest Mastercam toolpaths and we wanted to address this issues. We began to build partnerships with tooling, fixturing, and machine tool companies to teach how all these components work together. Shortly after these partnerships started the vision of the lab began. We wanted to develop a lab that is a collaboration of our partners who teach the applications of the latest manufacturing technology – a lab with a team of instructors made up of experienced machinists, tool and mold makers, and engineers. When these folks are not teaching or solving customers problems, they use this lab to learn new tool paths, equipment, or processes to pass that knowledge on. The Cimquest manufacturing lab has CNC machines and access to the latest in 3D printing to enable us to show and prove the synergy between these technologies. It is a hub for teaching industry, college, and trade schools students, the next level of advanced manufacturing. This lab will fuse subtractive and additive manufacturing together for a [...]
Mastercam has collaborated with WIDIA, the original German tungsten carbide tool developers, to provide a solution that enables CAM users to quickly import tool assemblies from WIDIA NOVO directly into Mastercam 2018. Mastercam developers worked closely with WIDIA to let users import 3D tool assemblies directly into Mastercam, validate them, and save them in their Mastercam file and/or Tool Library. Features such as automated filtering ensure that the holders and tools that are selected can work together for the particular job. Users of Mastercam benefit from having the correct tooling for the material and for the type of machining operation, plus an accurate 3D model that can be used for visualization and collision checking, in addition to the time savings. “We found that in the past, our customers complained of having to search through big complicated catalogs to find related parts, then having to request or build the assemblies from scratch for use in systems such as Mastercam. With the integration of WIDIA NOVO and Mastercam, customers save significant time searching for desired tools and building 3D tool assemblies that can be brought directly into Mastercam for easy use by most shops,” says Rich Taft, Product Owner, CNC Software [...]
In today’s Employee Spotlight we are featuring Genise Postell, the Senior Office Administrator here at Cimquest. Here’s a little information that will help you get to know her a little better . . . What are your responsibilities at Cimquest? My main responsibility is to process Mastercam maintenance renewal orders and 3D printer orders. What industry do you come from? I have worked in a few different industries: restaurant, architectural, landscape, retail, hotel, etc. Where are you from (hometown)? Old Bridge, NJ What is your educational background? After high school, I graduated from the Executive Assistant program at Katharine Gibbs How long have you worked at Cimquest? 14 years What are your hobbies? I am a football and baseball mom What do you enjoy most about your job? I get satisfaction out of making sure our customers are happy with their Cimquest experience. What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? Making sure orders are placed accurately and efficiently What is your most treasured possession? My children Do you have any hidden talents? Just a little twin telepathy. I have a twin sister who is 1 minute older than me. What is the craziest thing on your [...]
In today’s Employee Spotlight we are featuring Tom Kryger, an Applications Engineer here at Cimquest. Let’s get to know Tom a little better . . . What are your responsibilities at Cimquest? Application Engineer. What industry do you come from? Manufacturing Where are you from (hometown)? Phillipsburg, NJ What is your educational background? High School, Technical How long have you worked at Cimquest? 2 Years. What are your hobbies? Fishing, outdoors, and making things. What do you enjoy most about your job? Instructing. What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? Customer satisfaction. What is your most treasured possession? My family Do you have any hidden talents? Metalworking What is the craziest thing on your bucket list? Parachuting What is your favorite meal? Lasagna Where is your favorite place to vacation? Near water What is the best advice you have ever given or received? Set an example. What is your favorite movie? Matrix What is your greatest fear? Rats Who is your favorite celebrity? I like the ones that give back to society. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? Fireman or a soldier Stay tuned to future blog [...]
Our 2017 Advanced Manufacturing Expo took place last week and it was a great two days. We had over 600 people (including vendors) attend from all different manufacturing sectors and some traveled from as far away as New Hampshire and Virginia. During the two-day event, attendees had the opportunity to talk to representatives from 30 different partner companies to learn about their latest and greatest products. They were able to choose from 26 presentations covering every aspect of manufacturing from additive and subtractive machining to inspection and rapid prototyping. No matter what your interest in manufacturing, we had you covered! The keynote speakers: Jonah Myerberg, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Desktop Metal; Todd Grimm, T.A. Grimm & Associates Additive Manufacturing Consultant, Writer, and Presenter; and Rob Hassold, CEO/Founder Cimquest, Inc. packed crowds of people into the standing-room-only presentations. There was so much knowledge to gain through so many different people and companies. It was impossible to go back home without renewed visions and new ideas. Our 3D printing room was hustling and bustling with the printers running and several sample parts on display ready to be picked up and examined. Watching the printers print and handling the parts was irresistible. This year, [...]
There are so many reasons that you should join us for our Advanced Manufacturing Expo next week, but here's the top 10: Learn about the hot new Desktop Metal Printing with Jonah Myerberg CO-founder and CTO Desktop Metal See ten different 3D Printer manufacturers showing off their new technologies including: (Desktop Metal, HP, Rize, Mcor, Formlabs, BigRep, Mimaki, Makerbot, Funmat, and Roboze) Attend our Mastercam 2018 Roll-out Choose from 24 unique educational sessions on topics such as: 3D Printing, Reverse Engineering, Inspection, CAD, Mastercam, Business Topics, Injection Molding, Printed Part Finishing, ERP Quoting Technology, CNC Technology. Mimaki will introduce their new color printer that can print in 10M colors! You will have a chance to win a Large Format Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D Printer ($6,500 value) See our 3D printers and our Hurco 5-axis CNC machine in action. Watch special presentations from Todd Grimm (3D Printing Industry Analyst), Rob Hassold (Cimquest CEO) and Cloud based CAD presentation by Onshape. Network with hundreds of other people in engineering and manufacturing. Enjoy free fantastic food. And did we mention this event is FREE to attend? EVENT DETAILS October 18 & 19, 2017 (come to one day or both!) 8:30am - 4:30pm Cimquest [...]
Big News from Cimquest . . . We Have Expanded our Mastercam Team (and Customer Base) We are very excited to announce that our Mastercam support team and customer base have significantly grown. Cimquest and Fisher Unitech have engaged in an exchange of service between the two companies and Cimquest will now be supporting the Fisher Unitech Mastercam customers. Additionally, Cimquest Stratasys customers will be supported by Fisher Unitech. Fisher Unitech will no longer be representing Mastercam and Cimquest will no longer be representing Stratasys. We would like to welcome Brian Brown, Tony DiSanto, Chris Jepson, Andy Lowry, Todd Patterson, Jeff Reiser and Mike Steelman to our Cimquest team. We are excited to have such a strong team of Mastercam experts to add to our world-class talent who together will offer unparalleled support, consulting and training services to the manufacturing community. With the addition of the Fisher Mastercam technical team, Cimquest will be the largest Mastercam support organization in the world! Although Cimquest will no longer be selling and supporting Stratasys products, we now have the opportunity to build a much more diversified 3D printer portfolio to better serve our customers’ needs. We are very excited that we are diversifying our 3D [...]
Mastercam is named the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 23rd straight year, according to the latest analysis by CIMdata, Inc. With over 236,000 installed seats worldwide, Mastercam has almost twice the installed base of the closest competitor. “The large community of qualified Mastercam programmers presents a number of opportunities. As a manufacturer, if you’re looking to expand, you can find experienced talent, and as a programmer, you can always find a shop that uses Mastercam” says CNC Software President, Meghan West. CIMdata also recognized Mastercam’s global support network as the largest in the CAM world. “Our Mastercam Resellers continue to provide manufacturers with expert training, on-site support, and consulting to ensure production goals and deadlines are met,” West adds. Here at Cimquest, we do our very best to ensure the reputation of the Mastercam support. Industry-leading service and support from us ensures that you’ll get the most from your CAD/CAM investment. We are there for you every step of the way to help you increase your bottom line.