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27 02, 2023

Mastercam Network License Borrow Utility

By |2023-02-27T08:44:59-05:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

This post will show you how to use the Mastercam Network License Borrowing utility when using a networkable software license for Mastercam. In previous versions of Mastercam’s Licensing, there were 2 options: a single-user USB HASP key and a NetHASP USB key which gave access to multiple users. Now, Mastercam has moved to using software licensing keys. These licenses support Mastercam’s 2019 to present versions and support similar licensing styles. They include local, individual-use software [...]

8 07, 2022

JawsTec Purchases XYZ Printing SLS Machines for High-Speed Sustainable Part Production

By |2022-07-08T08:12:00-04:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

JawsTec, a premier US-based printing service that offers custom rapid manufacturing for every industry, adds four XYZ MfgPro230xS SLS machines to its fleet of MJF, EOS, AMT, Dyemansion, and CNC machines. JawsTec CEO, Oscar Klassen, pointed out that the open platform XYZ SLS machines offer something other SLS manufacturers do not, the ability to use end-of-life powder from EOS and HP MJF, for high-quality printed SLS parts. On top of this, the functional sustainability of [...]

20 05, 2022

New Formlabs Form 3 Plus 3D Printer

By |2022-05-20T08:18:23-04:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Today we are going to take a look at the new Formlabs Form 3+ and the Build Platform 2. The best-selling professional SLA 3D printer just got better with game-changing print speed, surface quality, and reliability. We will break down the Form 3+ improvements into two segments - Hardware & Software, both of which significantly improve print speed. Hardware Updates With an improved thermal system, enhanced LPU stability, and an optimized laser your print times [...]

4 05, 2022

CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

By |2022-05-06T11:45:28-04:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Technology|0 Comments

This article is reprinted from 3D printers have quietly been transforming production lines at some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Once considered primarily for prototyping; advancements in materials and productivity have made 3D printers a powerful tool for applications beyond prototyping that range from tooling to end-use parts. As these 3D Printers move from R&D onto the shop floor the question that keeps coming up is “Will 3D printing ever replace CNC Machining?” The [...]

27 04, 2022

Electric Vehicles and CNC Machining: What You Need to Know

By |2022-04-27T08:41:46-04:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Electric Car Battery Pack The push for electric vehicles (EVs) is nothing new, but few expected the arms race Tesla would spark in the automotive world with their aggressive development. Now, IHS Markit predicts that 25 percent of all passenger vehicles sold worldwide will be electric by 2030. Others predict that even more will be sold by then. Currently, the inventory of automobiles, in general, is less than demand because of the supply [...]

9 02, 2022

When Business Risks Pay Off – A Guide to Insanity

By |2022-02-09T20:44:20-05:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Technology|1 Comment

Spoiler alert! Cimquest has achieved great recognition in the industry as a result of a risky business transformation started 4-½ years ago as well as my talented team who at times believed in this transformation sometimes more than I even did. The achievements are: Cimquest was the #1 global partner for Desktop Metal Cimquest was the #2 global partner for CNC Software (Mastercam) Cimquest was the #1 global partner for Xact Metal So I am [...]

14 01, 2022

Letter from our CEO – Exciting Future of Manufacturing

By |2022-01-14T09:17:49-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, News / Promos, Technology|0 Comments

Happy 2022! As I think about 2022 I can only get excited about the state of the industry and where Cimquest is heading. Certainly, it has been a bit crazy over the past 2 years; however, it is now time to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off. One of the few things that seem to be staying the same is that the rate of change in the world is continuing to increase. Speaking of [...]

19 07, 2021

Mastercam Drill Operations for Tapping

By |2021-07-19T09:34:38-04:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

This blog post will discuss creating Mastercam drill operations for tapping. The order of operations for the tapping cycle will typically share common parameters from part to part. By creating custom drill operations, you can increase the efficiency of programming for these common features. Our example fixture plate has multiple drilled and tapped one half 13 holes. Starting with the chamfer drill toolpath, we took advantage of the solid feature defining the tapped hole. Remember [...]

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