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1 04, 2024

Performing Calipers-only Inspection

By |2024-04-01T09:38:00-04:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Many Mastercam users still work from 2D prints to machine parts and don't have solid models. In these cases, manual "virtual" measurement tools may still be used to take measurements even in the absence of a solid model. Let's imagine that you just machined the connecting arm below from a 2D print and don’t have a nominal CAD model to compare against. In previous blog posts, we showed how to create Regions on the model [...]

20 03, 2024

3D Printing With Formlabs Silicone 40A Resin

By |2024-03-20T08:24:16-04:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Formlabs Silicone 40A Resin utilizes patent-pending Pure Silicone Technology™ and Formlabs’ stereolithography (SLA) ecosystem, enabling the in-house production of 100% silicone parts in a matter of hours. It is ideal for applications requiring pliability, durability, and resistance to repeated stretching, flexing, or compression. The applications for Silicone 40A Resin are diverse, ranging from rapid prototyping, beta testing, and validation stages in product development to cost-efficient low-volume or custom manufacturing of end-use parts. The [...]

7 02, 2024

Utilizing Construction Features for Theoretical Intersections in Control X

By |2024-02-07T08:33:51-05:00February 7th, 2024|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Inspection drawings will often have dimensions created to a theoretical intersection. What this means is that the dimension references one or more points in space that aren’t physically on the model. What do you do in situations like this? Let's explore this in the example below. Using the screenshot below, let's assume that we need to dimension to locations in space where these lines would theoretically intersect if extended. Below you can see the theoretical [...]

5 12, 2023

KIMYA launches a very popular filament, ABS-R, that’s made with post-consumer recycled materials

By |2023-12-06T09:31:04-05:00December 5th, 2023|Categories: KIMYA, Technology|0 Comments

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) has a long history in the 3D printing world as it was one of the first plastics to be used.  Today, ABS is still a very popular material thanks to its excellent mechanical properties such as its toughness and impact resistance as well as its low cost point. These properties allow you to print durable parts that hold up to extra usage, high temperature and wear. KIMYA, [...]

4 10, 2023

Deploying the Measure Functions within Control X Professional

By |2023-10-04T08:01:25-04:00October 4th, 2023|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

In this month’s Metrology Minute, we are going to explore the various measurement tools available within Control X. Most of the time, when inspecting parts using Control X, we compare feature sizes and shapes to nominal CAD models. However, the Measure Tool allows you to request typically required measurements needed for analyzing manufactured part features, such as calculating rough distances. Two points are selected on the mesh or point cloud data and the distance between [...]

14 07, 2023

What is Bound Metal Deposition (BMD)?

By |2023-07-14T08:32:02-04:00July 14th, 2023|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) is an extrusion-based metal additive manufacturing (AM) process where metal components are constructed by extrusion of a powder-filled thermoplastic media. Bound metal rods—metal powder held together by wax and polymer binder—are heated and extruded onto the build plate, shaping a part layer-by-layer. Once printed, the binder is removed via the debind process, and then sintered—causing the metal particles to densify. Prevalent metal AM technologies involve melting powder or wire feedstock using [...]

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 [...]

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