Why not start the new year with some Mastercam training? With new versions coming out every year it can be very difficult to keep up with all the latest enhancements and improvements without occasionally taking some training classes. Cimquest has you covered with many different topic, date, and location options. Over the next couple of months we have several classes to pick from. Please see below for the available options. And don’t despair if your desired class is not being offered in your desired location. We have a constant stream of class options in all of our office locations. Just click the button at the bottom of this article for more dates and details. Mill Essentials Feb 6-9, Windor, CT Feb 12-15, Harrisburg, PA Feb 12-15, Butler, PA Our Instructor will mentor you in the basics of Mastercam icon functions, geometry and tool path creation that will lead to you to programming many different parts from start to finish. You will learn the foundational principles of basic 2½ axis tool paths and build upon them by programming many real world examples to develop your abilities. You will be able to create and work with basic 2D wireframe and then import and manipulate [...]
This case study covers the world's third largest contract manufacturer and their use of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. Jabil, a contractor that works with major consumer brands, faces the challenge of bringing more customization and complexity to the designs of their customers. Through HP’s solution they’re able to produce end-use parts in large volumes, and at a price point that’s competitive with traditional manufacturing. To download and read the full story, please click the button below. Download the Jabil Case Study PDF Please enter your Email address and Zip to Download the Jaebel Case Study PDF.
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/le5coiwebx?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The Mastercam Opti-Rough Toolpath removes large amounts of material faster and more efficiently using Intelligent Dynamic Motion. For info on our Dynamic High Efficiency Milling Training, visit: http://www.cimquest-inc.com/dynamic-milling-training/
You can easily perform part inspections in batches and automatically generate inspection reports for each part using a Creaform HandyScan scanner, along with Geomagic Control X software. The first step is to capture your parts’ geometry with a metrology grade, certified scanner. Scan each part in the batch, and export an STL file. It’s handy to put all of the scans in one folder. The next step involves creating a master file that will be used for comparison and inspection. Once you’ve imported the CAD file into Control X, add the appropriate dimensions, tolerances, Datums, and GD&T information to the CAD model. This critical inspection information may also be seamlessly transferred from CAD into Control X. Next, choose the method of alignment for your scan, so that you can align it with the CAD model correctly. Although we typically use the datums called out on the manufacturing drawing, various alignment methods are available depending on the need. Once you have the scan aligned, create the types of analysis that will be performed and orient their corresponding views. Last, you can prepare your report by choosing which information you want to include. You will notice that with little effort, the analysis [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/6zuddjylzl?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 This video shows the development of our new Manufacturing Lab at our HQ in Branchburg NJ. Through collaboration with industry-leading companies, we built this lab as a center for training on the latest Mastercam toolpaths and machine cutting principles. The lab will also fuse subtractive and additive manufacturing together for a production process that utilizes 3D scanning, inspection, and robotics. Contact us today for more info: 866-277-8778 or email@example.com
Mastercam 2018 includes a new enhancement to the 3D highspeed hybrid toolpath. In previous versions, sharp corner smoothing was only available in surface finish scallop, which did not take advantage of multithreading calculation. Now, in Mastercam 2018, one simple checkbox makes this option available in the 3D highspeed hybrid toolpath. Let 's take a look at how this works... To begin, let's compare two scallop toolpaths to show the effect this option has on the cut pattern. You can clearly see the effect on the sharp corners here in the highlighted area. From here, let's create a hybrid toolpath on the same model. Based on the initial parameter settings you can again clearly see where the tool motion makes abrupt sharp changes in direction. Now, if we re-open the tool path parameters and go to the cut parameters branch . . . we can simply check the box to enable smoothing. Then set a blend distance and click OK. Now the abrupt direction changes are replaced with smooth transitions. It’s that easy. As you can see, this new smoothing option will help to refine your machined finishes and create more fluid motion in your programs. Please be sure to sign up for our [...]
There is a fairly new machine on the 3D printing scene, the Rize™ One. Capable of producing parts in a medical grade material, the Rize One sets out to eliminate the common hassles and headaches attributed to post-processing. If you've ever worked with common extrusion-based 3D printers, then you know that a part is typically not finished when it first comes off of the machine. With these systems, support material must be removed after the model comes off the build plate. Many supports can be broken away manually, but sometimes there is usually some resistance in areas that have strong adhesion. Dissolving support can be an option but may involve hazardous materials with special consideration needed for disposal. Regardless of the method, valuable time is added to the process. The Rize One addresses these post-processing obstacles through a patented Process called Augmented Polymer Deposition. APD involves the simultaneous extrusion of thermoplastic and jetting of functional inks. Release ink is jetted between support and model layers to allow for seamless support removal, while a marking ink can be used to print custom text or detailed images on parts. This is great for labeling part iterations, marking fixtures with instructions, or visual [...]
We live in a color world. We see everything in color. Whether you’re a designer, engineer, architect, artist, animator, student, doctor, healthcare provider, entrepreneur or consumer – you live, think and imagine in full, living color. Why 3D print in color? For professionals, most products are designed with the look of the product being paramount – how will it stand out over the others on the shelf? Shape is also very important, but color is one way to make your products stand out over the competition. Color allows you to communicate better within an organization, and color also allows you to communicate better with your clients. For consumers, we want to be able to print gifts and keepsakes, such as 3D photos and statues, in full color, and not be limited to single color objects – in the same way, that we want to be able to 2D print in color. Imagine if you had the capability to see and hold a physical 3D printed model as it would actually appear as a real-life object, just as if you printed a color photo of the object on a 2D printer, but now a full 3D photograph in your hand. [...]