We have five more upcoming Mastercam 2018 Rollouts coming up in September, with three dates in Virginia just added. If you haven’t already attended one of these events, you now have more chances in more locations to come check out the latest and greatest Mastercam functionality. Upcoming Dates and Locations September 19th Hampton Inn 8441 [...]
Have you ever needed to inspect parts in a CMM, without having a master part? Automated CMMs can be a great time saver when inspecting parts on the shop floor. Traditionally, a master part is measured to generate a master data set. The same routine is then automated and used to measure each production part. [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/bryhnh824m?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Introducing the first office-friendly metal 3D printing solution, the Desktop Metal Studio. Similar to FDM, this system extrudes rods that have metal powder bound within wax and plastic, in a process called Bound Metal Deposition.
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 [...]
Bound Metal Deposition Uses MIM to Create New Metal 3D Printing Process by Dave Macfie and Shawn Spinneweber, Cimquest The advent of metal 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has promised to dramatically change the way products are made. The benefits are: the reduction or elimination of up-front tooling and increased complexity due to [...]
If you run into problems where your custom tool geometry in a DXF file is not accepted into the Tool Manager you should ensure that your customer tool geometry meets all the following criteria: Geometry must be drawn horizontally, in the upper two quadrants, at or above the X axis. No entities can have a [...]
Companies in certain industries sometimes require customized end-use parts, used to either replace older parts or improve upon infrastructure. While necessary, the cost and time barriers associated with one-off parts can cause for engineering teams to postpone or even eliminate projects altogether. Siemans Mobility based in Germany develops technology for vehicles and infrastructure for transport [...]
A kitting tray 3D printed using thermoformed plastics. There’s a good chance you interact with multiple thermoformed products on a daily basis, whether that be in your grocery store, your car, or probably even your fridge. But what does it mean if something is thermoformed? Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where [...]