Blog 2018-02-06T09:27:36+00:00

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Check here often to find Cimquest, Mastercam and 3D Printing happenings, product offerings and update info along with general Industry trends and breaking news.

Formlabs Announces Two New Materials

Formlabs materials

Formlabs’ library of versatile, reliable Engineering Resins is formulated to help product designers and manufacturers reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market. They recently announced the addition of two new materials for the Form 2: Grey Pro Resin for Versatile Prototyping and Rigid Resin.

Grey Pro Resin offers high precision, moderate elongation, and low creep. This material is great for concept modeling and functional prototyping, especially for parts that will be handled repeatedly. This material is best for form and fit testing; prototyping injection molded products; mold masters for plastics, silicones, and more; jigs and fixtures for manufacturing.

Rigid Resin is filled with glass to offer very high stiffness and a polished finish. This material is highly resistant to deformation over time and is great for printing thin walls and features. Rigid Resin has the highest modulus of all Formlabs materials. It has great impact strength, heat resistance, and stability, but is […]

By | January 17th, 2018|3D Printing / Additive Mfg, FormLabs|0 Comments

Mastercam and Kennametal Partner Up to Automate Tooling

Mastercam and Kennametal

CNC Software, Inc., the developer of Mastercam, has partnered with Kennametal to provide customers with the ability to quickly import tool assemblies from NOVO directly into Mastercam 2018. The integration of NOVO allows Mastercam customers to 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.

Mastercam developers worked closely with Kennametal to let users import 3D tool assemblies directly into Mastercam. 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. Bring in Kennametal tool assemblies, validate them, and save them in your Mastercam file and/or Tool Library.

“Customers had to search through thousands of catalog pages and cross-reference multiple sources to create the […]

By | January 15th, 2018|Mastercam|0 Comments

3D Printing HP Labs Innovation

Progress in 3D authentication and identification brings 3D manufacturing closer

3D Printing HP Labs Multi-jet-fusion printed part on the left and a high-resolution scan of the indicated portion of it on the right showing the micro surface structure used for authentication.

An HP Labs investigation into accurately identifying and authenticating 3D-printed objects is helping enable a future where parts for high performance machines like jet engines are routinely printed to order. It may also aid the development of new systems for tracking physical objects of any kind on a massive scale.

To use a 3D printed part in a machine like an aero-engine, you need to be able to confidently identify and track that part after it has been printed from a known and trusted printer,” observes Bristol, UK-based researcher Stephen Pollard.

One way to do that would be to add a unique identifier like a bar code to each printed item. But Pollard and his colleagues in HP’s Print Adjacencies and 3D Lab wanted to come up with an approach that added no […]

Please Join Us at Our HP Open House

Cimquest will be hosting an interactive 3D Printing Open House featuring the HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology. Come take a look under the hood of our new Jet Fusion 4200 and experience the printing process from start to finish. We’ll show you how you can make production quality parts at a greater speed and lower cost per part than other systems. At the event, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Listen to iRobot discuss their investment in HP 3D Printing and discover their common uses.
  • Meet HP representatives and discuss the technology and open materials roadmap.
  • See and experience the MJF process live, from start to finish with the Jet Fusion 4200.
  • Learn how the HP 3D Printing Technology saves you time and money compared to other technologies.

January 17, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cimquest HQ, 3434 Rt. 22 West, Suite 130
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Breakfast and lunch will be served, and you’ll also get a tour of Cimquest’s new CNC Manufacturing Lab and our 3D Printing Showroom. This event is free to […]

Upcoming Mastercam Training Dates

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 […]

By | January 8th, 2018|Mastercam, Training|0 Comments

Jabil Sees the Future of Manufacturing with HP 3D Printing

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

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