Cimquest Customer Success Stories

See how Cimquest’s Customers are using our products and services to stay ahead of the manufacturing technology curve and keep their business running at optimum levels.

Design Evolution through 3D Printing

January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

United Tool & Die

United Tool & Die is a prominent tube, duct, and sheet metal fabricator operating in the aerospace industry. Founded in 1925 and based in West Hartford, CT, their customer base includes acclaimed aerospace leaders such as Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, and Sikorsky. UTD has flourished in the aerospace field due to an unyielding dedication towards innovation and continuous process improvement. They’ve recently implemented 3D printing as a primary method for producing functional jigs, machining fixtures, and positioning dies.

Francis “Skip” Charest, UTD’s Process/Tooling Engineer understands the challenges faced in […]

3D Printing Architectural Models Reduces Time & Cost

December 21st, 2015|0 Comments

KMCA 3D printed Architectural Models

KMCA is a model making company based in New Haven, CT. Founded in 1988, they produce models for some of the world’s leading architectural and industrial design firms. Their primary focus is commercial office complexes, however they support a variety of building types ranging from churches to university centers.

KMCA’s traditional methods of production include 3 Axis CNC machining and laser cutting, which operate in conjunction with manual assembly techniques. While these machining methods are advanced and effective, they can also be time consuming and costly. Through conventional […]

Drastically Reducing Programming Time

December 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Foremost Manufacturing

Foremost Manufacturing was founded in 1957 and is a premier supplier of reflectors, housing, and assembly services for the lighting industry. Foremost Mfg has been working with Cimquest for well over 10 years and with their help have been drastically reducing programming time. They take advantage of the events that Cimquest puts on to announce new product releases and finds them to be a great resource for learning new tips and tricks. They also watch the Two Minute Tuesday series every week where they pick up lots of useful information. […]

Overcoming Challenges With New Product Development

November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Phillips Precision is a Cimquest customer in Boylston, MA. They are a machine shop that specializes in prototypes and light production. One of their specialties is new product development that addresses various problems.

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Six years ago they bought their first CMM (coordinate measuring machine). After the equipment was delivered and placed on their shop floor their first challenge was holding the parts down on the granite table. They didn’t know how to hold the parts down efficiently and after trying glue and double-sided tape they realized that they needed a better solution […]

Customer Spotlight: CPI Aero

November 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

CPI Aero is a Cimquest customer that manufactures aircraft assemblies. They started doing military work directly for the government, built a good reputation for themselves, and now they have recently branched off into commercial work. Daniel Gray, their program engineer, explains how 3D printing cut their lead time on most projects from months to hours. They can now take a complicated contour surface from the computer screen and bring it right into their hands in a relatively short timeframe. For some of the tools with very complicated contours (but limited in size) that they can 3D print, they have seen cost […]

Cimquest Customer Success – Gil Machine & Tool

June 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Gil Machine is a Cimquest customer in Eastern PA and their owner, Al Gil, often recommends Mastercam to other shops. He finds it invaluable to his business and couldn’t imagine operating without it. Mastercam helps him visualize his entire project so that the toolpaths are perfect every time allowing him to make superior products, quickly.

The day we visited, Al performed a roughing test with some GW Shultz end mills to measure the speeds of how quickly they could ramp into parts and remove material using Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion toolpaths. His test included ramps at 5 degrees, 10, 20, 30 and […]