Do you know what Section 179 is? It’s a tax code that was created to help businesses. If you take advantage of it before December 31st you can fully deduct the price of business equipment and software investments purchased this year (2015). That makes now the perfect time to invest in a new 3D printer or software that your business could really use. Here is a quick overview of Section 179. Section 179 is a tax code created to help businesses. By allowing businesses to deduct the full amount of the purchase price of equipment (up to certain limits), Section 179 is a fantastic incentive for businesses to purchase, finance or lease equipment this year. Section 179 is valid on most types of equipment. There is little sense in allowing a deduction on only obscure equipment, so Section 179 is aimed at general business equipment as well as off-the-shelf software. If you use it in your business, it probably qualifies. Section 179 can greatly help your bottom line. By deducting the full cost, you lower the amount you pay for equipment and/or software substantially. And these benefits can be further expanded if you choose to lease or finance your equipment & software. Section [...]
You only have 4 more days to get your ornament design to us to take the 3D Printing Ornament Challenge. But don't worry, that's plenty of time. All you need to do is create the design and we do the rest of the work. This is your chance to create a unique and meaningful gift for somebody you love, or perhaps for yourself. If you win, you will get your special ornament printed and delivered right to your door for free. All you need to do is get designing and get creative. Use anything you like as inspiration and create an ornament that is fun, festive, and unique to you! Here are the rules: You need to submit your design to Cimquest by December 18, 2015 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please post a screen shot of your part on either Facebook or Twitter and tag it with #CQ3DPrintedOrnament. Your file must contain a watertight solid: Native CAD or Neutral File Format (SAT, STEP, IGES, X_T) Cimquest will use an internal vote to narrow the field down to 5 ornaments. The top 5 designs will be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages. The design to receive the most combined likes and retweets will be the grand prize [...]
This holiday season Cimquest is hosting a fun competition to get your creative juices flowing. We challenge you to design your own 3D printable ornament for a chance to win some great prizes. Tis the season to give your friends, family and loved ones a meaning gift and what could be better than a gift that you designed? This is your chance to create something unique and meaningful and, if you win, you will get your special ornament printed and delivered right to your door for free. All you need to do is get designing. Get creative. Use your favorite tradition as inspiration and create an ornament that is fun, festive, and unique to you! There are just a few rules that you need to follow: You need to submit your design to Cimquest by December 18, 2015 via email to email@example.com. Please post a screen shot of your part on either Facebook or Twitter and tag it with #CQ3DPrintedOrnament. Your file must contain a watertight solid: Native CAD or Neutral File Format (SAT, STEP, IGES, X_T) Cimquest will use an internal vote to narrow the field down to 5 ornaments. The top 5 designs will be posted to our Facebook [...]
But it won't last forever so don't miss out on a great Mastercam deal. From now through December 31, 2015, customers using Mastercam X5 and newer can save up to 40% off the normal costs to update their software package. If you’re not using Mastercam X9, you’re missing out on some great new features and functionality. Here's just a short summary of some of the new features that you are not taking advantage of: Enhanced Visual Workflow Streamlined interfaces and intuitive selections help speed your work. New high performance graphics display makes data easier to work with and understand. Powerful Toolpath Advancements Latest generation Dynamic Motion technology for 2 1/2D & 3D milling and now also for turning. Faster multi-threaded and optimized performance for toolpath and stock model technology. Region chaining for 2 1/2D milling provides flexible and precise toolpath control. Dynamic Live Preview for 2 1/2 D milling helps you get it right the first time. 3D HST tool contact containment for precise tool control. Powerful new Multiaxis roughing and SWARF toolpaths. Radial Chip Thinning support for all tool manufacturers for faster and efficient material removal. Interactive Toolpath Analysis delivers details of your toolpaths. New Mastercam tool types for [...]
This year marks 25 years in business for Cimquest and we recently took a look back through our history. Below you will see some of our biggest milestones. Thank you for being a part of our success! Please use the button below to contact us for sales or support. Contact us
25 Years.....where did the time go? Getting really excited for our big Open House on Oct 14th from noon to 6pm! We are hoping to see a lot of our long term customers as well as our new customers that we have had the pleasure to partner with over the years. The event is going to offer 16 different seminars in four different seminar rooms. If you haven't had the opportunity to see the NorthEast's largest 3D Printer Showroom in action this event will be a great opportunity. Some of our customers will be showcasing their products that have been designed and manufactured with the help of our products and support. Let us know if you want to participate in the customer showcase. With hundreds of customers, vendors, employees already registered this very well could be the industry networking event of the year! We hope to see as many of you join us to reflect on 25 years of partnerships as well as discuss the new age of technology heading our way. You can register on-line at http://info.cimquest-inc.com/25th-anniversary-nj Hope to see you all soon!
Cimquest is currently running a special “Summer School” training promotion. For the entire Summer when you register for one training class you get a second seat in that same class at 50% off! Add a third person to the class and get $250 off Rapid Prototyping Services. Please note that this offer is for open enrollment (regularly scheduled training classes). Not valid for onsite training or consultation. No other discounts apply. Order by Sept 21, 2015 and training must be completed by end of 2015. Register by clicking on the button below and use the PROMO CODE: TRAIN2015 in the comment box. Register Now
Endur – Now Available in 20 Different Digital Materials! Info from Stratasys February newsletter Endur (RGD450), the advanced PolyJet material for simulating Polypropylene is now available in 20 Digital Material combinations. Endur can now be blended with TangoBlackPlus and TangoPlus rubber-like material to produce 8 new Digital Materials which provide impressive impact strength for tough prototypes and12 new flexible Digital Materials with a range of Shore A values. The Endur material, renowned for its durability and beautiful surface finish, is ideal for creating tough prototypes for snap-fit components, living hinges and other demanding applications. With the new Digital Material options you can now create: Tough prototypes with thin walls and living hinges for consumer goods and electronics product design, Prototypes that mimic polypropylene and over- molding in the same build, Tough, durable and aesthetic prototypes in a range of gray shades and differing flexibly. Earphone case featuring snap-fit lid and rubber-like over-molding. 3D Printed as a single piece using PolyJet Endur and TangoBlackPlus Digital Material combinations. Outer shell – RGD 4830; Inner rubber overmolding – FLX4870 shore70; Stratasys logo on lid – FLX4895 shore 95 ASA Takes FDM Thermoplastic to New Heights Designed for use in multiple industries, Stratasys’ [...]