Next week, Dec 8-10, 2016, we will be joining 1200 companies from 70+ countries and all 50 states at the 29th Annual PRI Trade Show. CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES, INC. and CAD/CAM Technologies will be joining us for the show in our Corporate Mastercam booth #5249.
Stop by the booth to check out a Roush Yates Engine and a part from Stewart Haas Racing, all machined with Mastercam!
Midgard designs the majority of tools it uses in SOLIDWORKS® and then seamlessly imports the model into Mastercam® to create the CNC programs for manufacturing them on two 3-axis high speed mills. The company has two licenses and Lesh and another toolmaker, Don Mood, write the manufacturing programs, set-up and operate the CNC equipment, and assemble the tools. He cited a number of features that allow them to handle the challenges presented by a wide variety of mold designs and keep up with tool manufacturing deadlines:
ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Educators Association) recently announced the winner of a $3,000 scholarship for veterans who are attending school to become a STEM teacher that we CNC Software co-sponsored. This year’s winner is David Gazely.
David is currently an undergraduate student at Valley City State University in North Dakota. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years and retired in 1990. Since then, he used the training he received in the Navy to launch Cascade Lakes Brewing Company and ran a Polaris dealership for 16 years. Additionally, he spent the last five years serving as a mentor for a BEST Robotics team at a local high school. His passion for STEM has led him to pursue a degree in technology education to allow him to “promote, teach, and practice responsible technology and its uses.”
In March, 2017, David will be officially recognized for his honorable commitment to serve at ITEEA’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas.
If you know a veteran who is currently studying to become a STEM teacher, applications are currently being accepted now through August 1, 2017. Please visit ITEEA’s website here for full rules and to apply.
Today we honor military veterans that have served in the United States Armed Forces. Our President, Meghan West, reflects on the ways we support programs, such as Workshop For Warriors, and open new opportunities for veterans.
Meghan recently joined the Board of Directors for Workshop for Warriors. Every little bit helps, and we’d like to thank all of our veterans for their service.
New NHRA Manifold Unveiled
Mastercam representatives don’t just know the software, they master it. This newly NHRA-approved 446 engine intake manifold will be running in top fuel funny cars next year. It was 100% designed and programmed with Mastercam by our California reseller CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES INC. Unveiled for the first time at the Mastercam booth, it addresses a backfiring problem by opening up the burst area. The pressure is relieved to reduce the size of the explosion, and if it does explode, the manifold has been designed so the top plate breaks free, decreasing the chance that the lower block cracks and floods with oil, spilling it onto the track.
Partnering for Better Performance
Hass Automation was doing live-cutting throughout the show, spotlighting a Mastercam-programmed throttle body. We brought one of the finished pieces to the signing line of NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray for an autograph. Stay tuned – we might just be giving it out to a lucky Mastercam user.
As you can guess, we spent a lot of time looking at some amazing automotive engineering. Everything from hybrid-conversion classic cars and 100% engraved roadsters to concept vehicles and treaded SUVs were on display. But one car that we took particular pride in is one that won the 24-hour Le Mans, powered by Mastercam partner Roush Yates Engines.
One of the best things about any trade show is seeing the amazing craftsmanship of Mastercam users. Quinn Morris stopped in to show us a personal project completely unrelated to cars – and we loved it. Take a look at his stunning Celtic-inspired fantasy Warhammer.
You can see more of our posts from SEMA here. See you next year at SEMA 2017!
At BDE Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., (Beaverton, Oregon) programmer/machinists are empowered to complete projects themselves, saving downtime and manufacturing costs while reducing delivery times. BDE’s programmers share 10 seats of Mastercam®. For each project, they study the part for the best-cut condition for optimal tool wear reduction and material removal rates and then program as necessary.
Eager to learn what new features will be available to further improve their productivity, BDE became a beta tester of Mastercam 2017. Sherburne said, “I like the way all of the planes and levels are handy via the toolpath menu. “It has the feel of a more powerful CAD program. I can see that it will appeal to the younger programmers,” he concluded.
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