Additive and subtractive manufacturing on our EMEX18 stand

By Gavin Bath CAM/MFG Technical Specialist As one of CADPRO’s Manufacturing and CAM technical specialists, I was particularly excited about this year’s EMEX, as it was the first year that I’d have simultaneous access to additive and subtractive manufacturing on our stand. For those of you that don’t know, CADPRO are now selling the awesome…

EMEX 2018

Visit us at EMEX, Stand #2065  On our stand this year, we’ll be providing live demonstrations of software from the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection in conjunction with 3d printing from Markforged and CNC routers from Vertigo.  Come and see us on the stand, sometimes it’s the only time we get to meet you face to…

uLearn 2017 Conference

uLearn 2017 Conference

CADPRO Systems exhibited at the uLearn17 Conference. uLearn17 is a highly relevant, inclusive, and practical conference that caters for educators from early years, primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors. Last week, around 1500 teachers swarmed through the exhibition halls looking at all of the goodies on offer. We talked to a lot of teachers using Tinkercad and…

Failed to update style using 3D Annotation

Failed to update style using 3D Annotation

Failed to update style” when trying to use 3D Annotation. The Styles Library in Inventor is one of those mysterious things that receives little attention.  Yet it controls everything from dimension styles in a drawing to the lighting in the model environment.  Each year, a fresh install of Inventor will create a fresh copy of…

Use “Extend Start” to create Recess Countersunk Holes!

Use “Extend Start” to create Recess Countersunk Holes!

Require a Recessed Countersunk Hole? The Hole Tool in Inventor 2018 has received a new option, that new option is the “Extend Start” tool.   If you have created holes that are not perpendicular to the start plane, you will have noticed a fragment of material left behind in the hole. See an example of this…

Notch, bend, and straighten in Inventor

Notch, bend, and straighten in Inventor

I was asked recently if there was a method to notch, bend, and straighten hollow sections using Inventor.  I’ve discovered a couple a couple of methods, both of which are shown below.  There are probably more, but these two look worthy of sharing.  If you have any feedback or want to suggest an alternative, please…

SouthMACH 17 – Celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing

SouthMACH 17 – Celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing

  SouthMACH 17 – The South Island’s Premier Technology Trade Show Run over two days (24-25 May) the show provided a great opportunity for the manufacturing community to come together under one roof to see all that’s new in the industry. Our stand at SouthMACH was busy throughout the two days, with plenty of existing…

Haas Factory Outlet Open Day in Brisbane

Haas Factory Outlet Open Day in Brisbane

On the 9th & 10th of March, our CAM team headed over to the Haas Factory Outlet Open Day in Brisbane. They were invited by the CEO, George Buhagiar, to create a couple of demonstrations on their Haas VF-4SS, fitted out with a high-speed rotary 4-axis. The machine came equipped with through spindle coolant and…