NX 12 CAM SOFTWARE
Digitalize part manufacturing
NX CAM 12
Cut machining time by 60 percent with NX CAM 12 software
New advanced capabilities in NX CAM 12 for mold and die machining, production machining and complex parts machining let companies achieve a new level of efficiency by digitalizing the part manufacturing process.
Advanced capabilities in NX CAM 12 for mold and die machining, production machining and complex parts machining provide powerful advantages. Adaptive Milling is a new high-speed cutting strategy that reduces machining cycles by up to 60 percent. And, a new Tube Milling operation drastically simplifies 5-axis programming of complex features, including ports of engine blocks and shrouded blisks.
Adaptive milling is a new high-speed cutting strategy that can reduce machining cycle time by up to 60 percent. This intelligent roughing method enables deep cuts and constant tool load that increases material removal rate, while extending tool life. Smooth finishing tool paths with consistent step-overs across the entire machined area ensures high-quality machined surfaces.
For high-volume production of complicated parts with many features, the new NX Machining Line Planner combined with integrated NX CAM enables distribution, balancing, programming and simulation of operations over multiple setups and machines. By using a digital twin of complete machining lines to optimize the process, automotive and machinery manufacturers can reduce planning time and increase throughput.
Complex Parts Machining
New Tube Milling 5-axis capabilities drastically simplify programming of complex features, including ports of engine blocks and shrouded blisks for turbo machinery. These efficient and safe toolpaths for roughing and finishing ensure high-speed and error-free 5-axis machining. And, the expanded robotics machining capabilities in NX CAM let you program pick-and-place operations, such as machine tending and tool loading operations.
NX Additive Manufacturing 12
Industrialize additive manufacturing with NX 12
New capabilities in NX 12 for additive manufacturing make it easier than ever before to print production-quality parts with the full traceability of an unbroken data thread.
Additive manufacturing capabilities in NX 12 include robust capabilities for industrial production of 3D printed parts, all within the NX environment. Engineers can quickly set up build trays, automatically nest parts, design support structures, and create machine-specific output to drive industrial printers, including powder bed and HP Multi Jet Fusion printers.
Powder Bed Printing
Powder bed printers remain the most popular option for printing of metal parts. NX 12 now has a robust, integrated connection with these printers–powered by Materialise. This includes support structure creation, build tray setup, and a build processor framework for connection to powder bed machines.
HP Multi Jet Fusion Printers
NX 12 has a new module (powered by Materialise) enabling customers to design, optimize, simulate, prepare print jobs, and inspect processes for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. NX users can load multiple models, auto nest, and submit the job to HP 3D printers in a single NX environment and with a minimum number of steps.
Design For Additive Manufacturing
Companies are looking to innovative solutions in the constant drive to reduce component weight and improve resource usage. Lattice structures are one way designers can meet these goals without compromising on strength and structural integrity. In NX 12, integrated lattice structures, combined with Convergent Modeling Technology™, makes creating cutting-edge structures like these easier than ever before.
NX Tooling Design 12
Increase profitability using automated NX12 tool costing
Tooling manufacturers can now automatically and accurately determine tooling production costs using the new integrated capabilities of Siemens PLM Software’s solutions. The digitalized process, from 3D part model to detailed cost estimate, can replace the time-consuming manual job tasks to improve your estimates’ accuracy. This gives tool manufacturers a unique advantage in this highly-competitive industry.
You can automatically identify features on molded or stamped parts using NX Feature2Cost. The robust feature recognition capability analyzes 3D part model, recognizes and classifies many types of part features, such as undercuts, ribs and bends. Although fully automated, the software also gives you flexibility to apply your expertise in the process. This can further improve accuracy of the estimated costs.
Teamcenter Product Cost Management
The complete set of recognized features, along with their parameters can be seamlessly transferred to the integrated Teamcenter Product Cost Management software. After providing additional information about material type and machines, the system can precisely calculate the tooling cost. By being able to quickly provide accurate quotations, tooling manufacturers are positioned to win more orders and maximize their profitability.