Siemens NX Progressive Die Design Software

Automate the entire tool development process including part design, tool assembly layout, and detailed tooling design and validation using NX’s advanced functionality. Improve your productivity by automating the most tedious tasks and streamlining the most complex processes of progressive die design.

NX Progressive Die Design the fastest and most complete progressive die design process. NX Progressive Die Design software delivers a state-of-the-art solution that enables progressive die manufacturers to shrink their leads times and tighten their cost controls. By combining industry knowledge and best practices with process automation, NX Progressive Die Design streamlines the die development process, from design through to tool validation. NX Progressive Die Design is a comprehensive solution for quality die design, supporting associativity with the part design at every stage of die development and including a variety of functions specific to automotive progressive dies. Maximize Productivity through Automated, Industry Specific Processes.

Beginning with a sheet metal design, the NX progressive die design software application in NX guides you through all of the stages required to develop a progressive die, streamlining complex processes and automating tasks for remarkable time savings.

Efficient Product Design in NX

Part Preparation

You can efficiently design both straight break and freeform sheet metal parts using a broad set of sheet metal features in NX. Using the feature recognition, bend table and direct unfolding capabilities, you can design associative intermediate-stage parts with pre-bends and over-bends.
Siemens NX enables you to validate part designs for manufacture ability using data quality analysis, formability analysis and flattened blank shapes. One-step unforming and formability analysis capabilities enable you to analyze and design intermediate forms and flattened blank shapes for complex free form parts.

Process Design

Siemens NX’s strip layout and scrap design tools enable you to quickly prepare the strip layout. You can specify the strip details and progression of design stages using a streamlined workflow.
You can also simulate the manufacturing of the strip to ensure proper ordering of stations.
Siemens NX Progressive Die Design enables you to layout the die base assembly and die inserts for forming and punching operations. You can efficiently and associatively design forming and punching tools.
Siemens NX Die design software provides a built-in standard part library that includes the catalogs of most suppliers. Customizable die base libraries, standard part libraries and insert group libraries expedite the die structure design.

Design Change and Propagation Control

Siemens NX progressive die design software maintains associativity with the part design through the entire die design process, carefully controlling part design changes through all die components. The associativity with the part model enables you to quickly update design changes.

Re-Use of Company Standards

With Siemens NX Progressive Die Design Software, you can capture and re-use your design and process knowledge to streamline processes from tool design through production. You can utilize project templates, materials, tools and processes to re-use and adapt proven designs to new dies. This allows you to accelerate and optimize the die design process by standardizing processes and components. You can also build your own re-usable parts and register them in custom libraries as well as develop your own re-usable mold base configurations.
NX allows you to configure standard outputs to generate parts lists, drawings, project data structures and NC tool paths.

Progressive Die Design Validation

Siemens NX allows you to validate the progressive die design within context of the assembly, and in various positions, to insure proper clearances and reliefs. You can analyze material usage of the strip layout and press force balance. NX can also simulate the strip progression.
Siemens NX integrated motion simulation technology with dynamic collision detection helps you verify proper performance throughout the die’s full range of motion.

Manufacturing Integration

With the integration of Siemens NX CAM and progressive die design software, you can automate manufacturing processes. Siemens NX CAM offers robust milling programming with high-speed machining functions – ideal for fine finish on detailed dies in hard materials.
Easy-to-use planar and cavity milling as well as automated feature-based machining (FBM), are productive tools for NC programming of die structures.

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