Female engineer in machine shop working at computer using NX CAM software.

NX für die Fertigung

NX CAM-Software

Maximieren Sie Ihre Fertigungsleistung und verschaffen Sie sich einen digitalen Vorsprung mit unserer hoch entwickelten CAM-Software (Computer Aided Manufacturing).

How NX CAM software can boost your productivity

Transform your entire part manufacturing process by using a single, comprehensive computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software.

NX CAM software helps automate NC programming, accelerate machining, and manufacture high-precision parts using advanced toolpath technologies and integrated G-code-driven simulation.

Stay ahead with the NX CAM seamless integration into our wider solution for digital manufacturing. Address the evolving industry needs with a range of software for 3D printing, robotics, production line design and more.

NX CAM boosts your machining productivity

Key Benefits of Siemens NX CAM software

90%

reduced programming time

Automate NC (numerical control) programming using feature-based machining and modern interactive techniques to save time and standardize processes.

60%

shorter machining cycles

Generate high-performance machining operations to increase material removal rates, improve surface quality and extend tool life.

70%

higher part quality

Complete jobs on spec and on time by using one CAD/CAM software to connect part manufacturing — from 3D models to precision machined parts.

How does NX CAM differ from other CAM software?

NX CAM software helps you generate efficient toolpaths, simulate machining operations and output production-ready programs for a wide range of computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Additionally, you can prepare part models and define machine setups using the integrated CAD capabilities.

Automated programming

Automatically generate operations for many common features in seconds by using the NX CAM feature-based machining capability.

This automated approach simplifies programming and minimizes manual input, improving productivity by up to 90%.

automated programming in NX CAM

Advanced machining strategies

Manufacture precision parts of any complexity using advanced machining strategies, such as ultra-fast multi-axis roughing and smooth-flowing high-feed rate finishing.

The innovative methods help you improve machined part quality, while reducing cycle time by 60%.

Advanced machining strategies in NX CAM

Cloud-connected tool library

Easily manage and use cutting tools to program your job with a modern, graphic-based library with dynamic tool preview.

Rapidly import tool data from vendor catalogs, eliminating manual input and improving your programming efficiency.

Cloud-connect tool library in NX CAM

Integrated simulation

Digitally validate operations using the integrated simulation. NX accurately simulates the machining process, enabling you to eliminate possible errors and optimize processes before running the program on the actual CNC machine.

Integrated simulation in NX CAM

Postprocessing on the cloud

Generate validated, production-ready programs for your CNC machine tools using Post Hub, a cloud-based postprocessing solution.

It offers over 1,000 postprocessors to generate G-code tailored to the requirements of your machine tool configuration.

Cloud-based postprocessing in NX CAM

Integrated solutions

Use unified capabilities for part manufacturing to increase your productivity. Collaborate efficiently across all stages of the design-to-production process, from CAD and CAM programming to 3D printing and coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection programming — all in a single environment.

This integration enables efficient collaboration across all the stages of the product development process.

Integrated solutions in NX CAM

Siemens Teamcenter Share

Optimize your entire production process with Teamcenter Share, a cloud-based collaboration solution, which seamlessly connects to NX CAM software. Securely communicate and share information with internal and external stakeholders in the cloud.

Connect design, manufacturing and shop floor teams to run more flexible and efficient production.

Erfahren Sie, warum unsere Kunden die NX CAM-Software lieben

Laut G2, der größten und vertrauenswürdigsten Software-Peer-Review-Site, ist NX CAM als führend in der CAM-Kategorie anerkannt. Zuletzt wurde es als Leader und Momentum Leader of Spring 2023 ausgezeichnet. Mit leistungsstarker Programmierung, präziser Simulation und maschinenoptimiertem G-Code unterstützt NX Sie bei der effizienten Programmierung jedes Auftrags.

Erfahren Sie, was unsere Kunden über NX CAM sagen.

Feature case study

W.A. Pfeiffer

Case study

Small machine shop to Digital Enterprise

Firma:W.A. Pfeiffer

Standort:Zirndorf, Germany

Siemens Software:NX

Frequently asked questions on CAM software

Explore answers to common inquiries about CAM CNC software

What is CAM software?

Computer-aided manufacturing software is a powerful tool used by NC programmers to create detailed instructions (G-code) for CNC machine tools. These instructions guide the machines in manufacturing various parts to achieve the desired precision and quality. Manufacturers from different industries rely on CAM software to digitalize the production of components of different complexity. It automates and streamlines the manufacturing process and enhances the overall productivity of machining operations.

What is CAM software?

What is the difference between CAD and CAM?

CAD (computer-aided design) software is used to create 2D/3D designs, aiding visualization and product development.

CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software uses the part designs created by CAD software to generate toolpaths, simulate machining operations, and optimize processes for CNC machines, product development, and manufacturing.

Integrated CAD/CAM software transforms product development and manufacturing, enabling companies to stay competitive.

What is the difference between CAD and CAM?

How does CAM software work?

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software uses part model designs to generate machine-specific instructions or NC code. It helps programmers create efficient machining strategies, considering part geometry, material properties, and machine capabilities. Using advanced CAM capabilities, machining operations are fine-tuned, optimizing cutting speed, feed rate, and tool selection. The generated instructions guide CNC machines to manufacture precise components with efficiency and accuracy.

How does CAM software work?

Which industries can benefit from CAM software?

CAM software is widely used in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery, and heavy equipment. It is valuable in any industry that requires precise machining of components of any complexity. Whether you have a small machine shop with a few machine tools or a large team of manufacturing engineers who utilize numerous machine tools, CAM software can streamline and enhance your manufacturing processes. It is beneficial for businesses of all sizes and offers scalability, allowing businesses to adapt and grow as their needs evolve.

Which industries can benefit from CAM software?

How do i choose the best computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software?

When selecting computer-aided manufacturing software, consider various factors to ensure the best fit for your manufacturing needs. Ensure that it can address your specific manufacturing needs, as well as easy integration with your other software such as CAD, CMM, and shop floor applications. Evaluate comprehensive toolset, ease of use, simulation capabilities, postprocessing options, and technical support. Make informed decisions by exploring trial versions and prioritizing software that seamlessly aligns with your workflow requirements. Additionally, assess scalability and future growth potential to ensure your chosen CAM software can adapt to evolving manufacturing demands.

How to choose the best computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software?

What are the minimum system requirements for Siemens NX CAM software?

To ensure optimum performance, NX CAM software demands a system that meets specific requirements. Experience the power of NX CAM software with a Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system, a multicore processor clocked at 2.5 GHz or higher, 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more for extensive projects), a dedicated graphics card supporting OpenGL, and a minimum monitor resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Allocate at least 20 GB of free disk space for seamless installation and project file management. Unlock the full potential of NX CAM by equipping your system with these essential specifications.

What is the minimum system requirements?