Tooling and fixture design

Mold design

Rapidly develop high-quality molds using advanced automation while maintaining associativity to part designs.

Product analysis

Start the mold design by designing the product. You can open any standard CAD files or select parts designed with NX.  

Ensure desired design intent and manufacturability by modeling, making design changes and analyzing geometry.

Visual of a mold design part analysis.

Core and cavity development

Streamline the design process of core and cavity geometry using automated capabilities, enabling you to: 

  • Use automated shutoffs and a parting of core/cavity 
  • Design parting surfaces quickly and associatively 
  • Split mold to accommodate complex slider designs 
  • Automatically check the core/cavity design for interferences
Visual of NX Mold Design Core Cavity.

Mold structure

Define the entire mold structure, including the core, cavity, component systems and mold base for both prototype and production-scale multi-cavity molds.  

Configure the mold using libraries of standard parts, component systems and mold bases. Quickly add and trim ejector pins and insert cooling channels with parametric patterns. Include runners, gates, screws, pins and other standard components.

Visual of NX Mold Design Mold structure.

Design validation

Analyze the manufacturability of part designs using tools to check wall thickness, identify undercut regions and evaluate corner radii. 

Validate the mold design by checking the distances and reliefs in various positions and by analyzing the requirements for electrodes.  

Use the motion simulation capabilities to verify the entire range of movements of the mold, including dynamic collision detection.

Visual of  NX Mold Design Mold Validation.

Reuse of company standards

Reduce tool development time by reusing your company's standards, including:

  • Repurpose project templates and adapt proven designs to new molds
  • Accelerate the mold design process by standardizing components
  • Automate generation of NC toolpaths and project data structures
  • Develop reusable mold base configurations and save them in custom libraries
Visual of NX-Mold Design Re-use Company Standards.

Design change and propagation control

Use the associativity with the part model to facilitate rapid propagation of design changes through the process, from mold design to machining operations.  

Ensure that the entire team works with the correct data by integrating the Teamcenter software, which provides a single source of data and process knowledge.

Visual of Mold Design Design Change.
case study

Matrix Tools and Solutions

Graphic of a machine part designed using nx matrix tools solutions
Case Study

Matrix Tools and Solutions improves quality and reduces design time with Siemens’ solutions

Company:Matrix Tools and Solutions

Industry:Industrial machinery

Location:Pune, India

Siemens Software:NX