Automate programming of prismatic parts using a fully integrated CAD/CAM system featuring advanced capabilities for 2.5-axis milling.
Reduce programming time by up to 90% using automated NC programming capabilities, including feature-based machining, volume-based milling and chamfering. You can simplify programming of the most demanding jobs by programming in the context of the machining setup and using the In-Process Workpiece (IPW) technology.
Generate highly efficient machining operations that can accelerate part production using the latest technologies for high-speed cutting, multiple-part machining and 3+2 positioning.
Design with integrated CAD
Design and prepare CAD models for NC programming with integrated modeling and editing tools, such as synchronous technology. Using the integrated 3D design tools, model the fixture components, including clamps and vises. The assembly tools help you define the machine setup digital replica, enabling optimized and collision-free toolpaths.
Output validated programs
Digitally validate the toolpaths using integrated machining simulation. Output machine-specific NC programs using Post Hub, a cloud-based postprocessing solution. Create complete and associative shop documentation, including tool lists, setup sheets and 3D drawings.
NX CAD/CAM provides advanced programming capabilities for 2.5-axis milling, including:
Included integrated CAD tools:
Automatically create optimized machine programs directly from 3D part models by using feature-based machining (FBM), reducing programming time by up to 90%. FBM helps you automatically recognize and program various machining feature types, including prismatic, turning, wire electrical discharge machining (EDM), color and attributes.
NX can read product and manufacturing information (PMI), such as tolerances and surface finish attached to the model, to drive the selection of machining methods.
NX provides adaptive high-speed cutting strategies that help you achieve a new level of machining efficiency. This advanced roughing method enables deep cuts and consistent tool load, resulting in high material removal rates.
Ideal for cutting hard material, this innovative cutting strategy can reduce the machining cycle by up to 60% while extending tool life.
A key NX CAM advantage facilitates integrated simulation and verification, enabling programmers to check tool paths within the NC programming session. It eliminates the need for a stand-alone simulation software that requires data transfers between the systems.
Multiple levels of machining simulation capability are available in NX, including:
Post Hub, a modern, cloud-based postprocessing platform, helps you output production-ready NC programs. Its extensive online library, with more than 1,200 postprocessors and machine kits, enables you to quickly output programs for a wide range of operations: including milling, turning, mill-turn, electrical discharge machining (EDM) and additive manufacturing.
Smart Machine Kit Solutions (SMKS) that represent the digital twins of CNC machine tools are also available on Post Hub. Each kit includes an accurate digital model of the machine with kinematics, postprocessor and G-code-driven simulation. SMKS allows you to program, simulate and output optimized programs for various CNC machines, such as Haas, DMG MORI, Okuma and Makino.
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