Siemens' NX Platform Includes CAM, AM and Postprocessing Software
Siemens Digital Industries Software’s NX platform is described as an end-to-end software solution for part manufacturing, powering machining, robot programming, 3D printing and CNC programming.
Siemens Digital Industries Software’s NX platform uses cloud-based technology to power robot programming, 3D printing, and CNC programming and postprocessing.. The platform includes NX CAM, NX Additive Manufacturing and Post Hub.
NX CAM software’s 5-Axis Adaptive Milling, an advanced roughing strategy, enables high material removal rates using fewer setups resulting in shorter machining times, the company says. The 5-Axis Guiding Curves finishing strategy now includes parametric tool axis interpolation for better tool axis control and surface finish.
Robotic programming now enables users to program and simulate multiple robots performing machining tasks such as drilling, deburring and polishing.
NX Additive Manufacturing facilitates the AM process from design model to printed part, the company says, with integration designed to eliminate the need to convert and remodel parts between applications. The Siemens HP MJF Build Processor enables printing of color parts directly out of NX without the need for third-party build processors. It supports the HP Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF) 5200 and 540 color series printers.
Post Hub is a cloud-based postprocessing system designed to streamline the generation of production-ready CNC programs. Fully integrated in NX CAM and with more than 1,000 postprocessors, Post Hub can help manufacturers generate programs for a range of CNC machine and control configurations, the company says.
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