NX CAM Software
– NX CAM – a complete solution for making better parts faster
How does NX™ software help you make better parts faster? What NX advantages make part manufacturing more productive?
More value in each key capability NX CAM delivers real differences through key capabilities such as its advanced programming, postprocessing and simulation functionality. Each NX
module provides more than the standard functions you expect from typical CAM packages. For example, the integrated machine tool simulation is driven by output from the NX postprocessor rather than just tool path data. As a result, NX facilitates a higher level of program validation right inside its CAM system.
NX CAM – A full range of capability
NX CAM offers a wide range of in-depth NC programming capabilities that allows the NC programmer to address many tasks using one system.
2 1/2-axis milling
This module facilitates simple milling and drilling that’s used on almost every job. Zig-zag, offset and plunge milling are examples of the tool paths provided. Methods can range from manual tool positioning to advanced trochoidal roughing. Any of the milling modules can be combined with the turning module for mill-turn support.
Roughing, rest milling, semi-finishing and contoured surface finishing address the challenges of freeform surfaces. This capability includes additional functions needed for high-speed machining.
Flexible 5-axis programming functions are available with highly automated geometry selection and precise tool axis control.
Specialized 5-axis NC programming operations are supported for complex multi-bladed rotational parts, such as blisks and impellers.
This module provides simple 2-axis turning as well as multi-spindle, multi-turret applications. The system can work with solids or wireframe or even 2D profiles. For mill-turn machines, this module can be combined with any of the milling modules as needed.
2- to 4-axis programming is supported, including multi-pass profiling, wire reversing and area removal.
These capabilities enable you to create and modify feature definitions and rules-driven automation processes through our Machining Knowledge Editor.
Fully integrated, G-code-driven machining simulation uses postprocessed output for the most complete simulation. Simultaneous multi-channel motion is synchronized and analyzed. The included Machine Tool Builder constructs realistic, kinematic machine assemblies.
Advanced CAD for NC programming
The latest NX CAD technology is provided to facilitate fast 3D model preparation and editing. This NC programming capability can be used to create 3D models of stock shapes, machine tool assemblies, tools and fixtures. The level of the CAD functionality depends on the selected CAM package.