Programmed to perform
Many machine shops recognize the possibilities for robotics to improve reliability and raise throughput; Siemens’ NX 12 CAM includes tools for programming robots to perform machining and pick-and-place operations.
Adaptive Milling, a new high-speed roughing function in NX CAM 12, reportedly will reduce machining cycle time by up to 60%.
NX Machining Line Planner uses a digital twin of the complete machining line and NX CAM feature-based machining technology to optimize the entire manufacturing sequence.
Simulate and Process
Machine shops now have a CAM function to program and simulate robot movements for machining operations and machine tending – in that way helping to expand automation and improve productivity on the shop floor.
NX CAM robot programming makes it possible to automate manufacturing cells for multiple operations and sequences, including pick-and-place movements (left) and CNC machining (right).
Streamlined 5-Axis Programming
The Tube Milling function in NX CAM 12 streamlines five-axis programming, for machining complex parts in a single setup, with high-quality results.
Maximizing 3DP Efficiency
Siemens NX users can maximize the number of prints to be executed in a HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer build volume by loading multiple 3D part models into NX, and then auto nesting and submitting them (powered by integrated Materialise capabilities) directly to the HP 3D printer.