Available from CNC Design , SIEMENS PLM software offers new opportunities in the programming, control and operation of machine tools. The NX CAM software developed by Siemens PLM has now been incorporated into Siemens machine tools to create innovative CAM solutions. The PLM NX CAM system is designed for the aerospace industry, where it is used for applications including airframes, gas turbine engines, hydraulic parts, landing gear and aircraft interiors.
Siemens PLM NX CAM enables the generation of efficient tool paths for the high-speed machining of hard tool steels. The software offers numerous special functions designed to simplify toolmaking. These functions are associated with the design and production of injection molds, progressive dies and stamping or transfer dies complete with specialist functions for elements such a electrode design used in the EDM process within tooling manufacture.
The system also integrates the SINUMERIK control software kernel for the 3D simulation of machine tools and can be used to implement a machine tool simulator for indexing machine tools – as a test system for NC programming outside of the machine. This will result in a complete digital representation of the machine tool, including control.