The NX 6 software, available from Product Lifecycle Management , has been developed for computer-aided manufacturing applications. This software makes use of the Synchronous Technology. Synchronous Technology removes the need for the user to understand the underlying complexity in 3D CAD models.
With many new system-wide innovations and design updates, this new software suite promises to deliver high productivity benefits to its users in the manufacturing and engineering industries.
For over thirty years, NX/Unigraphics have provided solutions to demanding customers for solving difficult manufacturing requirements. The wide-ranging and sophisticated solutions offered by them range from the most basic turning applications to the most complex multi-spindle, multi-axis combination machines. This latest release makes NX the easiest CAD/CAM system to learn, use and interface to third party CAD data.
Increasingly, manufacturers are looking to consolidate machine and tooling set-ups, as well as combine multiple manufacturing steps into a single set-up. Such consolidation can reap massive savings, reduce overheads and increase production significantly.
However, multi-function machines are not without challenges. The Synchronisation Manager in Siemens PLM Software’s latest NX CAM solution goes a long way toward mitigating the challenges, risks and expenses of using multi-function machines to manufacture various products. When fully utilised, the Synchronisation Manager orchestrates several of the NX functionalities and allows exact and very detailed examination of all the programmable axes’ motions.
Bradken, suppliers of differentiated consumable products to the resources and freight rail industries, have recently integrated NX with their new BDG 605 five-axis CNC, which had been purchased from machine tools manufacturers BDG. Bradken then worked with Product Lifecycle Management Australia (PLMA) to ensure successful integration of NX with the new machinery.
The integration was seamless and easily accomplished. PLMA had demonstrated the simple reality of five-axis machining by getting inexperienced operators productive in a short timeframe. The NX training was very effective and efficient and has therefore reduced the time expected for programmers to be able to produce finished work.
Product Lifecycle Management provide all the specialist services needed by the tool making, die making, pattern making and metal cutting industries, including:
- Post Processor development
- Machine Tool and Cutter Path Simulation and Visualisation
- Tool Path optimisation
- HSM (High Speed Machining) strategies
- CNC and CAD/CAM consulting
- CAD/CAM training