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5 axis videoOur CAM guru demonstrates how to optimize models and UV lines of surfaces for swarf cutting. This topic shows the power and depth of Siemens NX milling and modeling tools. Join Michael Grant as he goes over some surfacing solutions for doing advanced 5-axis. Hopefully this gives you more tools in your toolbox for dealing with certain parts that might be giving you trouble.

Depending on how parts are modeled and the quality, and also where they come from (which CAD system) it will determine how easy they are to program in 5-axis. When you encounter problematic faces, you certainly need to look at the UV lines, and if you're not aware, CAM systems look at either edges or UV lines as one solution for multi-axis swarf cutting. We encounter these problems in our own precision machine shop and want to share some of what we've learned.

We held this webinar on Thursday, August 17, 2017

In this NX CAM tutorial video, we show how to use sew to create a solid body from a sheet body. We start with a solid body and show the process of making it into a sheet. There’s a couple ways to make a solid body into a sheet body. One is to delete faces from a solid body without heal turned on. We’ll also look at Studio Surface, Through Curves, and Patch Openings.

Part file for Create Solid Body from Sheet Body

There are tons of new features and updates in NX 11 that make updating to the next version of Siemens NX worthwhile.

We held this live webinar on April 20, 2017

Whats New in NX 11 for Manufacturing NX CAMWebinar outline:

New features in NX 11 for manufacturing can dramatically improve your productivity and create new opportunities to transform your set up. We’ll look at several of these new features, such as:

  • General Enhancements
    • Enhanced Tool Selection – Cool new way to browse tools in the current part file by type
    • Model History viewing - Ctrl Tab to switch open windows and preview images in model history
    •  Mirrored Operations – Mirrored operations are associative, and tool direction is automatically reversed to maintain correct cutting direction. Associative operations can be kept in separate folders for output.
  • Milling Enhancements
    • Area Milling Steep and Non-Steep toolpath – option to sort cutting regions in order of top down
      • Area Milling Follow Periphery cut pattern has a cleanup toolpath feature for certain parts shaped where the pattern creates larger step-overs due to part shape