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Build Preparation

For high-quality output, a correct build tray arrangement needs the employment of the right equipment.

Build Preparation Environment

A thorough prior planning approach is necessary to get the most out of the additive printing process. Siemens NX comes with tools to help with the proper build preparation for production using additive manufacturing. Due to the production system’s interaction with the CAD/CAM environment, changes to part designs may also be quickly rippled down to the manufacturing setup, obviating the need for time-consuming file conversions or expensive build setup redesigns.

It is straightforward to add, copy, position, and support parts in the construction tray thanks to our integrated toolset.

Build Tray Part Placement / Nesting

Whether an operator need fine manual control over part position or automatic efficient nesting inside the build volume, NX offers integrated tools for populating the build tray successfully. Whether manually adding components or automatically using integrated 3D nesting, NX gives the operator complete control so they may achieve their productivity and quality goals.

NX CAM Build Tray Part Placement / Nesting
Support Structures

Support Structures

For many additive manufacturing technologies, quality builds depend on quality support structures. Not only does NX provide solutions for the automatic generation of support structures, but operators also have access to the full NX CAD solution for design of custom supports. For the additive manufacturing novice or power user, this tight integration is a massive advantage when printing complex parts where final article quality is paramount.

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