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Prismatic Parts Machining

Automate prismatic part programming and oversee high-volume production machining.

Prismatic Parts Machining

Quickly and with little input, generate efficient NC programs for prismatic parts. You may cut your programming time in half using NX CAM’s automated features, which include feature-based machining and volume-based milling.

You can synchronize, visualize, and optimize machining sequences across several channels to operate the newest multi-function machines, capable of creating full parts in one setup.

NX enables you to program numerous parts across many setups and machines for higher volume production machining.

Learn about successful NC programming techniques for cutting prismatic pieces.

Automate NC Programming to Improve Productivity

By automating the creation of machine programmes from part design models, feature-based machining can cut your programming time in half. NX creates the appropriate machining process utilising the geometry and product and manufacturing information (PMI), such as tolerances and surface polish, that is connected to intelligent 3D models.

Process templates make it easy to reuse your tested cutting techniques, tools, and sequences, which reduces programming time and increases repeatability. You may apply the appropriate feeds and speeds for a specific operation and tool selection by using NX’s customised machining database.

NC Programming to Improve Productivity
Create Smart Toolpaths with Volume-Based Milling

Create Smart Toolpaths with Volume-Based Milling

Instead of having to manually build and choose boundaries, prismatic parts can be quickly programmed by previewing and specifying a sequence of volumes to be machined.

The volume-based 2.5D milling processor displays the current in-process workpiece (IPW), gives you the option to select the defining faces of a machining volume, and then calculates the cut levels and updates the IPW.

The associated toolpaths are updated automatically whenever a part design change order is received.

Minimize Setups with Multi-Function Machines

The newest multi-function machine tools, which can turn and mill, reduce the quantity of setups needed to make an item. The efficiency of the shop floor can be significantly increased by mill-turn machines since they support simultaneous, multi-axis operations.

A full variety of capabilities are available with NX CAM for the most recent mill-turn machines. You can combine turning, 3-axis milling, 3-plus-2 positional milling, and full 5-axis milling in any way. With the aid of the interactive and visible tools, it is simple to synchronise and improve the machining sequence across several channels.

Minimize Setups with Multi-Function Machines
Program Multiple Parts and Multiple Setups

Program Multiple Parts and Multiple Setups

Multiple part programming expedites the creation of tombstone and fixture configurations by deftly allocating tool paths to several assembly components. One workpiece can be immediately machined using the whole machining sequences created for it. By doing this, you may prepare entire jobs in the same amount of time it takes to program one part out of context.

A stock-sensitive programming capability that automatically tracks the uncut volumes across setups makes it simpler to program parts that need several setups. To ensure tool pathways are secure and air cuts are avoided, a quick preview shows uncut volumes for each setup.

Streamline Planning of High-Volume Production Machining

When producing complex parts in large quantities that have numerous features, use the NX Machining Line Planner software.

The distribution, balancing, programming, and simulation of operations over many setups and machines are all made possible by the machining line planner when used in conjunction with the integrated NX CAM software. Programming and line planning may manage changes in both directions thanks to this integrated approach.

Streamline Planning of High-Volume Production Machining
Use Advanced Turning Methods to Machine Precise Parts

Use Advanced Turning Methods to Machine Precise Parts

The newest multi-spindle, multi-turret CNC turning centres, for example, allow you to easily programme a broad variety of lathe operations. You may design productive roughing, multiple-pass finishing, grooving, thread cutting, and centerline drilling processes in NX CAM using 2D component profiles or 3D solid models. It is possible to machine precision turned pieces using special cutting patterns like finish all and down-only cutting.

Utilize dynamic feedback on the current in-process workpiece (IPW) status to visualise the workpiece nominal shape in operations sequences utilising 2D and rotating 3D displays.

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