SME.org recently published an article, “Program a part once, machine it many times over,” in which they discuss how advances in CAD/CAM design and modeling are helping manufacturers to save time and improve accuracy.
Vynce Paradise, head of NX CAM development for Siemens, explains how the latest capabilities in NX for Manufacturing allow manufacturers to save up to 90% in programming time and extend tool life. In the following excerpt, he describes the advantages of convergent modeling:
Mixed-mode, or hybrid, convergent modeling technology enables 3D product modeling using both mesh and surface data sources in a single environment, while eliminating the complexity, potential errors and delays due to data conversions, said Vynce Paradise, head of NX CAM development for Siemens. Siemens’ Convergent Modeling capability is included in NX and Solid Edge.