Convergent Modeling in NX combined with 3D printing enable the design and manufacture of complex shapes.
NX is the only software to offer this ability to work with Facet, Surface and Solid geometry in one environment.
Many modern designs that are developed with newer design concepts such as lattice features or via topology optimized facet geometry (as is the case in this demo) would be impossible to manufacture with traditional manufacturing techniques. The ability of NX to connect directly to a 3D printer when the OS is Windows 8.1 or higher lets the designer print parts directly from NX.
Convergent Modeling also makes it a lot easier to add things like supports to scanned-in data. Supports are often needed when 3D printing solid models. This technology was introduced in NX 11.