Overview The following video training series shows how to use the Sequential Milling operations in NX CAM.
Sequential milling is a strategy for multi-axis milling that goes all the way back to the origins of CAD/CAM software and is still used in certain aerospace applications. We don't talk about it very often any more, because it feels a bit old fashioned and the motion instructions don't depend on any of the solid model intelligence that we've come to expect. But it remains a flexible and powerful programming strategy, even if it is a bit more manual than the more modern operation types.
Basic knowledge and understanding of NX CAM is helpful before reviewing this material.
Created with NX 10.0.3
Details This 6-video series is organized as described below. It is helpful to go through them in order at first, but having several chapters makes it easier to return to the material for reinforcement.
Introduction and overview
Drive/Check and Part/Check tangency
Loop control for multiple passes
Looping with secondary check surfaces
Five axis milling
Gain an understanding of the mechanics of using the Sequential Milling operation in NX CAM. Learn how to use loop controls to cut multiple passes with Sequential Milling. See how the Sequential Milling operation lends itself to 5 axis milling.
Jim Wright has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, and over 25 years of experience in the CAD/CAM field. He currently serves as Technical Business Development for Siemens PLM Mainstream Engineering CAM products. Prior to his current role, he held stints as CNC Programmer, CAD/CAM Department Manager, CAD/CAM instructor, and Project Coordinator for Siemens PLM CAM software development.
Derek Hart ... if we're not having fun, we're not doing it right!