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Use Robots in your NX CAM setups

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NX CAM Robotics Programming



NX can now use industrial robots as machine tools in NX CAM. You can simulate the robotic motion and apply additional robotics rules to specify your preferences for the robotics positioning solution.


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Created with NX CAM 10.0.2



Robotic machines are useful for milling, polishing, linishing, deburring, and laser, plasma, and water jet cutting. In this example, you will polish both sides of a turbine blade.  You will see how to:

  • Include an industrial robot as your machine tool
  • Simulate the robotic motion as it follows your tool path
  • Apply robotics rules to affect the positioning solutions for the multi-axis robots.


Note: Robotic Machining requires the purchase of additional  licenses.


To use this self-demo, save the attached part files locally and follow the instructions in the pdf document, or see the video below.




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About the Author

Holder.jpg Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.



Saludos cordiales Sr. he descargado el archivo de robotica, al proceder ha abrir el archiavo solo se abre la operacion de mecanizado, y no se abre el archivo de ensamble . Por favor ayudeme

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Be sure you are typing in the correct location of the mach directory for your local install. Example: C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0.2\mach...  This is where the system finds the machine tool assembly.


Thanks you  for you help.


Es posible trabajar CAM robots con NX10 academico, y que modulo de Nx necesito tener. Gracias

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Good day everyone,
I would ask if it is possible NX use other than robots ABB, KUKA and FANUC?

He's concerned about the robot STAUBLI.


thank you for answer


great! thanks.


Hello Bill.


I ask your help, I do not know from whom this can be asked.

I started writing a post processor on a robot in the Post Configurator and can not solve the error.


You can tell from what it occurs?