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What's new in NX 12.0.2 for manufacturing?

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Check out what's new in NX for manufacturing

 

This article is a summary of resources describing NX CAM software updates available with NX 12.0.2 for manufacturing.  It includes important new functions delivered since the release of NX 12. Each item listed is linked to another article with more details.  Bill Storrs, in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, created the following tech tip video demonstrations.  Click on the links below to watch each video!

 

Path Smoothing with Area Milling and Guiding Curves Drive Methods

 

You can now use the Path Smoothing when using the Area Milling and Guiding Curves Drive Methods. Path Smoothing option replaces sharp corners in tool paths with radial moves.

 

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 Zlevel Helical Cut Pattern in Area Milling Drive Method

 

The Zlevel Helical Steep Cut Pattern is now available when you create operations using the Area Milling drive method.

 

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Spiral Cut Pattern in Area Milling Drive Method

 

The Spiral Non-steep Cut Pattern is now available when you create operations using the Area Milling drive method.

 

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Continuous B-Axis Finishing Operation

 

You can now create finishing operations for Turning that use a continuous B-Axis rotational motion.

 

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 Fixed and Multi Axis Guiding Curves Operations

 

Fixed and Variable Axis Guiding Curves are general purpose finishing operations that work on many types of surfaces including those not forming a grid. These operations create the pattern directly on the cut area without projecting.

 

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Finishing with Barrel Tools

 

You can now use Tangent Barrel tools for blade finishing operations.

 

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Multiple Stripe Cut Levels

 

Multi-Stripes Range Type allows you to define a Top, Intermediate, and Bottom Stripe Type, each specifying the percentage of the blade to be machined. You can use Custom Offsets to create “flares” to assure smooth transition between overlapping stripes.

 

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No Curling when Roughing

 

When Blade Roughing, No Curling now adds a tangential move prior to reaching the leading and trailing edges.

 

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Adaptive Milling Minimum Curvature Radius and Cut Depth

 

The new Minimum Curvature Radius option for Adaptive Milling gives you better cutting control in corners by preventing small cuts which can cause excessive tool wear.

 

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Wire EDM 4 Axis Synchronized Output

 

The new Synchronized option for Motion Output Type improves Wire EDM cut quality by outputting smoother, more continuous 4-Axis tool paths.

 

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Multi Tool in Turning

 

Turning operations now support tools with multiple cutters.

 

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Material Removal Color Enhancements

 

When simulating, you can now display material removal colors based on tool type usage.

 

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Determine Tool Side Automatically in WEDM

 

Wire EDM 4 Axis Open Profile operations now determine the correct Tool Side automatically when selecting Side Faces to define the boundary. 

  

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