Improving tool room productivity through automation

Design-to-manufacturing solutions for the tooling industry

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Tool design and manufacture is on the critical path for the development of many products. The demand for shorter product delivery times, faster turnaround on design enhancements, lower supplier costs and increasing global competition have dramatic impacts on the tool-making business. The complexity of tool design and manufacture traditionally requires highly skilled people applying knowledge learned over years of practice. These resources are difficult to obtain or replace. Companies can gain competitive advantage by effectively leveraging specialized, best-practice knowledge in tooling development.

This seminar will cover key challenges faced by the tool makers and how NX™ software helps address these challenges. There are two parts that the seminar will cover.

Mold Design using NX Mold Wizard:

NX Mold Wizard applies Process Wizard technology to optimize the mold design process, delivering levels of productivity that dramatically outperform traditional CAD software. Providing a structured workflow based on expert best practices, automation of mold-specific design tasks and libraries of standard mold components, NX Mold Wizard provides a step-by-step process that promotes the most efficient workflow, while integrating complex elements of design technology into automated sequences. Some key capabilities in NX Mold Wizard.

  • Multi CAD
  • Mold Validation
  • Core/cavity generation
  • Knowledge driven mold design automation
  • Mold base and Standard parts libraries
  • More …

Integrated tool manufacturing:

This part of the seminar will introduce you to NX CAM which delivers a complete and proven solution for machine tool programming that enables companies to maximize the throughput of their most advanced machine tools. It includes development of In-process models, fixture and tooling libraries, set-up drawings, part programming and shop documents to mention a few.

With the Industries best design through manufacturing associative solution powered by NX® Model driven process, NX CAM can provide many benefits.

  • Automated & feature based part programming
  • Programming advanced multi-axis and multi-function machine tools
  • Post processer creation and machine tool verification
  • Shop documentation & work instructions
  • More…

Discover how NX can help you increase your productivity.

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