NX Turbomachinery Milling
Streamline the NC Programming Process for Blisk and Impeller Machining
NX Turbomachinery Milling simplifies the NC programming of complex 5-axis blisks and impellers for aero-engines, turbo-machinery and power generation equipment.
You can use advanced operations specifically designed to produce smart toolpaths for blisks and impellers. This results in faster machining times, better surface finish and longer tool life.
Simultaneous 5-Axis Roughing
The highly flexible roughing in NX enables you to specify parameters such as:
- Tool take-off
- Cut level offsets
- Depth-of-cut limits
- Drive pattern
- Number of passes between blades
- Tool axis
- Smoothing options
- Path extension treatments for leading and trailing edges
NX CAM automates removal of remaining material from previous operations, as well as optimizes tool engagement with the part in an effort to minimize wasted air cutting time.
You can finish impeller and blisk hubs with specially optimized tool paths that enable precise control of side step-over, cut pattern, path extension, and tool path smoothing.
With NX Turbomachinery Milling you can finish the main blades by specifying which sides of the blade to cut (section, pressure or both) as well as path pattern and tool axis stabilization parameters for leading and trailing edges.
Between the blades on some impellers, there are smaller blades called “splitters”. NX automates NC programming for blisks and impellers with single or multiple splitter blades. You can specify as many as six splitters.
Blends where the blades join the hub are finished with a specific operation that understands the clearance requirements for these surfaces. Blends can be also processed using reference radii without having the modeled surfaces.
Work Directly on Imported CAD Data
NX Turbomachinery Milling enables you to work effectively with any CAD data regardless of its originating system. Blades can be made of one or many surfaces.