Industrialized additive manufacturing doesn't end with printing
NX provides a suite of necessary solutions for the processing of printed parts including machining and post-print inspection. Having these solutions integrated with capabilities for design and additive manufacturing means that the entire 3D printing process from beginning to end can be handled within a single system.
From depowdering, to support removal, to quality inspection, Siemens has the solution.
The proven, integrated tools in NX CAM allow operators to easily perform post-print processing. Having both additive and subtractive functions in a single software package means the AM process can flow smoothly from printing to post-print processing. Operators can easily take near net shape parts to their final shape and finish, automate the removal of the part from the build tray, automate the removal of supports, and perform other post-print operations with NX CAM.
One unique aspect of the additive manufacturing process is the need for powder removal when using powder-based additive processes. Siemens has partnered with Solukon on a unique automated depowdering solution that uses knowledge of the part geometry to drive the Solukon depowdering system. With a combination of multi-axis manipulation and key frequency vibration, the system loosens packed powder and facilitates the ejection of powder from internal channels, vastly reducing the time necessary for this post-process activity.
NX has a wide range of integrated inspection and validation tools that can be used as the final stage in a complete additive manufacturing workflow. From the programming of CMM tools to geometry comparison functions used with scan data, NX can handle all the post-print inspection necessary to validate the final quality of printed parts.
NX for Manufacturing
Digitally transform part manufacturing using one integrated software system to program CNC machine tools, control robotic cells, drive 3D printers and monitor product quality.