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Electrode Design
Automate the design of electrodes

The electrode design software application in NX streamlines electrode modeling and design for any tool project that requires electrical discharge machining (EDM).
NX electrode design software provides a time-saving, step-by-step solution that automates the entire EDM process from design through production. It can help you manage even the most complex and challenging electrodes.
Tooling & Fixture Design

Electrode Design

Read more about the powerful features to design EDM electrodes below.
Automatically Identify Manufacturing Geometry

Automate the way you specify the manufacturing processes for the core and cavity. In addition, you can automatically search, recognize, group and color faces that you want to burn and rough through EDM, WEDM, milling and grinding.
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Define the Electrode Sparking Areas & Blanks

You can use specialized and powerful features to model the shape of the electrode head/burn area. Highly complex shapes are easily achieved and are associative – design changes made to the core and cavity seamlessly propagate to the electrode, drawing and into machining.
Design Undersized Geometry

Quickly create undersized electrode geometry using NX. You can compensate for spark gap and orbital motion. Out-of-the-box orbit types include: circular, square and spherical. User-defined orbits can also be easily created.
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Manage Design Changes

Swap design versions of the manufacturing surfaces and efficiently update associated electrodes, electrode drawings, and toolpaths.
Validate the Electrode Design

Check for interferences and calculate the sparking area; this is useful in defining downstream manufacturing operations and determining proper EDM machine settings.
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