Feature-Based Machining in NX CAM

By Danny Santoro

NX CAM can automate CNC programing by using Feature-Based Machining (FBM). The generative FBM technology automatically determines the machining process for a wide range of features. NX uses the Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI), such as tolerances and surface finish callouts attached to the 3D model, to drive the machining method selection.

Interested in learning more about Feature-Based Machining in NX CAM?

If you’re interested in seeing how you can use NX CAM to recognize features, and apply standard tools and machining processes, you may find this Tech Tip webinar informative, Feature-Based Machining: Introduction (duration: 32 minutes).

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