NX CAM 9 preview: Take precise control over die-mold machining strategies

By Danny Santoro

Cut Region Management is one the many new capabilities in NX CAM 9 for die-mold machining. With Cut Region Management, you get precise control over area milling cut regions and machining strategies to help achieve a higher quality surface finish as well as faster finishing. You interact with the system to manage and precisely define cut patterns by region. Regions and operations can be previewed, changed, re-ordered, and accepted before generating the tool paths.

This capability is useful for more complex parts where careful planning of the process is required and you want to control exactly how a part will be machined. Our analysis shows that for some complex parts, programming productivity can be improved by as much as 40 percent.


Holder.jpg Derek has been focused on PLM CAM software, in one way or another, since 1992, which sounds like a very long time. He’s written posts, done implementation and training, served as a product manager, and as a marketer. It has all been fun – he’s met a lot of interesting people and seen a lot of interesting machine shops.

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