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Multi-Axis Additive Deposition

Produce state-of-the-art designs with Multi-Axis Deposition, allowing you to create multi-axis additive manufacturing toolpaths. This  toolpath capability primarily drives machines with Directed Energy Deposition capability. 

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Multi-Axis Deposition

As the additive manufacturing industry has matured, more hardware manufacturers are beginning to marry robots with additive manufacturing.  This alleviates the need for support structures and also widens the working envelope for the technology allowing for much larger parts to be produced.  Siemens is working with the best in the industry and our multi-axis deposition path generation software is being used to drive many of these cutting-edge machines.

The NX Cam allows you to utilize the degrees of freedom of the additive machine to reduce the need for support & maximize the deposition process.

 

This gives multiple benefits, including:

  • giving you one fully integrated system

  • no need to build complex support structures

  • Additive path planning for robot and machine tools

  • Flexible 5 Axis Additive Platform

Industrialized additive manufacturing doesn't end with printing

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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.

CNC Programming

 

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.

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Industrialized additive manufacturing doesn't end with printing

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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.

CNC Programming

 

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.

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Depowdering

 

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.

Quality Inspection

 

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.

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Contact us to get started with Additive Manufacturing

So if you want to learn how additive manufacturing  enables your engineering team to reduce the time to market and lower production costs, why not book a discovery call with us and our partners at Siemens Digital Industries Software.