NX Manufacturing Fundamentals

Description 
The NX Fundamentals of Manufacturing class is a three day course designed to teach the use of the NX manufacturing application for creating 2 1/2 and 3-axis tool paths.

Intended Audience
This course is suited for manufacturing engineers, application programmers, process planners, NC/CNC programmers and CAD/CAM managers that have basic knowledge of NC/CNC manual programming of 3-axis positioning and contouring equipment.

Expectations and Goals

  • Create manufacturing assemblies
  • Understand the master model concept
  • Create parent group objects that supply information to operations
  • Utilize options and parameters that are common to various operation types
  • Create drilling, milling and subsequent tool paths
  • Optional, Wire EDM operations


Course Schedule

Day

Topics Covered

Description

 

Monday

Manufacturing Concepts

Concepts on how to use the NX Manufacturing application

 

 

Part Analysis

Analysis methods to understand tooling requirements

 

 

 Tool Creation

 Learn to create milling cutting tools

 

 

 Operation Navigator

 Learn how to use the Operation Navigator

 

 

 Parent Groups

 Learn the benefits of using Parent Groups

 

Tuesday

Cavity Milling

Learn to create Cavity Mill operations to support removing large amounts of material quickly

 

 

Machining with T-cutters

Learn how to machine with T-cutters in NX Manufacturing

 

 

 Coordinate Systems

 Understand the use and functionality of the various coordinate systems

 

 

 Visualization

 Learn to inspect and verify tool paths

 

Wednesday

Milling

Create cavity, planar, floor and wall milling, and fixed axis contouring operations

 

 

Tool Path Information Output

Post process NC programs and create shop documentation

 

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