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FEB 2018

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SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE MMS FEBRUARY 2018 118 Automation Software Digitizes Subtractive, Additive Part Manufacturing Siemens is releasing the latest version of the NX software for additive manufacturing, CNC machining, robotics and quality inspection, enabling the digitaliza- tion of part manufacturing within a single, integrated end-to-end system. Advanced automation capabilities like robotic programming, adaptive milling and tooling design provide industry-specific technology to help deliver quality products to the market in less time. The software continues to support end-to-end solutions for additive manufacturing, helping manufacturers realize the goal of using 3D printing for industrial production. New automation enhancements expand production efficiency and reduce cost. Robotic programming tech- nology provides the ability to automate complete manu- facturing cells, including programming robots to perform machining and pick- and-place operations. Adaptive milling leverages automation within the soft- ware to reduce machining cycles by up to 60 percent while extending tool life. Tube milling streamlines the five-axis programming process by eliminating preparation and minimizing inputs. Mold and die manufacturers can now automatically and accurately determine tool production costs through seamless integration between NX and the Teamcenter portfolio. Engineers can use NX to automatically recognize features and parameters on the desired part, and provide pertinent information to Teamcenter, which can precisely calculate the tool cost. The NX Machining Line Planner enables feature recognition, distri- bution, balancing, programming and simulation of operations over multiple setups and machines. Particularly helpful for industries with high-volume production of complicated parts with many features, it uses a digital twin of the complete machining line to opti- mize the entire process. The software expands the new additive manufacturing solution by including the new module, NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, which is certified by HP and powered by Materialise. It prepares print jobs for HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers, and allows custom- ers to develop and manage parts in a single software environment for 3D printing solutions. | Siemens Industry Inc. 800-879-8079 Verisurf automates quality inspection and reporting on the shop fl oor, in the quality lab or out in the fi eld. Verisurf Quality Inspection Software combined with expert training and support delivers what you need to increase quality and productivity while lowering costs, now. Simple Align-Inspect-Report workfl ow makes Verisurf easy to learn, easy to use. Built on an open CAD platform with integrated GD&T, Verisurf supports all brands and models of Coordinate Measuring Machines and Scanners ensuring enterprise compatibility, fl exibility and reduced training costs. Get the power of Verisurf Quality Inspection Suite today, with fl exible purchase options to match your company's needs. Visit Quality Inspection Suite Increase Productivity - Reduce Rework - Lower Production Costs • 866-340-5551 CAD MEASURE REVERSE BUILD ANALYSIS CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM CMM AUTOMATE VALIDATE PROJECT See the difference at

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