Keeping the machines running on the shop floor is a crucial goal for every manufacturer. Idle machines mean lost production, forfeited ROI, and wasted manpower. Yet new products and engineering changes can be delayed while programmers work to ready the machines.
3DEXPERIENCE NC PROGRAMMING tools enhance both programmer and machine productivity by providing a single, integrated software environment for design and simulation of machining processes. These solutions accelerate launches and changes, help optimize resources, and improve predictability and quality of finished parts.
“We chose a
EXPERIENCE Works Simulation solution because it’s cloud-based, which supports our remotely located engineering organization, works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS design data, and incorporates the Abaqus Explicit solver, which is best suited for the types of simulation studies that we need to conduct on our parts, which can involve hyperelasticity, creep, fatigue, and contact.”
– Thomas Morgan
Offers efficiencies with features such as intuitive graphic dialog boxes, traffic light indicators for undefined machining parameters, and a help icon for each parameter.
When NC programs are authored or edited, take into account the machine tool's kinematic definition. Tool changes and machine rotations are automatically generated and can be visualized in the machining operation definition panel.
Wide range of operations and strategies helps programmers create toolpath programs that minimize non-value-added motion.
Optimized NC programs, including high-speed machining features, reduce overall machining cycle time and avoid collision with other in-process parts.
Users can create optimized NC programs that take the tool’s physical environment into account: NC machine, cutter, tool assemblies, NC accessories, and other elements.
This superior tool path and machining strategy reduces the risk of unexpected issues and production delays.
Users can define and store machining processes for multi-pocket operations as dedicated templates, and keep them in catalogs for future use.
By automating, standardizing, and reusing company intellectual property, gains to productivity and machining-work standardization become significant.
The 3D EXPERIENCE Platform provides native associativity between machining programs and engineering and manufacturing data
Companies can better manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing, shorten the design-to-manufacturing cycle, rapidly program for design changes and variations, and respond effectively to engineering or manufacturing changes.
NC Programming Wizard
CAD-Associative Instant Update
Quick Toolpath Verification
Machining Process Simulation
WireEDM Programming (2-Axis & 4-Axis)
4- & 5-Axis Indexing/Pre-Positioning Milling
Single- & Multi-Stylus Probe Operations
High-Speed Rough Milling
Advanced 3-Axis Milling
4- & 5-Axis Milling (5-Axis Nurbs APT Output)
Learn how Morgan Polymer Seals accelerated their seal development to meet electric vehicle market demand with 3D EXPERIENCE Works Simulation.
NC Shop Floor Programmer
NC Prismatic Machine Programmer
NC Mold & Die Programmer
NC Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer
NC Milling Machine Programmer
NC Mill-Turn Machine Programmer
Plan your definition of success with web-based cloud PLM tools that fully integrate design data.
Top-end FEA for designers and analysts, powered by Abaqus in the cloud. Accurately simulate sensitive manufacturing processes.
A realistic virtual workplace to create, enhance, and validate 3D printing programs from live-linked, native CAD data.