Mold design begins with the product model. With NX, you can import 3D part data from other systems, open many native-format CAD files or select parts designed in NX. You can then easily model and perform design changes to ensure desired design intent and achieve manufacturability.
Core and Cavity Development
The automated functions in NX enable you to streamline the core and cavity design process. You can:
Utilize automated shut-offs and parting of the core/cavity based on manufacturability considerations
Design parting surfaces quickly and associatively
Split the mold to accommodate complex slider designs
Automatically check the core/cavity design for interferences
NX enables you to automate mold design including shrinkage, runners, gates, sliders, lifters and sub-insert designs. Libraries provide you with access to a wide variety of standard parts, component systems and mold bases. You can position mold components within the assembly based on simple selection, while downstream pocketing and clearance management is automated.
The mold design process is assisted by powerful visualization and assembly management tools, making it easy for you to navigate a complex tool assembly.
Design Change and Propagation Control
Using associativity with the design model, NX mold design software facilitates fast and efficient design change propagation across the entire process – from tool design through machining.
Teamcenter software provides a single source of data and process knowledge that insures your whole team is working with the right data.
Re-Use of Company Standards
With NX you can shorten tool design and manufacturing cycle times through the re-use of company standards. You can:
Accelerate and optimize the mold design process by standardizing processes and components
Automate the generation of parts lists, drawings, project data structures and NC toolpaths
Build your own re-usable parts and register them in custom libraries
Develop your own re-usable mold base configurations