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DESIGN with NX Progressive
PROGRESSIVE STAMPING AND PUNCHING DIES
 

We are the biggest Polish supplier of NX Progressive suites. We have published the first Polish book on the process of designing stamping dies in NX. We implement special software for stamping die costing - Tool Costing ...
Designing of progressive stamping dies is a very complex process, both in terms of the product complexity (stamping die, punching die) and the production of its components. NX Progressive Die Design is a rich set of tools used to automate the process of loading the part geometry, unfolding it and laying it on tape and then to design the stamping die.

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Description

Design with NX Progressive

NX Progressive is an integrated solution which helps efficiently design progressive dies with the use of the most innovative tools and design techniques. NX Progressive gives access to a knowledge base prepared in the form of libraries of parts which can be used at any stage of the design process. By combining the CAD environment with the progressive stamping die design automation module, NX Progressive effortlessly copes with very complicated geometries (pressings).

NX Progressive has a specialist structure which guides its user step by step through all design stages. It ensures flexibility of work and minimizes the risk of errors. It allows you to quickly control the entire design, from the checking of static collisions to the full kinematic mold simulation.

Fast, Flexible and Efficient Design
NX Progressive allows to quickly prepare the strip layout, produce different variants, obtain information about the amount of material consumed, calculate the process force etc.

Trouble-Free Work with Data from other CAD systems
Thanks to the available synchronous modeling technology, NX Progressive allows to very quickly implement changes in the model to improve the producibility of the sheet metal part. The imported model can be quickly changed and repaired without any problem. Additionally, it contains a bend recognition system which eliminates the need to remodel the part.

Non-linear Unfolding Analysis
NX Progressive provides the user with a number of possibilities to unfold faces with beads and non-linear bends. While performing the analysis, it shows useful information defining the level of deformation, material thickness, stresses, profile before the stamping operation etc.

Rich Database of Standardized Parts
The NX Progressive suite contains a number of libraries of standardized parts from such worldwide manufacturers as MISUMI, DAYTON, FUTABA, FIBRO, STRACK etc. The open structure allows the implemented libraries to be freely added and edited.

Automation of Flat Drawings
NX Progressive allows to significantly accelerate work on flat drawings (documentation). It creates automatic lists of parts, controls drawing properties, provides overall sizes of models, automatically creates projections and cross-sections, automatically adds dimensions etc.

Platforms
NX Progressive can be installed on the Windows or Linux and Mac OS system.

Functions

NX Progressive CAPABILITIES

NX Progressive enables you to use a proven progressive stamping die design method which reflects the tooling designer's actual approach. It ensures that the work is done in an orderly and repeatable way for every tool. Its high efficiency allows you to shorten the time necessary to design by half, compared to traditional methods.

Unfolding Bends
NX Progressive allows you to unfold faces with linear bends and non-linear bends, too. In case of linear bends, NX Progressive selects the neutral coefficient and does the target unfolding. On the other hand, when handling non-linear bends, it enables you to perform an analysis which can give you the profile before the bending operation. Advanced surface commands make it possible to make intermediary (preliminary) bends.

Strip Layout Development
The great power of NX Progressive is its capability to quickly generate the strip layout. The designer can freely change the orientation of the model while immediately getting information about the material consumed. The cutting out simulation allows you to clearly generate a 3D strip layout which reflects the actual appearance during the cutting out (punching) operation. When the strip layout is generated, NX calculates the force required by the tool to be able to work correctly.

Inserting Parts into a Strip Layout
NX Progressive allows you to quickly insert panels and divide them into segments. Based on the height of panels, NX inserts punches and dies while automatically selecting their size and positioning them with regard to bands. The automatically generated elements also include holes which are generated with adequate shapes enabling the waste to be taken away.

Making Undercuts
The NX Progressive suite contains tools allowing to generate pockets to avoid a collision while the strip layout is raised and lowered. Pockets are generated based on the size without the need to draw sketches.

Library of Standardized Parts
The great power of NX Progressive is its wide range of libraries of standardized parts. The base includes parametric models which, when inserted, allow for generating pockets and holes in panels. The advantage of the parametric models is that they automatically generate the part catalog number and always maintain  a consistent position with regard to the holes. Apart from single parts, NX Progressive contains parametric sets of bodies and sliding elements (CAM).

Concurrent Work
NX Progressive enables simplified concurrent work of several designers on one project. The work consists in assigning parts to a selected designer. The designer may only save the files which have been assigned to him/her.

Fast Pricing (Quoting)
NX Progressive has built-in tools for simplified tool price calculation. Since the tool size has been defined and surfaces imitating punch contours have been made, NX calculates the size of the model and uses material data to determine the cost. All pricing data are transferred to an Excel spreadsheet.

Modules

NX Progressive CONFIGURATION

NX Progressive is a consistent environment for the design of stamping and punching dies.

NX Solid & Surface
NX Progressive contains advanced commands for solid and surface modeling. It enables operations from simple extractions through styling surfaces to advanced surface deformations.

NX Drafting
These are tools for making technical and workshop 2D documentation.

NX Engineering Die Wizard
Tools aiding the design of transfer and tandem stamping dies.

Analiza rozwinięć nieliniowych
NX Progressive includes a non-linear unfolding analysis using CAE calculations. It enables the designer to make unfoldings and preliminary bends.

Stamping Die Costing
This is a special module for the price valuation of tooling, e.g. stamping dies based on a 3D model.

Licenses

NX Progressive License Suites

NX Progressive is a suite which consists of tools for the design of progressive dies and making non-linear unfoldings.

NX Progressive Die Wizard
This is a floating suite of tools for the design of dies between NX CAD stations.

NX Progressive Die Design
This is an independent NX CAD station which comes together with tools for the design of dies NX Progressive Die Wizard.

NX One-Step Formability Analysis
It is an independent license for making a non-linear unfolding analysis using CAE calculations.

NX Die Engineering
Module for the design of transfer and tandem stamping dies.

NX & FIBERSIM
This is an integrated environment for designing and making composite products.

Tool Costing
This is a special module for the price valuation of tooling, e.g. stamping dies based on 3D geometry.

Books

eBooks do NX

eBooks are electronic books on NX CAD (in PDF format) addressed to individual users of the NX system who want to increase their qualifications in the field of using Synchronous  Technology (ST) as well as to users of other CAD systems who wish to become familiar with Synchronous Technology.
As far as the technical details are concerned, you will receive a message containing links provided to download the particular files of the NX CAD book, sent to your e-mail address given in the questionnaire. We are not, however, a non-profit organization and we reserve the right to contact selected users of our free publications.
The publications are provided only to customers of CAMdivision Sp. z o.o. or as a supplement to the free NX trial versions.

NX Synchronousbook 3
Synchronous Technology 3D

eBook – 100 pages (PDF) – 8 MB
3D files for exercises – 8 MB
Instruction videos – 640 MB

Handbook based on NX 8.0/8.5

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NX ST & Realizebook 2
Synchronous 3D i 2D

Realize Shape

eBook – 184 pages (PDF) – 32 MB
3D files for exercises – 20 MB
Instruction videos – 900 MB

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NX CAD Basicsbook 1
Solid modeling
Synchronous 3D i 2D
Realize Shape

eBook – 300 pages (PDF) – 58 MB
3D files for exercises – 30 MB
Instruction videos – 1 GB

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Printed NX CAD/CAM books

The printed handbooks are for novice and advanced users of NX software. The publications are provided only to customers of CAMdivision Sp. z o.o. or as a supplement to the free NX trial versions.

NX CAD Basicsbook 1
Color 360 pages + DVD
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Solid modelingbook 3
Color 400 pages + DVD
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INJECTION MOLDSbook 4
Color 400 pages + DVD
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NX CAM & VMbook 2
Color 524 pages + DVD
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Downloadable materials

Our business activity is not only limited to software implementation projects. We publish printed handbooks and innovative free eBooks on the Polish market. An additional source of information about the software we offer are the information materials available in the form of leaflets and video recordings of our webinars. Here you will find detailed descriptions of products and configurations and descriptions of the latest software versions.

NX CAD CAM CAE
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NX CAD MACH suites
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NX Tooling Pl
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Tests

Test versions

The NX CAD/CAM test version offers free tests of NX software which cover selected NX CAD, NX CAM and NX CAE suites or specialized NX Mold/Progressive Design type applications (design of molds and dies).

The offer is addressed to prospective customers who are interested in these solutions or wish to compare NX capabilities against the solutions which are currently being used, as well as companies already using NX software.

To be able to fully benefit from the NX CAD/CAM test version suite, we recommend using preliminary training, workshops or on-line consultations.

In the NX CAD/CAM test version suite, we provide you with:

- a test license for 7 – 30 days,
- materials on DVDs (or downloadable from ftp),
- a book to be borrowed or an eBook,
- initial, e.g., on-line training,
- support and consultations during the tests,
- test post-processor (NX CAM)

The offer is addressed to companies.
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BENEFITS OF USING
NX PROGRESSIVE FROM CAMDIVISION
 
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SHORT DESIGN TIME

NX Progressive offers a great diversity of tools which allow you to largely automate the design creation process and quickly generate complete documentation.
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FAST TOOL VALIDATION

The rich selection of available analyses provides access to design validation tools. An error captured at the design stage does not generate additional costs.
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ORDERED DESIGN PROCESS

The uniform assembly structure makes each design process repeatable.  Therefore one designer can continue another designer's design work.
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CONCURRENT WORK CAPABILITY

The simplified design management allows a few designers to work jointly without the need to install the advanced TEAMCENTER environment.
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