×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

modeling acme thread for 3d printing in NX 12

modeling acme thread for 3d printing in NX 12

modeling acme thread for 3d printing in NX 12

(OP)
in the past... you could model any style thread and send it to 3D printer, now you have no choice (this is a question not a statement) of the style of thread?? really with the current availability of 3d printers and Siemens decided to stop offering it??? is there a work around other than sweep????

Cj Silver
Tooling Engineer
Live everyday like no one is watching...

RE: modeling acme thread for 3d printing in NX 12

when was the "past" ?
I have NX6 and later installed, the image is NX7.5.
I am not that sure that any other thread profiles ( similar to UN/Metric) was possible when you selected the "full feature" option.





Edit , i now know what an Acme thread is.
https://www.natool.com/blog/2016/12/acme-vs-trapez...

Have you tried playing with the variables for the detail thread, having it produce an Acme ?

RE: modeling acme thread for 3d printing in NX 12

I'm not aware of any Acme Thread modeling function. The only thread-form modeling function built into UG/NX was for normal screw threads. If you need to create an actual model of an Acme-style thread, you'll have to model the thread profile and then use a swept function to create the final model.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

White Paper - The Evolving Landscape of Commercial Battery-Powered Trucks
What’s driving the evolving landscape of truck electrification? What are the barriers, motivators and strategies for accelerating the electric transition? What insights and resources are available for today’s design engineers working to achieve industry disruption and evolution? For answers to these and other pertinent questions, read this white paper. Download Now
eBook - Rethink Your PLM
A lot has changed since the 90s. You don't surf the Web using dial-up anymore, so why are you still using a legacy PLM solution that's blocking your ability to innovate? To develop and launch products today, you need a flexible, cloud-based PLM, not a solution that's stuck in the past. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close