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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

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
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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.

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.

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