Solid Edge Manufacturing
Solid Edge manufacturing solutions enable you to build world class products accurately and efficiently using the latest manufacturing techniques.
Solid Edge manufacturing solutions help manufacturers to define and execute a wide range of traditional and new manufacturing processes including CNC machining, nesting, cutting, bending, molding, welding, assembling, 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
These software solutions work directly on your Solid Edge part, sheet metal and assembly models ensuring accurate and efficient manufacturing processes, and the manufacturing instructions created using these solutions can be easily updated to reflect any changes in the underlying design.
Essential CAD CAM Software
Efficiently program your CNC machine tools using CAM Express, a comprehensive, highly flexible system that allows you to maximize the capabilities of your existing machines and the latest machining technology. Available in cost effective packages together with Solid Edge, or as add-on modules, CAM Express provides powerful NC programming and feature based machining capabilities that are easy to deploy and learn.
Advanced CAD CAM Techniques
Advanced computer aided manufacturing techniques including 5 axis milling and mill-turn machining are available through add-on CAM Express modules. Comprehensive machine simulation is also available for machine motion analysis and clash detection helping to ensure safety and avoiding expensive mistakes in the machining process.
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
Solid Edge supports the latest 3D printing and additive manufacturing techniques with a “3D Print” command that outputs your Solid Edge models to both the .stl file format and the Microsoft 3D Builder app. You can also directly upload your designs to cloud-based 3D printing services and instantly receive quotes for manufacturing your parts in a variety of materials.
Sheet Metal Manufacturing
Solid Edge streamlines the entire sheet metal design and manufacturing process, from sheet metal design through flat pattern creation, nesting, cutting and bending. Solid Edge includes sheet metal-specific features, like emboss, dimple, contour flange, straight brake and etch; and these features are supported by integrated manufacturing apps to speed production while improving quality and reducing costs.
Fabrication and Welding
Designing structural frames and specifying the welds and fasteners required to assemble frames and other fabrications is fast and easy using Solid Edge. You can specify different weld types in the Solid Edge Part environment, and then document these welds using international drafting standards in Solid Edge Drafting.