OPEN MIND Technologies at SolidWorks World 2012


hyperMILL For SolidWorks

Wessling, Germany, January 2012 – The SolidWorks World 2012 Conference is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from February 12-15, 2012. For these four days, this event will once again be the industry meeting place for SolidWorks® users from all over the world. OPEN MIND Technologies will present its successful CAM solution hyperMILL® as a fully integrated solution for SolidWorks® at booth 412 in the Sails Pavilion. For the first time the current release hyperMILL® 2011 is presented in the United States.

hyperMILL®, one of the world’s most modern CAM programming systems, is available to all SolidWorks® users in their own familiar software environment. The current version includes many new features and functions to achieve more performance and less programming time. hyperMILL® 2011 is based on automated programming and the clever utilisation of existing manufacturing know-how, by offering various functions that help you gain simple, user-friendly and time-saving workflows. New strategies and optimisation functions are available in 2D machining as well as 5axis simultaneous milling and turning. General functions, such as enhanced stock definition and rest material display, or the job-list-based editing of tool paths, simplify daily work. Highlights like intelligent macros, new 5axis shape offset machining and the hyperMILL® API offer several new ways to program and manufacture more efficiently. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the advantages and potential of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks® both at OPEN MIND’s booth, number 412.  

5axis machining and optimisations

New functions and optimised strategies further lower the programming burden and help to obtain better milling results. The new shape offset roughing and finishing function offers a strategy for the 5axis machining of surfaces with a uniform offset, with simple programming and while avoiding the formation of ‘stair-steps’ that would be common with Z-level roughing approaches. Improved 5axis swarf cutting results in better surface quality. New contour milling features allow for better control when using large milling tools.

Further time savings with 64-bit support

64-bit support means that users have more memory at their disposal. This means that many calculations can be carried out considerably faster. These features are especially useful when machining large models, which require a large number of job steps and toolpaths. hyperMILL® users thus benefit from further time savings in their day-to-day work.

Seamless integration for continuous processing

Thanks to the seamless integration of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks®, continuous processes can be easily implemented using a unified database. Both the CAD and CAM systems use the same data model. The result is a high degree of transparency and error prevention throughout the entire machining process. This also means that SolidWorks® users always work under the same user interface. The hyperMILL® CAM software can be accessed via the SolidWorks® interface using the hyperMILL® button. hyperMILL® offers CAM strategies for every requirement: All 2D, 3D, HSC and 5axis milling strategies, right through to mill-turning and special applications are available directly within SolidWorks®.

hyper MILL® for SolidWorks®: Certified Gold Product

In designating hyperMILL® as a ‘Certified Gold Product’, SolidWorks® conferred its highest award based on outstanding integration, quality and interoperability in relation to its own CAD environment.

Additional information is available on request or from our website at www.openmind-tech.com.

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