OPEN MIND technical presentation at amerimold 2012 conference - “How to Successfully Employ Five-Axis machining”

June 11, 2012 - Needham MA – OPEN MIND Technologies USA will participate at the amerimold 2012 technical conference in the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan on June 13, 2012. OPEN MIND Account Manager John Welch will make a technical presentation entitled “How to Successfully Employ Five-Axis Machining”, together with panelists Gary Eckel, Programming Manager at Freeman Engineered Tooling Solutions, and Greg Pozzo, Application Team Leader at Makino. The session will be moderated by Tim Atwood of MSI Mold Builders.

ameri mold is derived from the previous MoldMaking Technology Show (Gardner Publications) and is now co-sponsored by the same group that also produces the successful Euromold show. The event will include a tradeshow floor, a technical conference, and networking opportunities all dedicated to advancing business and technology in tooling, moldmaking, design and development.

Recent enhancements to hyperMILL include feedrate analysis and toolpath optimization using VoluMill(tm) technology, improved stock definition and roughing, faster calculations, 5-axis shape offset roughing and finishing, improved toolpath editing and a new report designer.

The panel will examine the benefits, challenges and best practice approaches to five-axis machining-including a look at the role of the machine tool and software from a mold manufacturer and technology provider perspective. Panelists will share best practices and explain the important considerations of machine kinematics when programming full five-axis versus 4+1 or 3+2 axis, and the related issues with accuracy that must be dealt with, as well as new developments in five-axis machining.

OPEN MIND Managing Director Alan Levine states that hyperMILL® provides a rational “multi-axis” technology set to users, combining 3-axis, 3+2 machining on tilted workplanes, 4+1 motion with one locked rotary axis, and full 5-axis toolpaths. These solutions are presented through a consistent user interface and the technology levels are often determined by the software based on collision detection and avoidance results, keeping the programming easy for the user.


About OPEN MIND Technologies

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex moulds and parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products, from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5axis simultaneous machining.

With their hyperMILL® software, which is used in the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering, medical and aerospace, and watch and jewellery industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and North America.

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