CAVE CREEK, AZ – Celeritive Technologies, Inc. announces the signing of a license agreement with OPEN MIND Technologies AG of Wessling, Germany. Under terms of the agreement, OPEN MIND will integrate Celeritive’s ultra high-performance toolpath engine VoluMill™ into OPEN MIND’s award-winning hyperMILL® CAD/CAM product and offer it as an option upgrade. OPEN MIND will offer VoluMill for 2-axis and 3-axis hyperMILL applications, which is expected to provide users with dramatically improved rough milling productivity.
The patent-pending VoluMill technology generates toolpaths that produce a consistent material removal rate. Their smooth, flowing motion establishes and maintains ideal milling conditions in any part shape. Reduced forces on the spindle and cutting tool enable machining hardware to be safely utilized to its full capabilities. Uniform chip formation and excellent heat dissipation result in the heretofore unachievable combination of dramatically reduced cycle times and significantly extended cutting-tool life.
“Our machining strategies now include VoluMill technology, which will enable us to respond even more efficiently to the requirements of our customers when it comes to high-performance roughing,” says OPEN MIND Technical Director Hagen Rühlich. “This seamless integration into hyperMILL optimally complements our CAM software range. In addition to the new function, hyperMILL users have access to over 50 other machining strategies developed by OPEN MIND, allowing them to easily complete any machining task.”
OPEN MIND Technologies AG develops CAD/CAM solutions used by companies to speed up, streamline and increase the efficiency of their production processes. Its products convert digital models into optimized milling and milling/turning programs for machine tools. The company has wholly-owned subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America. The company’s hyperMILL® CAD/CAM software offers a comprehensive CAM concept that integrates 2D, 3D, HSC, 5-axis, and mill/turn strategies as well as special applications in one simple user interface.
At the recent MACH 2010 trade show in Birmingham, England, hyperMILL won the prestigious “Best CAD/CAM or Control System” award during the MWP Awards Ceremony, recognized as the premiere awards ceremony for the metal cutting/manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom.
“Partnering with a prestigious company like OPEN MIND will significantly broaden the exposure for VoluMill in Europe and Asia, and increase the demand for VoluMill in all markets,” says Larry Lynott, Celeritive Technologies’ vice president of sales.
Celeritive Technologies, Inc. was founded to develop and market advanced productivity-improving CAD/CAM technologies. VoluMill™ is a patent-pending ultra high-performance toolpath engine that significantly increases machining productivity and tool life. VoluMill is a full-featured, 2- and 3-axis toolpath engine for any geometric configuration. For more information, visit the VoluMill web site at