OPEN MIND and CGTech Announce Renewed Agreement

November 15, 2012 - OPEN MIND, developer of hyperMILL, software for programming CNC machine tools, and CGTech, developer of VERICUT software for simulating CNC machine tools, announced today a renewed agreement between their two companies. As part of this relationship, the two companies work closely to provide seamless integration between their products and customer support. CGTech and OPEN MIND have already worked together to create an interface between hyperMILL and VERICUT. The interface, which continues to be enhanced, is designed to help their mutual customers create a better machining process by providing an easy way to verify hyperMILL’s post-processed machining paths in VERICUT.

“hyperMILL provides innovative techniques for 2.5-axis through 5-axis milling and drilling, mill-turn, and specialised niche applications. These solutions are intended to streamline programming time and reduce cutting time and risk at the machine tool. Many of our customer’s work processes mandate part program simulation and they are most often using VERICUT. The hyperMILL to Vericut data interface provides high assurance for the transfer of information between these software products,” states Adrian Smith, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies UK Ltd.

By simulating CNC programs on a computer without using the actual machine tool, hyperMILL users can realize significant savings by reducing machine cycle time, improving work quality and maximising throughput. Possible programming errors are identified sooner without putting the actual machine tool at risk.

“CGTech’s VERICUT product is recognised as the industry leader in NC program simulation,” says John Reed, Managing Director, CGTech Ltd.  “Machine tool advances in recent years, with the associated increase in CNC machining process complexity has made accurate machine tool and cutting simulation a requirement. hyperMILL’s strength at machining very complex geometries, combined with VERICUT’s strength at simulating sophisticated machining strategies on complex machine configurations, produces a very capable solution for high-end manufacturers’ most challenging machining problems.”

About CGTech

Headquartered in Irvine, California CGTech specialises in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimisation and analysis software technology for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has set the standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency. With subsidiaries in Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy and UK and a network of resellers worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at cgtech.com, call +44 (0)1273 773538 or email Email Contact

About OPEN MIND

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products, from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5-axis simultaneous machining. With over 13,000 licenses sold across the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the key markets around the world. OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a subsidiary of Man and Machine ( www.mum.de).

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