(WELLESLEY HILLS, MASSACHUSETTS) – During IMTS 2006, OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc. has presented hyperMILL 9.5, the most recent version of its successful CAM software: not only with fascinating software demonstrations at its own booth (D-3306), but also at its partners’ booths, DMG (A-8501). There has been many machining demonstrations and display parts with other partners Breton (A-9310), EMUGE (E-2745), Hermle (A-8161), Makino (A-8301), Mikron (A-8535), and OMV (A-8050).
From 2D to Simultaneous 5-axis with hyperMILL 9.5
If you want to be able to respond quickly and flexibly to changing requirements, you need a powerful CAM software system. This also means having access to a wide range of machining strategies. hyperMILL offers strategies for 2D, 3D, 3+2 and for 5-axis simultaneous machining under one user-friendly interface. The concept is enhanced with powerful specialized applications for multi-blade, single-blade and tube milling, all using the same straightforward user interface.
The greatly enhanced feature technology of hyperMILL 9.5 also helps standardize the programming of recurring or similar geometries. This is made possible by more flexible feature definitions. Whereas previously geometry information for typical 2D machining steps such as holes and pockets was used as features, you can now use any characteristic geometry to automate the programming of recurring steps. A further important addition is that machining strategies and tools can be defined as macros. After definition, the macros are automatically assigned to the detected features.
Furthermore, the new hyperMILL 9.5 includes a new, advanced generation of collision-control and avoidance techniques. In 5-axis simultaneous machining, tool positions can be automatically calculated without defining guide curves. All you need to enter is a preference angle. This is possible because collision checking now extends to the entire part.
CAD-integrated CAM solutions
Alongside integration in its own hyperCAD® CAD system, OPEN MIND Technologies is now offering full integration of the CAM system in Autodesk Mechanical® Desktop, Autodesk Inventor® and Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire. The integrated hyperMILL in Autodesk Inventor was recently certified for Autodesk Inventor 11.
The CAD-integrated CAM solutions offer advantages especially in the areas of user-friendliness, process safety and integrated process chains. Users can rely on a familiar working environment, facilitating the training phase and user acceptance. Both the CAD and the CAM systems access the same uniform database. Interface problems are also eliminated this way.
Postprocessors are the link between the CAM system on the one side and the machine and controller on the other. So as to ensure that the quality and performance of the CAM programs are not lost to the controller and the machine, OPEN MIND Technologies has developed postprocessors individually adapted to the machines, controllers and components used. In this way, for example, the controller’s capabilities – control cycles, path correction, program part repetition and definable work planes – can be used more efficiently. Another consideration is that there are differences among machines of the same model, e.g. their table size or limits may vary. All this, as well as the range of manufacturing processes, is taken into account when developing postprocessors for each customer. The outcome: tailor-made solutions for the best possible milling result.
About OPEN MIND Technologies AG
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 over 7,500 licences sold across the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and North America. OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a Mensch und Maschine company (
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