Wessling/Germany, 30 July 2007 – With the release of hyperMILL® V9.6, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is presenting an integrated milling and turning module for its renowned CAM system. hyperMILL® millTurn facilitates complete workpiece machining on mill/turn machines with all milling and turning strategies being provided in a single CAM user interface.
hyperMILL’s comprehensive range of 2D, 3D, HSC and 5-axis machining strategies is being joined by a set of turning strategies courtesy of the new millTURN module – all within the same intuitive user interface. OPEN MIND’s award-winning CAM solution has just become a powerful programming platform for today’s cutting-edge mill/turn machines. Users can generate all their milling and turning jobs within one unified CAM application, and the machining operations only need a single set-up.
More and more manufacturers from the mechanical and tool engineering sector, the aerospace industry and the medical components sector are investing in mill/turn machines. For them, the new technology offers clear advantages. Using mill/turn machines for complete machining results in shorter machining cycles, greater accuracy, greater machining efficiency and reduced set-up times – in short, it lowers production costs.
millTURN: Complete machining for all milling and turning jobs
Programming ease and process reliability are assured by a uniform user interface for all milling and turning tasks, shared stock management, a tool database, simulation and a powerful post-processor. The seamless integration of the solution offers a number of advantages:
All turning and milling cycles can be freely combined.
Stock tracking is carried out over all turning and milling cycles.
Turning, milling and drilling tools are managed in a shared database. Blade and holder geometries are fully programmable.
Collision checking is carried out during all machining cycles and for the whole workpiece.
A postprocessor individually adapted to machines, controllers and components generates the NC codes for all turning and milling jobs.
hyperMILL’s standardised operation philosophy means that the system is simple to learn and operate. With the wide range of turning and milling strategies available, users are able to program very flexibly – right up to complex 5-axis tasks. The new millTURN module included with hyperMILL Version 9.6 offers machining strategies for turn roughing, turn finishing, grooving and thread turning.
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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 five-axis simultaneous machining.
With their hyperMILL® software, which is used in 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.
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