OPEN MIND and GROB Group host free technical seminar on strategies for 5-axis machining

Bluffton, Ohio, Jun 26, 2017 – The GROB Group and OPEN MIND join forces to offer a two-day technology seminar on August 1-2, 2017. The manufacturer of universal machining centers partners with the developer of CAM/CAD systems to present highly-innovative production solutions for aerospace and other industries at GROB’s U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bluffton, Ohio.

For any shop producing complex parts, cost, time and efficient material removal are among the most important criteria for machining operations that have to meet extremely tough quality requirements. During the two-day seminar, experts from the GROB Group and OPEN MIND will demonstrate ways for companies to make their production facility much more efficient. In technical presentations alternating with live milling demonstrations, participants will learn specific manufacturing strategies to boost productivity. Presentations will include Industry 4.0 – Connected machining, as well as the perfect interplay between the latest GROB machining centers and hyperMILL®, the powerful CAM solution.

5axis tangential plane finishing for time savings of up to 90 % 
Image sources (1) : OPEN MIND 

Highly-efficient live milling demonstrations
The live milling demonstrations will show aerospace or other components milled on various GROB 5-axis universal machining centers. The G350/G550 is a unique solution for complex components, because it enables overhead (upside-down) machining for immediate and thorough chip removal. It also features a unique spindle which fully retracts from the machining area during part positioning or tool changes to eliminate any chance of collision and fully utilize the work zone. The G-modules are therefore perfectly suited to 5-sided or 5-axis simultaneous machining.

G350/G550/G750: 5-axis universal machining centers 
Image sources (2) GROB-WERKE

The NC-programs were created by means of the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package. The package offers high-power strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling. OPEN MIND, a leading manufacturer of CAM/CAD solutions, developed 5axis tangential plane finishing with conical barrel cutters specifically for the extremely efficient finishing of hard-to-reach planes. The optimization potential is enormous: 90 % time saving over conventional methods. Achieving excellent finishes, extremely short production times and longer tool life.
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About the GROB Group (

As a global, family-owned company that develops and manufactures systems and machine tools, the heart of GROB-WERKE has been beating in Mindelheim (Germany) since 1968. Our customers include the world's leading automotive manufacturers, their component suppliers and other renowned companies from diverse sectors. We are represented around the globe with our production facilities in Mindelheim (Germany), Bluffton (Ohio, USA), São Paulo (Brazil) and Dalian (China), as well as our worldwide service and sales branches.

The GROB Group employees around 5,600 people and generates over 1 billion euro in revenue from all around the world. As a family-owned company, we constantly aspire to achieve quality, precision and sustained growth through our own efforts.

About OPEN MIND Technologies (

OPEN MIND Technologies AG ranks among the most sought-after manufacturers of powerful CAM programming solutions, independent of the machine and control system being used.

OPEN MIND develops optimally-matched CAM solutions with a high level of unique innovations for significantly better performance – in both programming and machining. Strategies such as 2.5D-, 3D- and 5-axis milling, as well as mill turning and machining operations such as HSC and HPC are compactly integrated into the hyperMILL® CAM system. hyperMILL® creates the best possible benefits for the customer through the perfect interplay with all standard CAD solutions, as well as through highly-automated programming.

Frame structure part from aluminum: Produced on
a G550 5-axis universal machining center
with the hyperMILL® CAMM solution
Image sources (3) GROB-WERKE & OPEN MIND

Blisk segment from aluminum: Produced on
a G350/G550 5axis universal machining center
with the hyperMILL® CAMM solution 
Image sources (3) GROB-WERKE & OPEN MIND

According to the "NC Market Analysis Report 2017" by CIMdata, OPEN MIND ranks among the world's top 5 CAM/CAD manufacturers. The CAM/CAD systems from OPEN MIND meet the toughest requirements in tool, mold and machine construction for the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors. OPEN MIND is involved in all important markets in Asia, Europe and America and is a company of the Mensch und Maschine Group.

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