Award-Winning Customer Parts Showcased
OPEN MIND Debuted hyperMILL® 2012 at IMTS
IMTS is the largest American trade event for manufacturing technology, held biennially, where customers and prospects meet suppliers, and seek new directions and technologies for their investment dollars. OPEN MIND showcased three components, produced by our customers that have won awards for creativity and high quality. Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc said that "the customer components on display gave the visitors to the booth the idea that CAM software should enable and not limit their abilities to meet and surpass their customer's demands".
These eye-catching components contributed to a record number of inquiries, many of which are qualified to further explore how hyperMILL® can impact the competitiveness in their shops.
hyperMILL® 2012 enhancements focused on streamlined programming techniques and efficient manufacturing processes. These attributes have fundamental impact to prototype and short-run shops, as well as production job shops.
The new adaptive pocket technique simplifies programming by reviewing the characteristic geometry of rectangular pockets and automatically assigning best-practice tool path techniques to different categories of pockets (square, long, open, closed). In combination with Feature Recognition utilities, the geometry on simple as well as complex pockets can be organized, and then machining techniques can be dynamically assigned to obtain optimal machining. Too often, highly automated techniques rely on sub-optimal machining processes to enable to assurance and automation on the programming side.
The hyperMILL® shape-offset technique provides roughing and finishing as offsets from reference surfaces. This provides improvements to machining and leaves consistent rest material for subsequent operations, comparing to "stair-steps" that would remain after using traditional z-level procedures on a curved bottom surface. This procedure is also available in combination with hyperMAXX® high-performance roughing that is based on Celeritive Technologies' Volumill(TM) kernel.
The latest enhancement to shape-offset techniques includes axial sorting whose benefits are dramatized in shape-offset "rest machining" in corners. With axial sorting, air transition moves are reduced compared to working level by level.
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 their hyperMILL® software, which is used in the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering, medical and aerospace, and watch and jewellery 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 (www.mum.de).
Additional information is available upon request or from our website at www.openmind-tech.com.