OPEN MIND Technologies AG at BASELWORLD 2008

hyperCAD® and hyperMILL®: Tools to realize creative ideas – in all variations – efficiently

Wessling, (PresseBox) - Easy-to-use designing and machining tools of top quality: from April 3 to 10 at BASELWORLD 2008, OPEN MIND will be presenting the latest CAD/CAM solutions for the watch and jewellery industry at Booth H62 in Hall 3.U. Offering convenient design functions with hyperCAD®, efficient programming of machine processes, and time-saving machining, the CAD/CAM solution hyperMILL® in hyperCAD® enables continuous processes that reduce production times.

Creativity instead of routine - OPEN MIND's solutions open up production alternatives that significantly shorten the path to a completed product. "hyperCAD® offers limitless possibilities in the design of watches, rings, ear jewelry, brooches, or pendants," says Ines Kaminzky, Director of Marketing Communications at OPEN MIND Technologies AG. "Thanks to the wide range of efficient machining strategies offered by hyperMILL®, jewellery pieces can be produced quickly and flexibly."

Faster Development to the Production Stage At BASELWORLD 2008, OPEN MIND introduces tools for making fully computer-aided, economical process chains a reality, from the first draft to the final product. "For example, in drafting wedding rings set with gemstones, instead of creating a prototype (a wax model) with rapid prototyping, hyperCAD® creates a CAD model that allows you to see all of the details from every possible angle," says Ines Kaminzky. "In many cases, there is no need to create a wax model."

hyperCAD® - The Easy-to-Use CAD System Simple designing, editing, and revising - the parts library in hyperCAD® enables quick and easy product variations. With the hyperCAD® function SMART OBJECTS, design elements such as ring bands can be saved and used again at any time. Design expertise can be retrieved instantly, enabling the quick realization of ideas and eliminating the need for repetitive, time-consuming tasks, while intelligent functions automate many operations and ensure a high level of working ease.

One special highlight is the Global Shape Modeling(TM) function. This function enables the quick generation and modification of model variants. Elements such as surfaces, volumes, wire frame models, and imported geometric objects can be "frozen" in their current state, while other individual or grouped elements can be bent, rotated, or shifted as needed.

A Flexible and Economical CAM Solution for Every Design The hyperMILL® CAM solution provides a comprehensive range of 2D, 3D, and 5-axis machining strategies. From holes for setting the gemstones, to undercuts when milling watch cases, to complex engraving or chasing, hyperMILL® offers the best machining strategies for every job. With the CAM solution, jewellery pieces can be milled efficiently, quickly, and with great precision and quality. hyperMILL® integrates world-leading 5-axis technology, and thanks to fully automated collision avoidance and several automations, programming is relatively simple. hyperMILL®'sMulti-axis drilling functions are especially effective for programming and machining the settings of diamonds and other stones in rings or in watch cases. As each tool movement is collision-checked against the model, the retract planes can be positioned very closely to the blank. The generated machining operations are less time-consuming.

Good Ideas in a Modern CAM Environment hyperMILL® has the most state-of-the-art programming environment. Optimized machining programs minimize machine running times, and the detailed material removal simulation creates additional process safety.

More information on request or at http://www.openmind.de, or visit OPEN MIND Technologies at BASELWORLD 2008 in Hall 3.U, Booth H62.

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 5-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.

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a Men and Machine company (www.mum.de).

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