OPEN MIND to exhibit hyperMILL® aerospace functions at Westec 2012
hyperMILL® provides a broad set of cutter path strategies ranging from 2.5D through 5-axis, plus mill-turn, and also with specialty applications for multi-blade and single-blade turbomachinery, tire molds and dental restorative components. Recent product development and new licenses have included applications for the aerospace, energy, and defense business matching the west coast market.
One example is the innovative shape-offset roughing and finishing techniques that are used for programming shaped surfaces. Techniques exist for pocket roughing, side-wall finishing and rest machining. The roughing has an innovative option utilizing the hyperMAXX® high performance roughing module, based on Celeritive's Volumill(TM) kernel. This roughing technique brings high performance roughing to multi-axis applications. The entire suite of shape-offset methods is used for 4- or 5-axis machining, depending on the source geometry. Applications may be for engine casing, structural components, tire molds, or cylindrical roll-dies.
The turbomachinery solutions have recently achieved high praise from new users. Recent enhancements have focused on reducing roughing cycle times and improving surface finish and machining cycle times with newer smoothing techniques. "The multi-blade turbomachinery application has been well-received in the market, clearly surpassing the performance of general-purpose CAM solutions and being competitive with single-purpose niche applications, that are limited when you need to turn the outer contours or machine associated hardware", states Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA.
OPEN MIND also develops and offers custom postprocessors for milling machines and mill-turn machines that take advantage of advanced machine control functions. Customers often overlook the importance of a solid postprocessor. The postprocessors are often linked to custom machine models, used with OPEN MIND's material removal and collision checking simulation utility, or by export to third party programs such as CG Tech's Vericut® and Spring's NC Simul.
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.