hyperMILL® 2012 in the spotlight

OPEN MIND: AMB 2012 - A complete success

Wessling, (PresseBox) - An onslaught of visitors and questions on the new 2012 version of the hyperMILL® CAM software - AMB 2012 was a complete success for OPEN MIND. Visitors searching for increased efficiency in their NC manufacturing were visibly impressed by the software's automatic programming options and machining strategies.

A BMW ALPINA show car at the OPEN MIND stand was a true visitor magnet that demonstrated the role hyperMILL® software plays in NC manufacturing at ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG.

The perfect tool path

Like a race car driver looking for the perfect racing line, OPEN MIND strives to continue to optimise tool paths in NC manufacturing. Pocket milling has been improved in the 3D roughing area. As a result, when machining pockets, the ramp can be moved continuously in one direction. The pocket is then cleared from the outside in. Advantage: Thanks to the continuous inward movement of the ramp, the tool path is optimised, and zig-zag movements are avoided. The job linking function can also be used for 2D machining with hyperMILL® 2012. Multiple machining steps that use the same tool can be combined into a single job, thereby reducing fast travel and redundant movements.

Visitors to the trade fair were presented with further examples of improvements in 5axis machining, such as axial sorting of boundary settings or new strategies for machining impellers and blisks.

Automatic selection of machining strategies

hyperMILL® 2012 provides other new features that help to reduce programming and manufacturing times. For example, the new 'adaptive pocket' machining mode allows for automated programming of rectangular pockets. Individual parts of a machining job are automatically classified into the categories closed and open pockets or rectangular levels. Depending on how accessible the section is for the tool and its size in relation to the pocket contour, hyperMILL® automatically selects the most suitable machining method: spiral, contour-parallel or peeling.

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.

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