hyperMILL®: CAM fully integrated with the CAD interface
OPEN MIND at SOLIDWORKS World 2015
Due to its outstanding integration, quality and interoperability in relation to its own CAD environment, hyperMILL® has been named a 'Certified Gold' product by the Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. OPEN MIND is taking this opportunity to show the SOLIDWORKS® community the options hyperMILL® has on offer for the transition from construction to manufacturing.
3D shape Z-level finishing
When it comes to Z-level finishing, CAD systems usually simply follow the X and Y coordinates. If the bottom surface is curved, the milling result is not optimal and it is necessary to perform a number of rework machining steps. 3D shape Z-level finishing with hyperMILL® makes it possible to reference curved bottom surfaces, after which the milling paths are aligned. This means that the milling tool nestles optimally along the boundary edge between the bottom and the wall. All intermediate levels are offsets of the bottom plane.
2D plunge milling
During 2D plunge milling, the material is removed solely by plunging a milling tool. The advantage of the new cycle, which can be used for both roughing and finishing, lies in the fast machining of materials that are difficult to cut.
OPEN MIND Technologies AG
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAM/CAD software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex moulds and parts. OPEN MIND is one of the world's five largest providers of CAM solutions according to the NC Market Analysis Report 2014 compiled by the CIMdata market research company.
OPEN MIND offers an extensive selection of products ranging from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5axis simultaneous machining.
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all key markets in Asia, Europe and America 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 a Mensch und Maschine company (www.mum.de).