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Open Mind Technologies has announced that its Hypermill computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solution has now been integrated into the Autodesk Inventor 2012 mechanical design and engineering software.

Digital prototyping using Autodesk Inventor gives manufacturers the ability to digitally design, visualise and simulate how a product will work under real-world conditions before it is built, helping to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

According to Open Mind, data associativity enables continuous processes when the two systems are combined.

It is now possible to have CAM operations automatically updated in Hypermill if changes are made to the computer-aided design (CAD) models.

Key benefits

  • Sharing access to the same database and using Hypermill from the CAD user interface is said to increase speed and efficiency, help prevent errors and reduce the user’s overall workload.
  • The integration offers the user efficient processes, transparency and precision throughout all manufacturing steps while also ensuring high accuracy, according to Carl White, director of Inventor digital design product management at Autodesk.
  • The integration of Hypermill allows users to directly access the optimal machining strategy for their product in a continuous workflow using the familiar user interface for the CAD application; this is intended to ensure a seamless process from design through to manufacturing.

Open Mind Technologies

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 and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and North America.  

OPEN MIND’s solutions feature a user-friendly interface and the largest range of 2D, 3D and 5axis modules available to users. In addition, the company delivers a fully integrated product concept encompassing CAD solutions, plug-ins, interfaces and postprocessors that cover the entire manufacturing process from design to manufacture. We take our innovative ideas, long-time CAD experience and milling expertise and create technologically sound CAM strategies. OPEN MIND has made a name for itself internationally as a pioneer in innovative 5axis technologies. What makes OPEN MIND and its products special is the unique blend of computing and production expertise, experience and vision, and international character and individual service. This combination of qualities results in a constant stream of new ideas that help companies optimise their production processes.  

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