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Open Mind Technologies has designed the Hypermaxx roughing module to deliver optimal milling paths and maximum material removal to minimise machining times.

The module has been fully integrated into Hypermill and is said to enable the customer to achieve shorter cycle times, increased tool life and increased machine life.

Hypermaxx performs climb milling with optimised cutting conditions allowing a large volume of material to be removed efficiently and with high process stability.

The module is based on technology that enables dynamic feed-rate adjustment to existing cutting conditions.

The fully automated dynamic feed-rate and in-feed adjustment facilitate fast and gentle climb milling to deliver cutting conditions that can enhance surface finishes as well as productivity performance.

The Hypermaxx roughing module is optional and generates distributed 3D milling paths.

Using Hypermaxx can reduce the wear and tear on both the machine tool and cutting tools.

By dynamically adjusting the feed rate, Hypermaxx maximises machining speed, rather than using the feed-rate settings that are required for a corner or other worst-condition situations, resulting in shorter production cycles.

As it is fully integrated into Hypermill, there is no need to open any additional software tools, change the program or adjust the post-processor.

Utilising its climb milling mode, Hypermaxx distributes even loads on the tools and machine, resulting in increased service life.

Automatic rounding of the tool paths in the event of abrupt directional changes further help to ease the wear and tear of the machine.

The prevention of extreme tool movements and sharp edges further enhance surface quality.

Open Mind said that the high performance of Hypermaxx is made possible by intelligent automated functions, such as a feature that accounts for the material type and dynamically optimises both the feed rate and infeed during 3D arbitrary stock roughing.

This option is integrated with Hypermill’s roughing procedure to simplify the learning and implementation.

Hypermaxx offers two selectable functions: the ‘opening cut’ option for full-cut machining of areas that are difficult to reach; and a ‘lateral cutting only’ option that enables trochoidal-style movements without full cutting.

This plunge macro always creates a complete helix or ramp movement and automatically determines the helix radius.

This enables up to 100 per cent of the cutting tool to be used by in-feeding, with no rest material remaining.

Open Mind is currently planning a number of technical seminars to inform CAM users of the features of Hypermaxx.

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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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