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Open Mind Technologies received the ‘Best CAD/CAM or Control System’ award at Mach 2010 for its Hypermill computer-aided-manufacturing system, which is used in the motorsport and aerospace sectors.

As part of its entry, the company had to present the functions and benefits of Hypermill along with industrial examples of where the system has benefited end users.

Examples included extensive trials with a number of Formula 1 (F1) teams as well as with Ilmor, an F1 engine manufacturer.

The entry highlighted how Hypermill has benefited end users with cycle time reductions in excess of 50 per cent and setup time reductions of more than 40 per cent when measured against competitors.

Added to this were industrial examples of improved surface finishes, collision avoidance, optimised tool paths and improved tool life, all helping to reduce manufacturing costs.

According to Open Mind, the Hypermill package is also being increasingly chosen for the aerospace industry.

Industrial examples for the aerospace industry highlighted how the feature-recognition function has cut programming times by 40 per cent and overall production times by 50 per cent for aerospace subcontractor Long and Marshall.

Additional demonstrations highlighted where Hypermill has benefited the aerospace industry with examples from Flexible Machining Systems, Atlantic Precision and Midland Aerospace.

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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