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At Solidworks World 2014 in San Diego, US, on 26–29 January 2014, Open Mind Technologies will present the efficient, tool-friendly manufacturing strategies available in Hypermill 2013, a ‘Certified Gold’ CAM system.

The company is also set to make a presentation in the Certified Partner Theater on 26 January. The presentation, focused on customer Dynamic Air Engineering, is entitled ‘Speciality machine shop expands capability using Hypermill Gold CAM solution’.

The ‘Certified Gold’ status of Hypermill ensures compatibility for Solidworks users and its functionality is available in the familiar Solidworks software environment.

With Hypermill 2013, barrel cutters can now be used optimally. The five-axis shape offset finishing machining strategy uses the large effective radius of the barrel cutter with a point milling contact style. The result is to provide the same surface finish as ball endmill cutting with far fewer passes.

Solidworks World 2014 will take place in the San Diego Convention Centre. Open Mind will be situated at Booth 516.

Key features and benefits

  • With the new version of Hypermill, Solidworks users can use a machining strategy jointly developed by Open Mind and a German automotive manufacturer. The new ‘rib milling’ cycle supports tool makers who need to mill deep, narrow cavities for ribs in their moulds.
  • The dynamics of modern machine tools carry the danger of jerky movements that put unnecessary strain on machine structures and cutting tools. Open Mind therefore places great emphasis on gentle movements that are easier on the machine. For example, the new ‘advanced contour compensation’ function makes it possible to analyse toolpaths at areas where sudden changes in direction take place.
  • It is possible to use Solidworks to take decisive influence on production times. This is achieved with Hypermaxx, a cutting module fully integrated into Hypermill. This roughing module ensures optimal milling paths with maximum material removal. Milling always takes place at the fastest possible feed rate.
  • The seamless integration of Hypermill for Solidworks and the use of a common database facilitates the implementation of continuous processes. Both the CAD and the CAM systems use the same data model. The result is a high degree of transparency and error prevention throughout the entire machining process.

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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