OPEN MIND Technologies at SolidWorks World 2012
hyperMILL®, one of the world's most modern CAM programming systems, is available to all SolidWorks® users in their own familiar software environment. The current version includes many new features and functions to achieve more performance and less programming time. hyperMILL® 2011 is based on automated programming and the clever utilisation of existing manufacturing know-how, by offering various functions that help you gain simple, user-friendly and time-saving workflows. New strategies and optimisation functions are available in 2D machining as well as 5axis simultaneous milling and turning. General functions, such as enhanced stock definition and rest material display, or the job-list-based editing of tool paths, simplify daily work. Highlights like intelligent macros, new 5axis shape offset machining and the hyperMILL® API offer several new ways to program and manufacture more efficiently. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the advantages and potential of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks® both at OPEN MIND's booth, number 412.
5axis machining and optimisations
New functions and optimised strategies further lower the programming burden and help to obtain better milling results. The new shape offset roughing and finishing function offers a strategy for the 5axis machining of surfaces with a uniform offset, with simple programming and while avoiding the formation of 'stair-steps' that would be common with Z-level roughing approaches. Improved 5axis swarf cutting results in better surface quality. New contour milling features allow for better control when using large milling tools.
Further time savings with 64-bit support
64-bit support means that users have more memory at their disposal. This means that many calculations can be carried out considerably faster. These features are especially useful when machining large models, which require a large number of job steps and toolpaths. hyperMILL® users thus benefit from further time savings in their day-to-day work.
Seamless integration for continuous processing
Thanks to the seamless integration of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks®, continuous processes can be easily implemented using a unified database. Both the CAD and CAM systems use the same data model. The result is a high degree of transparency and error prevention throughout the entire machining process. This also means that SolidWorks® users always work under the same user interface. The hyperMILL® CAM software can be accessed via the SolidWorks® interface using the hyperMILL® button. hyperMILL® offers CAM strategies for every requirement: All 2D, 3D, HSC and 5axis milling strategies, right through to mill-turning and special applications are available directly within SolidWorks®.
hyperMILL® for SolidWorks®: Certified Gold Product
In designating hyperMILL® as a 'Certified Gold Product', SolidWorks® conferred its highest award based on outstanding integration, quality and interoperability in relation to its own CAD environment.
OPEN MIND Technologies AG
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, medical and aerospace, and watch and jewellery industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and North America.
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a Mensch und Maschine company (www.mum.de).
Additional information is available upon request or from our website at www.openmind-tech.com