OPEN MIND To Highlight High Productivity, Precision Strategies in Advanced hyperMILL® CAD/CAM Software Suite at Southtec

OPEN MIND Technologies, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, will be highlighting the advanced capabilities of its latest hyperMILL® CAD/CAM software suite at Southtec Booth #1613 located at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, SC from October 24-26, 2023. Highly productive programming and machining strategies in hyperMILL® enable accurate, efficient 2.5D, 3D, precision 5-Axis and mill/ turn machining. Attendees will learn about the latest hyperMILL® CAM strategies for digital twins and real-time simulation via virtual machining, as well as automation capabilities, additive manufacturing, real-time data sharing and more.

hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining provides postprocessing, and G-code simulation including a VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer which improves toolpaths that are traditionally calculated in the CAM engine. The Optimizer also incorporates knowledge of the part model, tooling, the toolpath calculation and collision check engine, and the machine tool model (a.k.a. digital twins) with its physical constraints. New, improved linking logic in hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer for 5-axis table-table machines will be highlighted. The VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer module links individual part programs by automatically calculating smooth and safe connections between a retract move and subsequent insert, including optimization of clearance planes.

Attendees can also see a hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining capability for Additive Manufacturing processes, where machines often have limited axis ranges. The hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer can be used during NC code generation to simulate and optimize additive tool paths.

The powerful ADDITIVE Manufacturing technology offers flexible strategies for additive material applications on additive machines, hybrid machines (additive and subtractive on one platform), or robotic delivery systems. The additive techniques include filling strategies for both planes and free-form shapes, in 2D or 3D sections. Applications include creating new components, repairing damaged components or adding features to an existing component, or cladding layers for surface hardening with similar or dissimilar materials.

A hyperMILL® Automation Center allows users to automate job list creation processes in hyperCAD®-S, and is available as a development or runtime environment. New features also include the ability to select and position a clamping device, as well as define a uniform process for all programmers.

Supporting industry’s critical data sharing initiatives to achieve a streamlined flow of information resulting in significant productivity increases, hyperMILL® CAM software provides an interface for “connectivity” to systems that handle manufacturing-relevant data. Attendees will learn how to strategically and automatically load CAD data, and feed CAM data and NC codes back into data-handling systems such as various Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and more. hyperMILL® also imports tool data from various manufacturers to create 3D tool data and technology parameters for “true-to-detail” simulation. Tool data connectivity is helpful for inventory control and more.

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About OPEN MIND Technologies AG

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is one of the world’s leading developers of powerful CAD/CAM solutions for machine and controller-independent programming. OPEN MIND develops optimized CAD/CAM solutions that include a large number of innovative and unique features that can deliver significantly higher performance in both programming and machining. hyperMILL® is a completely modular CAD/CAM solution that provides state-of-the-art CAM technologies on its own CAD platform: from 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis machining as well as turning strategies and solutions for additive manufacturing, HSC and HPC machining. Whether automation, simulation or virtual machine – trendsetting technologies expand the product range and enable continuous digital process chains. Special applications, the perfect interaction with all popular CAD solutions and a customer-oriented service complete the product range. According to the “NC Market Analysis Report 2023” compiled by CIMdata, hyperMILL® is ranked in the top four CAD/CAM solutions worldwide. The innovative CAD/CAM technologies fulfil the highest demands in the automotive, tool and mold manufacturing, production machining, medical, job shops, energy, semiconductor and aerospace industries. OPEN MIND’s majority stake in manufacturing execution system (MES) developer Hummingbird expands the CAD/CAM manufacturer’s product portfolio and enhances the range of connected digitalized manufacturing technologies. OPEN MIND is a Mensch und Maschine company and has subsidiaries and qualified sales partners on all continents.

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