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CAM Software Slam Dunks 5-Axis Machining Application



OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a developer of CAM software solutions, has announced its hyperMILL CAM software has provided 5-axis programming to replicate a basketball hoop. The basketball hoop was machined on a GROB G350 5-axis machining center using conical ball barrel cutters from OSG.

Starting with a 180 lb. block of aluminum and using a 12.6" (320 mm) length cutting tool, the finished basketball hoop was milled to 1 1b. 4 oz., a 99.3% material reduction. The hoop has an intricate design that was machined to the finest levels of detail.

The application showcases hyperMILL's extreme high-performance capability for complex 5-axis machining including milling deep pockets and finishing curved shapes. Superior collision control enables a long cutting tool to cut in extremely tight contours. The outer regions were machined with hyperMILL MAXX Machining roughing applied with a 5-axis shape-offset roughing process. hyperMILL provides users a broad array of features designed to improve their manufacturing process with high speed and flexibility.

For more information contact:

OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.

1492 Highland Ave., Unit 3

Needham, MA 02492

888-516-1232

info.americas@openmind-tech.com

www.openmind-tech.com

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