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CAM Software for Complex Components

OPEN MIND Technologies AG will be showcasing the advanced capabilities of its latest hyperMILL CAM software. In addition to the latest CAM software capabilities, attendees can preview key new features included in the upcoming release of hyperMILL 2019.1.

The latest versions of hyperMILL have a range of new features and enhancements including greater blending capabilities, 3-D-optimized roughing and finishing, global fitting, rotational abilities for CAD electrode applications - and virtual machining simulation. Developed with Industry 4.0 in mind, hyperMILL VIRTUAL machining enables constant real-time bi-directional communication between the machine tool controller and a remote hyperMILL VIRTUAL machining simulation, improving manufacturing workflow.

Peter Brambs, Director of Product Innovation at OPEN MIND Technologies, will present "How Virtual Machining CAM Technology Solution Improves Manufacturing Workflow" on September 13 from 1:15 PM - 2:10 PM in Room W194-A at McCormick Place. To learn more and register for this conference, visit (

For reduced programming time and improved milling, IMTS attendees can learn about two new functions in hyperMILL for 3-D Z-level Shape Finishing. These include an "Automatic Face Extension" capability that can be used during programming to extend the selected milling surfaces, eliminating the need to modify the milling faces in the CAD system beforehand. Barrel cutters (in addition to general, tangential and conical barrel cutters) can also now be used for 3-D Z-level Shape Finishing. 3-D Optimized Roughing has also been enhanced, to ensure that multiple allowances are taken into account when free tool geometries are used.

"hyperMILL CAM software from OPEN MIND enables revolutionary 5-axis strategies for fast, easy-to-use programming, resulting in reduced cycle times and high quality surface finishes. The integrated hyperMILL MAXX Machining finishing module, a performance package of the hyperMILL CAM software suite, is the CAM programming source enabling the use of conical barrel cutter technology to reduce machining cycle times by over 90%," said a company spokesperson. It is suitable for planar, ruled and curved surfaces often found in complex 5-Axis components. hyperMILL MAXX Machining offers three modules for finishing, roughing and drilling.

Attendees can learn about some new features planned for the hyperMILL 2019.1 release including high precision machining using ball end mills and equidistant machining with multiple island capabilities to create better surface finishes. Visitors are also invited speak with the OPEN MIND experts to learn about the new, efficient rollFEED turning strategy in hyperMILL.

A basketball hoop that was successfully machined using 5-axis programming from hyperMILL will be on display in OPEN MIND's IMTS booth, where visitors can apply their hoop shooting skills. 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 lb. 4 oz., a 99.3% material reduction. The hoop has an intricate design that was machined to fine levels of detail.

For more information contact:

OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.

1492 Highland Ave., Unit 3

Needham, MA 02492


IMTS 2018 Level 3, Booth E-133351

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