Updates to Open Mind’s hyperMILL CAD/CAM software suite bring a range of user-friendly enhancements and new machining strategies for accurate, efficient 3D and 5-axis machining

Virtual machining, AM and automation in CAD/CAM suite.

The latest version of HyperMill from Open Mind Technologies features enhancements and machining strategies that can improve the accuracy and efficiency of 3D and 5-axis machining. The software’s Virtual Machining feature contains an Optimiser, which is designed to provide solutions beyond simulation and identifying error conditions.

These capabilities improve toolpaths that are traditionally calculated in the CAM engine, and incorporate knowledge of the part model, tooling, toolpath calculation and collision check engine, and the machine tool model with its physical constraints. The Virtual Machining Optimiser can also link individual part programmes with smooth and safe connections, enabling the cutter to remain close to the workpiece.

The latest version of hyperMill from Open Mind Technologies includes a Virtual Machining feature with an Optimiser to improve 5-axis toolpaths

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

hyperMILL Additive Manufacturing enables 5-axis simultaneous materials application with active collision avoidance for hard to reach areas

The powerful Additive Manufacturing process in hyperMILL CAM software supports 3D printing and subtractive machining on one machine tool. hyperMILL Additive Manufacturing technology offers flexible strategies for additive material applications, including filling strategies for both planes and free-form shapes, and in 2D and 3D sections.

Applications also include hybrid machining to fix damaged parts and additive machining of an existing component.

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