As part of this relationship, the two companies work closely to provide seamless integration between their products and customer support. CGTech and OPEN MIND have already worked together to create an interface between hyperMILL and VERICUT. The interface, which continues to be enhanced, is designed to help their mutual customers create a better machining process by providing an easy way to verify hyperMILL’s post-processed machining paths in VERICUT.
“hyperMILL provides innovative techniques for 2.5-axis through 5-axis milling and drilling, mill-turn, and specialized niche applications. These solutions are intended to streamline programming time and reduce cutting time and risk at the machine tool. Many of our customer’s work processes mandate part program simulation and they are most often using VERICUT. The hyperMILL to VERICUT® data interface provides high assurance for the transfer of information between these software products,” states Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.
By simulating CNC programs on a computer without using the actual machine tool, hyperMILL users can realize significant savings by reducing machine cycle time, improving work quality and maximizing throughput. Possible programming errors are identified sooner without putting the actual machine tool at risk.
“CGTech’s VERICUT product is recognized as the industry leader in NC program simulation,” says Bill Hasenjaeger, CGTech’s Product Marketing Manager. “Machine tool advances in recent years, with the associated increase in CNC machining process complexity has made accurate machine tool and cutting simulation a requirement. hyperMILL’s strength at machining very complex geometries, combined with VERICUT’s strength at simulating sophisticated machining strategies on complex machine configurations, produces a very capable solution for high-end manufacturers’ most challenging machining problems.”
Headquartered in Irvine, California CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization and analysis software technology for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has set the standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency. CGTech also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated composite, drilling, and fastening machinery. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at cgtech.com, call (949) 753-1050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About OPEN MIND
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products, from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5-axis simultaneous machining. With over 13,000 licenses sold across the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the key markets around the world. OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a subsidiary of Man and Machine (www.mum.de).