CAM Software Provides Strategies for Roughing, Finishing, Drilling

EMO 2017: Open Mind Technologies will present HyperMill Maxx Machining and other new CAM software solutions. 

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Open Mind Technologies will present HyperMill Maxx Machining and other new CAM software solutions. Maxx Machining provides strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling, covering machining functions including 2.5D through five-axis milling and drilling, mill-turn, and specialty applications. Based on the Volumill toolkit, the roughing function has been applied to 2.5D pocketing, 3D roughing and five-axis roughing, and is said to be suited for engine casings and radial components such as the tire molds.

The drilling function enables five-axis helical motion to open pockets, with chip removal using standard end mills. The finishing function applies conical barrel cutters to large planar, ruled or general surfaces. The large radius on conical barrel tools allow significantly wider step-over, while the tool’s conical surface enables short cutters to be used.  In addition, holders are assured with a collision detection process.  The system also enables the user to control the contact point to increase cutter life or to help reach in specific areas.

The company will also debut a virtual machining center solution that uses NC code after the postprocessor run as a basis for the simulation, ensuring that virtual machine movements correspond precisely to real machine movement, and display its HyperMill 2018.1 software release.  

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