CAM Solution Adds More Efficient Finishing Strategy

Open Mind Technologies will offer a preview of the upcoming release of version 2016.1 of its hyperMill CAM solution at EMO 2015.

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Open Mind Technologies will offer a preview of the upcoming release of version 2016.1 of its hyperMill CAM solution at EMO 2015. A particular highlight is “tangent plane machining,” a finishing strategy from the new hyperMill Maxx Machining performance package that is said to offer increased efficiency for finishing planes and free-form surfaces. Using conical barrel cutters enables larger path distances for the same theoretical scallop height. The large radius of the barrel shape allows for optimal inclination to the faces, which makes it possible to achieve shorter machining times and a high level of surface quality, the company says. The modular hyperMill Maxx Machining performance package also includes the hyperMaxx HPC roughing module, which is powered by Celeritive’s VoluMill kernel.

Other features of the new version of hyperMill include extended functions for 3D and five-axis machining tasks, new cycles for turn-milling, and improvements in hyperCAD-S.

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