Thinking ahead means developing technology of the future. The conical barrel cutter represents a completely new type of milling tool geometry that was developed by OPEN MIND. With conventional barrel cutters, only medium radii of 50 mm to 100 mm are possible. Our approach, however, works with radii of 1,000 mm and larger. This allows for large line increments with the same surface quality. The advantages of the conical barrel cutter can only be leveraged with a high-performance CAM system such as hyperMILL®. Its innovative 5-axis technology sets virtually no limits to machining.
Any barrel cutter can be parametrically defined in hyperMILL®. It is not necessary to create free blade geometries or to design the milling tool based on 2D contours. Simple tool management and a CAM system that maps the barrel cutters 100 percent ensure safe and reliable use of these tools.