The Blade package

5-axis CAM software: The Blade package from OPEN MIND provides optimized milling strategies for complete machining.

The Blade package provides automation features to generate simple machining definitions and incredibly short programming times. This includes the rolling ball function for milling transition radii, the best fit function for automatically setting the optimal start position for the finishing cycle and the automatic lead angle correction function for collision avoidance of the tool face with concave surfaces.

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5-axis Machining: Turbine Blade
5-axis Machining: Aluminium Turbine Blade
5-axis Machining: Blade Segment Example
5-axis Machining: Turbine Blade

This video shows a machining example of a turbine blade on a GROB G550 machine programmed with hyperMILL®.

5-axis Machining: Aluminium Turbine Blade

This video shows the machining process of an aluminum single blade made on a Grob G352 using Mitsubishi cutting tools and has been programmed with hyperMILL®. The final blade geometry was made segmentally using barrel cutters. This ensures high blade stability when roughing and finishing. For efficient root machining hyperMILL® offers proven CAM strategies from 2.5D to 5‑axis.
Material: Aluminum
Machine: Grob G352
Cutting Tools: Mitsubishi Materials

5-axis Machining: Blade Segment Example

This video shows a blade segment made of NAK80 machined on a Mazak Variaxis C-600 using Seco Tools. For finishing barrel cutters and hyperMILL®MAXX Machining strategies have been used to save machining times.


Would you like to learn more about the Blade package of our complete CAM solution?

If so, please contact OPEN MIND Technologies UK Ltd.
Unit 3, Bicester Business Park, Telford Road
Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 4LN

3D arbitrary stock roughing

On the basis of freely definable stock, blades are machined from various directions.

5-axis blade top milling

This strategy is used for finishing blade surfaces. It is possible to generate spiral toolpaths as either 5-axis or 4-axis simultaneous machining operations using ball-end or bull-nose cutting tools.

5-axis blade swarf cutting

This strategy is used for the machining of platform surfaces. Swarf cutting can also be used to machine the transitions between the blade and the platform surfaces that cannot be machined using 5-axis Top Milling.

5-axis blade fillet milling

This function optimizes finishing at the transition between the blade and the platform surfaces at the tip or root.

Additional cycles for platform machining

A series of 2.5D and 3D strategies are available for machining the blade platform and root sections.


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