Creating perfect surfaces with the hyperMILL® CAM software.
Components that require high manufacturing precision and ultra-smooth surfaces often have to be reworked by polishing or grinding. hyperMILL® offers special functions for surface machining that are integrated as standard to enable the efficient and reliable production of high surface qualities.
Using the “Surface precision mode,” toolpath calculation is performed directly on the surfaces of the CAD model. The machining tolerance can be controlled down to the µm range to ensure precise machining. Distribution of the NC points is optimally adapted to the machining tolerance, resulting in a homogeneous milling pattern.
To ensure efficient milling, components are often divided into different machining areas and machined with different tools and infeeds. The “Smooth overlap” function improves the surface quality of transitional areas, making transitions so smooth that they are hard to measure and almost invisible to the naked eye.
Precision-milled component edges
In order to protect sharp component edges or to process surfaces in their entirety, component surfaces need to be extended. The „Automatic face extension“ function takes care of this automatically, without the need for manual modifications of the CAD model beforehand. This is accomplished by extending the circumference of the selected milling surfaces and then generating the toolpaths accordingly.
Efficient high-quality milling
A high surface quality can also be achieved by configuring greater distances between paths. This is demonstrated by the innovative barrel cutters, which feature a very large cutting radius. hyperMILL® MAXX Machining offers special strategies for surface machining to ensure that these tools are used safely and efficiently. The tool tilt and tool guidance is created fully automatically, and collisions are reliably prevented. As a result, machining times can be reduced significantly while maintaining outstanding surface quality.
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This machining example from the field of tool and mold making illustrates the use of the various technologies of high-precision machining. The superior quality of the component’s surfaces was achieved with ball and barrel cutters. The transitions between the individual surface areas are hardly visible and difficult to measure. A precision component machined in just a short time!