The company already had a 5-axis core machine. The existing CAM software, however, required significant effort for 5-axis machining. New CAM software was required to fully exploit the performance of modern milling machines such as the Mikron. Different CAM systems were available for selection, including hyperMILL®, the CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies AG.
OPEN MIND has made a name for itself internationally as a pioneer in innovative 5-axis technologies. OPEN MIND’s CAM solutions combine a userfriendly interface and the largest range of 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis modules available to users. Intelligent functions and automated programming, such as feature technology and machining rules (macros), reduce programming times. Efficient machining strategies shorten machining times while retaining high process reliability. Postprocessors from OPEN MIND generate NC programs that are optimised to meet the customer’s requirements and are matched with the existing machines and controllers. OPEN MIND therefore maintains close partnerships with machine tool manufacturers such as GF AgieCharmilles.