As a market leader that designs, manufactures and sells high-precision products including tool presetting machines, solid carbide cutting tools, toolholders and more to metalworking manufacturers in a wide range of industries, HAIMER had the tooling aspect well covered. Dedicated to using the most advanced high-end technology, HAIMER contacted their longtime CAD/CAM software partner, OPEN MIND Technologies (Wessling, Germany) for its hyperMILL® software suite and programming expertise. Providing a leading worldwide CAM solutions, OPEN MIND was the perfect match for programming complete freely shaped contours required on the panther.
OPEN MIND Manager of Global Engineering Services Christian Neuner explained, “A model such as this one was a great opportunity to put the versatility and flexibility of our software to the test. hyperMILL® has a wide range of functions that allow CAM users to truly optimize a machine’s capabilities to achieve the desired goal, including making intricate, challenging parts.”
That’s why Jakob Nordmann, Application Engineer at OPEN MIND, setup camp at HAIMER for a few weeks, where he teamed up with HAIMER Applications Engineer Daniel Swoboda to develop the ideal programming and machining infrastructure. For the milling machine, they chose the linear, 5-axis DMG MORI HSC70 machining center located in the HAIMER Application Center, which is well suited for precise aluminum machining and excellent surface finish.