Maximum precision, excellent surface quality, and the best possible process reliability.

CAM systems have become in­dispensable to the watch and jewelry industry. They are used to manufacture microparts (within the scope of micromechanics) as well as intricate pieces of jewelry. They allow manufacturing companies to benefit from many advantages, such as high levels of flexibility and process reliability.

For manufacturing companies, producing delicate precision pieces for premium watches or jewelry is not an easy task. This calls for many micro­scopically small milling parts produced in large series at a consistently high level of quality. That is why NC programmers from the watch and jewelry industry place specific re­qui­re­ments on their CAM systems: They need maximum precision, excellent surface quality, and the best pos­si­ble process reliability.


Industry Challenges

  • Reduce machining times

    Through innovative HSC and HPC strategies for roughing and finishing

  • Reduce programming times

    Through automated NC programming for pockets and holes thanks to feature and macro technology

  • Maximum process reliability

    Thanks to collision-checked tool­paths and reliable simulation techno­logy

  • Optimal surface quality

    Blending strategies minimize additional finishing processes

5‑axis Machining: Tiara | Oyama Engineering

This video shows the machining of a tiara in cooperation with Oyama Engineering. This part represents superb surface quality, smallest details and highest precision.

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Precise and reliable like a premium clock

When it comes to clock­work components made from platinum, steel, brass, titanium, or other premium materials, hyperMILL® makes it possible for NC programmers to produce precision parts in an efficient, accurate, and reliable way. Highly developed 5‑axis machining strategies make it possible to manufacture complex free-form sur­faces as well as time-consuming engravings in just a single process. The result: impressive milling results with out­standing sur­faces that significantly reduce the effort required for time-consuming additional finishing processes.

Would you like to learn more about our complete CAM solution for the Watches and Jewelry Industry?

If so, please contact OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.
1492 Highland Avenue, Unit 3, Needham MA 02492

CAM Strategies for Industry-specific Components

5‑axis Machining

Feature and macro technology

The feature recognition in hyperMILL® makes it possible to identify the constructive properties of a component; for example, all holes in­clu­ding the cor­responding manufacturing information.
Pre­defined programming macros use this information and there­by ena­ble automated programming of the machining operations.

5-axis drilling | watches jewelry –

5‑axis drilling
The 5‑axis drilling function allows drilling jobs with different tool an­gles to be programmed simply and quickly. All the necessary positions are independently calculated by this milling strategy, and all lead-in points are connected with one another in a path-optimized and col­li­si­on-checked way.

5-axis curve machining | watches jewelry –

5‑axis curve machining
5‑axis curve machining enables efficient, secure manufacturing of en­gra­vings and chasings. Short clamped tools can be used directly on steep walls without collisions.

5-axis swarf cutting | watches jewelry –

5-axis swarf cutting
Wide spaces between paths used in 5-axis swarf cutting reduce milling time and improve the workpiece surface. Defined stop and milling surfaces as well as stock tracking make it possible to easily and precisely optimize machining operations.

Time is a scarce commodity

For watch­makers, time is, naturally, a particularly important factor. Optimized processes are the best means of saving time. hyperMILL® offers many solutions to develop efficient processes. Feature and macro techno­logy as well as custom automation make it possible to save precious programming time. Power­ful simulation solutions can minimize set-up times. More­over, reducing the amount of follow-up work also always means shorter machining times and there­fore reduced costs.




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Advantages at a Glance

  • Complete machining

    All machining strategies are integrated in a single user inter­face

  • High degree of automation

    From feature and macro techno­logy through to fully automated NC programming

  • High process reliability

    Perfect milling paths as well as reliable simulation and collision avoidance

  • Easy to program

    Intuitive and supported by automated functions

  • High-end postprocessors

    Optimally tailored to the customer’s requirements

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