OPEN MIND celebrates its 25th company anniversary

hyperMILL® – A Tradition of CAM Innovation

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is celebrating its 25th company anniversary. The hyperMILL® CAD/CAM suite has allowed OPEN MIND to become one of the world’s leading providers in the market. It is now considered a cutting-edge company from a technological perspective in many sectors. OPEN MIND has significantly shaped and driven forward the development of modern 5-axis simultaneous machining in tool and mold manufacturing. OPEN MIND attends to the needs of users across all industries and is now represented by its own sales and service subsidiaries in 15 countries.
25 years after the company was first founded, all signs appeared to indicate further growth at OPEN MIND. The CAD/CAM specialist had 305 employees at the end of 2018. By the end of its anniversary year, this number is set to grow to over 330 with new subsidiaries will start to operate. “We began with just 20 employees – but our love for technology and our innovative spirit are something that has not changed throughout the years,” says Dr. Josef Koch, CTO and one of the founders of OPEN MIND.

From left to right: Volker Nesenhöner, CEO at OPEN MIND Technologies AG and Dr. Josef Koch, CTO and one of the founders of OPEN MIND.
Volker Nesenhöner, Dr. Josef Koch | 25 Years OPEN MIND

Getting the most out of machines and tools

“With the aid of efficient processing strategies and our very own postprocessors, we have succeeded, time and time again in getting the most out of machines and further increasing process reliability, from the design to the machine. Alongside speed and surface quality, we always keep an eye on one further cost factor for the user: Machine and tool-friendly processing to extend tool lives and maintenance cycles,” says Volker Nesenhöner, CEO at OPEN MIND Technologies AG, explaining the key to the company’s success. “In addition to being able to offer the typical benefits of a CAM manufacturer, we have been availing ourselves of further options for optimizing processing methods over the last few years. We have managed to intensify cooperative relationships with our partners. We also support progressive process automation and the integration of additive manufacturing processes with our solutions.”

Innovations, special procedures, and solution packages

hyperMILL® now serves all types of cutting processing, from 2.5D, 3D, 5-axis, and 5-axis simultaneous machining to procedures such as mill turning. hyperMILL® MAXX Machining, our very own performance package, sets totally new standards in optimizing HPC tasks for both roughing and finishing. Specialized packages, such as for turbomachinery construction or the manufacturing of tire molds, offer tailor-made solutions for specific production areas. The software suite offers a complete solution, especially in conjunction with our own CAD software hyperCAD®-S, which is tailored to the requirements of CAM users. With the aid of the cutting-edge simulation solution hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining, the essential interconnection between CAM and the machine is made a reality and implemented, thus achieving a milestone in implementing Industry 4.0 in manufacturing.

On the 25th anniversary of OPEN MIND, one thing is for sure: hyperMILL® is well-prepared for new customers and future success, as it consistently develops its state-of-the-art software technologies.