OPEN MIND at Southtec and Westec

15.08.2023 — OPEN MIND Technologies, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, will be highlighting the advanced capabilities of its latest hyperMILL® CAD/CAM software suite at Southtec Booth #1613 located at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, SC from October 24-26, 2023, and Westec Booth #3121 located at Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA from November 7-9, 2023. Highly productive programming and machining strategies in hyperMILL® enable accurate, efficient 2.5D, 3D, precision 5-Axis and mill/ turn machining.
Attendees will learn about the latest hyperMILL® CAM strategies for additive manufacturing, digital twins and real-time simulation via virtual machining, as well as automation capabilities, real-time data sharing and more.

hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining provides postprocessing, and G-code simulation including a VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer which improves toolpaths that are traditionally calculated in the CAM engine. The Optimizer also incorporates knowledge of the part model, tooling, the toolpath calculation and collision check engine, and the machine tool model (a.k.a. digital twins) with its physical constraints. New, improved linking logic in hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer for 5-axis table-table machines will be highlighted. The VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer module links individual part programs by automatically calculating smooth and safe connections between a retract move and subsequent insert, including optimization of clearance planes.

 – <em>hyper</em>MILL<sup>®</sup> ADDITIVE&nbsp;Manufacturing example with one continuous build motion for axisymmetric part with non-uniform thickness.

hyperMILL® ADDITIVE Manufacturing example with one continuous build motion for axisymmetric part with non-uniform thickness.

Attendees can also see a hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining capability for Additive Manufacturing processes, where machines often have limited axis ranges. The hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer can be used during NC code generation to simulate and optimize additive tool paths.

The powerful ADDITIVE Manufacturing technology offers flexible strategies for additive material applications on additive machines, hybrid machines (additive and subtractive on one platform), or robotic delivery systems. The additive techniques include filling strategies for both planes and free-form shapes, in 2D or 3D sections. Applications include creating new components, repairing damaged components or adding features to an existing component, or cladding layers for surface hardening with similar or dissimilar materials.

A hyperMILL® Automation Center allows users to automate job list creation processes in hyperCAD®-S, and is available as a development or runtime environment. New features also include the ability to select and position a clamping device, as well as define a uniform process for all programmers.

Supporting industry’s critical data sharing initiatives to achieve a streamlined flow of information resulting in significant productivity increases, hyperMILL® CAM software provides an interface for “connectivity” to systems that handle manufacturing-relevant data. Attendees will learn how to strategically and automatically load CAD data, and feed CAM data and NC codes back into data-handling systems such as various Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and more. hyperMILL® also imports tool data from various manufacturers to create 3D tool data and technology parameters for “true-to-detail” simulation. Tool data connectivity is helpful for inventory control and more.

mobile-s mobile-m mobile-l tablet desktop-s desktop-m desktop-l desktop-xl