Program deep cavities effectively and mill them reliably
OPEN MIND offers innovative 5-axis strategies for cavity machining. These strategies allow demanding geometries such as deep cavities plus high steep walls to be programmed and milled in no time at all.
5-axis z level Finishing with simultaneous machining
5-axis “z level Finishing” is used to machine steep surfaces as planes or pockets. Flat areas can be automatically excluded in this type of finishing.
5-axis profile finishing with automatic indexing
As with conventional 3D tasks, flat or slightly curved areas can be machined using 5-axis profile finishing. 5-axis collision avoidance allows you to mill near steep walls using a short tool in a single step. Combined with automatic indexing, steep walls can also be machined in the removal direction of the mould.
5-axis equidistant finishing with simultaneous machining
5-axis equidistant finishing allows you to machine steep and flat areas in a single operation. This strategy generates especially smooth transitions between individual tool paths. It helps prolong the lifespan of tools and machines and ensures the best surfaces possible.
5-axis free path milling with automatic indexing
5-axis curve machining makes it possible to mill engravings without collisions using short tools, even near steep walls.
5-axis rest machining with automatic indexing
5-axis rest machining offers all the options of 3D rest machining in addition to the 5-axis tool positions. Automatic indexing determines the positions and areas that allow the part to be completely machined in a single operation.
5-axis rework machining with simultaneous machining
5-axis rework machining (editor) is used to convert 3D programs into 5-axis programs. It also allows 3D tools that have been excluded due to a collision to be machined as 5-axis simultaneous machining jobs or with automatically calculated fixed positions. All 3D and 5-axis toolpaths can also be optimised to improve milling results.