From 2.5D drilling to 5-axis drilling
Drilling with the hyperMILL® CAM software: Comprehensive strategies and functions enable highly efficient programming in conjunction with feature and macro technologies. Each hole is reliably recognised as a feature. NC programming may be carried out manually or automatically.
2D to 5-axis drilling
Whatever the type of drilling task, hyperMILL® always offers the right cycle. This begins with simple tasks such as centering or drilling with chip breaks and ends with complex deep hole drilling with various stepped and cross-holes.
Features and macros make NC programming easier.
The advanced feature macro technology provided by the hyperMILL® CAM software makes complex drilling jobs of hundreds of holes on multiple orientations easier for the user. NC programming becomes simple and extremely convenient: Drill holes can be recognised reliably at all times. All hole types are listed clearly. These can then be programmed reliably and quickly, either manually or with the support of machining macros. The programming of drill holes can naturally also be fully automated.
5-axis pioneer OPEN MIND’s long-term expertise is especially well-suited to the area of multi-axis machining. Drilling jobs with different tool angles can be combined conveniently in a single operation with an optimised traverse path as job linking allows any number of drilling jobs to be linked in close proximity to the workpiece. This greatly reduces auxiliary processing times. 5-axis helical drilling is another special 5-axis strategy provided by hyperMILL® – alongside thread milling and helical drilling – for plunging into the material extremely quickly with the most economic use of tools.
- Reliable feature recognition of simple and complex holes
- Optimised traverse paths between the drill holes on a component
- Collision-checked machining
- All 2.5D cycles can also be used for 3+2 multi-axis machining
- 2.5D cycles:
- Simple Drilling
- Drilling with Chip Break
- Reaming and Boring
- Thread Milling
- Drilling with pecking
- 5-axis helical drilling
The 5-axis drilling function allows drilling jobs with different tool angles to be automatically programmed simply and quickly in a single operation. An automated function calculates the tool position. The lead-in points to the holes are linked together and are path-optimised and checked for collisions. If collisions are detected, the cycle automatically positions the tool on a collision-free plane.
- Harmonic, constant toolpaths
- Shorter positioning times
The helical drilling cycle patented by OPEN MIND permits tilt milling with a toric tool in a helix. Machining takes place with an endmill or bullnose endmill in a 5-axis simultaneous movement and always at the tool tip. The 5-axis milling tool position reduces the load on the machine spindle. The milling tool always has an ideal contact point on the material and builds up a minimal cutting force. 5-axis helical drilling is also suitable for milling tools that are not centre cutting. This strategy is excellent for making an opening cut when roughing deep cavities. Shavings are removed safely from the cavity.
- Predrilling is no longer necessary
- Tool plunges into the material quickly and efficiently
- Particularly tool-friendly machining
Complex deep hole drilling with various stepped- and cross-holes can be programmed reliably using the hyperMILL® CAM software. The feedrates, spindle RPMs and coolant can be controlled separately for different areas and geometry elements such as guide bushings, pilot holes or cross-holes. Here, the strategy automatically detects cross-holes on the basis of the specified stock. This helps to prevent tool breakages.
- Simple and reliable programming
- Regional feedrate adjustment