This extension allows freely definable tool geometries to be used for machining with selected 2D cycles. hyperMILL® uses the free geometries of the tool cutting edge for simulation and collision checking.
Suitable for the following 2D strategies:
Benefit: Flexible tool definition, increased safety during collision checking and facilitates the use of special tools.
A new option allows the spindle speed to be adjusted in the plunge macro for roughing. Modifying the spindle speed and specifying a dwell time for the speed change ensures tool-friendly machining. This option is available for all roughing jobs in the 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis areas.
Benefit: Improved tool-life and performance, greater process reliability.
This is a new strategy for the efficient machining of T-slots. Various tool references and an optimised axial infeed allow T-slots to be machined safely. All toolpaths are collision checked to ensure maximum safety and operator confidence.
Benefit: Fast machining of T-slots, user-friendly.
With the help of this extension, adaptive pockets are fitted into the area to be roughed. As a result, high feed cutting tools can be used more efficiently and the linear machine movements allow higher feed rate values to be achieved. The machining operation can be executed as an adaptive pocket or an adaptive pocket in combination with conventional roughing. Here, the toolpaths of the adaptive pocket and the remaining machining stock is optimally connected.
Benefit: Simple and fast programming, higher material removal rates.
Two new functions ensure greater user-friendliness. A perfect surface and an equally perfect curve can be created automatically for swarf cutting. This is based on selected geometries via surface selection. Interior corners are filleted automatically to ensure optimal machining performance.
Benefit: User-friendly, fast and easy programming.
hyperMILL®millTURN-Linking allows multiple job steps to be machined with the same tool and intelligently combined into a single job step. This eliminates retraction movements between individual operations and significantly reduces processing times and non-cutting movements. All connecting paths are optimised with respect to the component and checked for collisions.
Benefit: Reduced auxiliary processing times.
Real machine collisions not only cause damage to machine tools and incur significant costs, they lead to production losses and associated time delays. This is why the actual machining situation, that is, the machine including controller and PLC, is mapped virtually and simulated based on the NC code in the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. In addition, the innovative hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Connector provides in-depth, unique networking and synchronisation with the machine.
Machine movements are generally only simulated on the basis of internally used data. In other words, simulation takes place before the postprocessor run. In this type of CAM-based simulation, the postprocessor and simulation remain unconnected. With its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center, OPEN MIND has decided to make a paradigm shift by ensuring that the simulation is based on the NC code after the postprocessor run.* Here, the virtual machine movements correspond exactly with the actual machine movements. Only this machine simulation based on the NC code can guarantee reliable collision detection – even before starting work on the machine.
*hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining requires a hyperMILL® Virtual Machining postprocessor.