OPEN MIND and GROB Group host free technical seminar on strategies for 5-axis machining


    The GROB Group and OPEN MIND join forces to offer a two-day technology seminar on August 1-2, 2017. The manufacturer of universal machining centers partners with the developer of CAM/CAD systems to present highly-innovative production solutions for aerospace and other industries at GROB’s U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bluffton, Ohio.

    For any shop producing complex parts, cost, time and efficient material removal are among the most important criteria for machining operations that have to meet extremely tough quality requirements. During the two-day seminar, experts from the GROB Group and OPEN MIND will demonstrate ways for companies to make their production facility much more efficient. In technical presentations alternating with live milling demonstrations, participants will learn specific manufacturing strategies to boost productivity. Presentations will include Industry 4.0 – Connected machining, as well as the perfect interplay between the latest GROB machining centers and hyperMILL®, the powerful CAM solution.

    Highly-efficient live milling demonstrations

    The live milling demonstrations will show aerospace or other components milled on various GROB 5-axis universal machining centers. The G350/G550 is a unique solution for complex components, because it enables overhead (upside-down) machining for immediate and thorough chip removal. It also features a unique spindle which fully retracts from the machining area during part positioning or tool changes to eliminate any chance of collision and fully utilize the work zone. The G-modules are therefore perfectly suited to 5-sided or 5-axis simultaneous machining.

    The NC-programs were created by means of the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package. The package offers high-power strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling. OPEN MIND, a leading manufacturer of CAM/CAD solutions, developed 5-axis tangential plane finishing with conical barrel cutters specifically for the extremely efficient finishing of hard-to-reach planes. The optimization potential is enormous: 90 % time saving over conventional methods. Achieving excellent finishes, extremely short production times and longer tool life.

    Aerospace Days Productivity2 | Bluffton, Ohio on August 1-2, 2017