OPEN MIND at BIEMH 2022
hyperMILL® CAM Innovations
04.05.2022 — OPEN MIND Technologies AG will be exhibiting at BIEMH from 13 to 17 June 2022. At booth C31 in hall 2, OPEN MIND Technologies will be showcasing the innovative technologies featured in the latest Version 2022.1 of its hyperMILL® CAD/CAM suite, including machining strategies from 2.5D to 5-axis, digital twin technology, automated programming, and an array of additive manufacturing solutions. To give visitors a glimpse into some of the many real-life applications for hyperMILL®, they can take in live demonstrations of machine tools as they are being made.
One of the highlights at the trade fair is hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining and OPEN MIND’s presentation will demonstrate the modules that are used to consistently generate, optimize, and simulate NC code. To make this all possible, the software works with virtual representations of the actual CNC machines and uses simulations based on NC code, allowing multi-axis machining operations to be optimized by taking into account the individual limitations of the machine. A prime example of the optimizations possible with hyperMILL® Virtual Machining is hyperMILL® BEST FIT, which intelligently aligns pre-machined workpieces. This feature is ideal for use in reworking 3D printed components, whose production sequence can also be programmed in hyperMILL® BEST FIT taking an innovative approach. Instead of manual alignment, the NC code is adapted to match the exact position of the component, which saves time and increases process reliability.
Automated CAM Programming
While hyperMILL® is well known for macro and feature technologies that make programming easier, visitors to the venerable machine tool fair in Bilbao will also get to see first-hand just how far automation has come in terms of CAM programming. The hyperMILL® AUTOMATION Center allows users to define and standardize processes based on elements that a CAD model might contain. The steps for data preparation and programming, right up to simulation and NC program generation, are defined. Once this is done, the process can be deployed and carried out on new components automatically. Because of this, programmers can focus their time on more complex instead of routine tasks. The quality of CAM programming is more reproducible, while production planning can be standardized and made more efficient.