hyperMILL® CAM Ultrasonic Knife Cutting Strategy
New announcememt for Composites, Honeycomb Structures, Foams
20.04.2023 — OPEN MIND Technologies, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, offers a precise, highly productive ultrasonic knife cutting strategy via its hyperMILL®CAM software. Ultrasonic knife cutting represents an ideal solution for the efficient cutting of advanced materials including honeycomb structures, composites, and foams often found in aerospace, automotive and wind turbine applications. Using a single interface, users can benefit from the comprehensive programming capabilities of the hyperMILL®CAD/CAM software suite ranging from 2.5D machining to 5-axis milling, as well as easily program ultrasonic cutting with oscillating cutting blades.
hyperMILL® provides NC code simulation to reliably bring challenging 6-axis output to the machine. Using hyperMILL®’s VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer to control the orientation of the spindle, as the sixth axis, the cutting blade is aligned to the workpiece. The Optimizer keeps toolpaths within limits for demanding machining processes with limited rotation axes, such as a fork-head style milling machine (with the machine head having two rotary axes).
“Creating the required 6-axis NC programs for knife cutting applications, including five machine axes plus a programmable spindle orientation, has historically proven to be a challenge,” said Mr. Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc. “However, hyperMILL® provides users with a productive, accurate, safe and smooth cutting solution which prevents hazardous rotations and retract movements.”
Ultrasonic Knife Cutting via hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Optimizer