hyperMILL® end-to-end CAM solution is now even more powerful

02.02.2022 — From the 4th to the 8th of April, OPEN MIND Technologies will once again be returning to the MACH exhibition at the Birmingham NEC, giving its MACH exhibition premiere to the latest version of its hyperMILL® CAD/CAM software. Version 2022.1 will incorporate more features, optimised strategies and a host of major enhancements for more powerful and simplified machine and controller independent NC programming.

Intelligent component alignment at the touch of a button 

Another tool for ensuring greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness in machining is the intelligent real-time component alignment in CAM using hyperMILL® BEST FIT. The unaligned component is probed on the machine using 3D probing, and the probing points are sent back to the CAM system in the form of a measuring log. hyperMILL® BEST FIT then precisely adjusts the NC code to the actual component position. The adapted NC code is subsequently simulated in the virtual machine on the actual clamping setup and optimised automatically.

5-axis radial machining

Machining strategies for 2.5D, 3D, HSC, Mill/Turn and 5-axis applications offer the ideal solution for any machining situation. In the area of 5-axis radial machining, new improvements raise the bar in blow mould machining. The new ‘Flow Equidistant’ infeed strategy is the first of its kind that supports the generation of toolpaths with a constant infeed for vertical and challenging surfaces. This means that these surfaces can be integrated into the overall machining sequence and processed in a single step to provide seamless machining with a very high surface finish quality.

New undercut detection automatically identifies undercuts and makes the corresponding machining adjustments, if desired. This means that undercut areas can now be skipped with no manual intervention necessary. As a result, users do not need to generate additional surfaces.

A dedicated 3-axis machine mode greatly simplifies the use of radial machining on these machines, and the ‘Smooth Overlap’ function can be applied to the general milling area without selecting a boundary curve. For instance, the ‘Smooth Overlap’ function blends the transitions between two surfaces that have been milled in different machining directions. This results in perfectly transition-free surfaces. To find out more, come and talk to our experts at MACH on Stand 440 in Hall 17 from the 4th to the 8th of April at the Birmingham NEC.

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