“We knew we needed a new CAM package and with recommendations from numerous machine tool installation engineers and our own investigation of 3 leading vendors, we opted for OPEN MIND's hyperMILL®. The results have been exceptional.”
As soon as hyperMILL® was installed, the benefits arrived in abundance. Firstly, the ability to simulate part production prior to any physical cutting gave the programmer confidence that parts were not going to be scrapped. This confidence was backed by OPEN MIND’s ability to supply postprocessors for each individual machine to ensure the part programmed on screen was exactly what would be cut by the machine.
The feature recognition has proven of major benefit on the sponsons manufactured for the Bluebird K7 project. Each of the two 1.8m long aluminium sponson parts has over 480 holes of differing diameters and hyperMILL® reduces the tool changeovers and optimises tool paths with its feature recognition cycle.
However, a key feature of hyperMILL® that has proven a huge success for MKW is the mirroring function. This feature enables the programmer to mirror a program in all axes for left or right hand parts.