CAD/CAM specialist OPEN MIND has identified a strong trend towards automated program generation. In fact, the industry innovators estimate that the number of automation projects among users of the hyperMILL® CAD/CAM suite has tripled in 2020. At the same time, demand for hyperMILL® AUTOMATION Center Advanced has significantly increased. This version offers a comprehensive automation toolbox.
“The more powerful the machining centers and tools become, the more often CAM programming becomes a bottleneck,” explains Rico Müller, Project Manager for CAD/CAM Automation at OPEN MIND Technologies AG. “Companies are looking for solutions that allow them to make their CAM programming more efficient by automating processes. Even the most complex and diverse workpieces are created based on a large number of similar operations that can be standardized. In hyperMILL®, tool databases, feature recognition, and macros for standardization have been available for some time. These are now being used more and more across the manufacturing industry to automate CAM program creation.”