The option to subsequently edit toolpaths after initial tool path generation is particularly important in tool and mold making. The new “Interactive mode” in the Edit Toolpath job allows the user to edit existing toolpaths very flexibly, and so adapt them optimally to the component conditions. The intuitive operation makes it easy to trim the toolpath, for example, at selected points and curves, in a specific area, or on a plane. Complete toolpath sequences between two G0 movements can also be selected and removed.
The “XY Optimization” command has been added to machining with the X or Y axis infeed strategies. If, for example, an area cannot be optimally machined in the X-orientation, it is automatically machined in the Y-orientation in order to maintain a constant infeed. The “Smooth overlap” command ensures that these areas are machined seamlessly.
Benefit: More user-friendly, improved surfaces.
This new strategy allows bottle shapes to be programmed very easily and high-quality surfaces to be generated. Thanks to a new, radial projection method, the toolpaths are calculated very quickly, and the user can use various machining strategies to respond flexibly to the existing component conditions.
This strategy offers “High Precision Surface Mode” and “Smooth overlap” to ensure the best surface quality and clean transitions. These commands are integrated as standard and guarantee high-precision machining.
The 5-axis inclination of the tool is controlled by simple tilt options in the strategy, regardless of whether 3+2 or 5-axis simultaneous machining is involved.
Benefit: Simple programming and high-precision milling of bottle shapes.
Version 2021.1 provides a new, more powerful machine simulation for turning and milling operations. This means faster simulation, independent collision checking, and extensive analysis functions in an intuitive operating environment. The new hyperMILL® SIMULATION Center is modeled on the look and feel of the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Centers because our aim is to enable the CAM programmer to simulate as close to reality as possible.
Info: No postprocessor adaptation required, and existing machine models can continue to be used.
E-Learning content is available for the new hyperMILL® SIMULATION Center. It can be accessed via the hyperMILL®/Info tab.