OPEN MIND Technologies Celebrates 25 Years of CAM Software Leadership

Needham, MA U.S.A. (August 29, 2019)OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, announced it is celebrating its 25th company anniversary this year. Founded in 1994 and growing from just 20 employees to over 300 personnel located throughout the world in sales and service subsidiaries in 15 countries, OPEN MIND's hyperMILL® software suite is one of the world's leading CAD/CAM solutions.

Notably, OPEN MIND developed the world's first CAD/CAM system utilizing an automatic multi-axis simultaneous machining strategy for mold and die, as well being the first developer in the industry to provide auto-indexing, and strategies for using conical barrel cutters and 5-Axis helical drilling. The company continues to be at the forefront of key and emerging technologies, such as providing integration with additive manufacturing processes and supporting Industry 4.0 initiatives.

"We are pleased to continue our tradition of embracing the latest technology and innovation to provide superior CAD/CAM solutions," said Dr. Josef Koch, CTO and one of the founders of OPEN MIND. "OPEN MIND has significantly shaped and driven forward the development of modern 5-Axis simultaneous machining in tool and mold manufacturing, and is successful in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, energy, medical and more." 

In addition to providing a high performance tool path solution, OPEN MIND's hyperMILL® software offers connectivity to CAD systems, feature and macro technology, tool management systems, automation, simulation, probing, and more. Each year, two new software releases add enhanced functionality to the hyperMILL® software suite to meet the industry’s latest machining challenges.

"OPEN MIND is leading the way in 5-Axis processing," said Mr. Volker Nesenhöner, CEO, OPEN MIND Technologies AG. "We continually seek out new approaches and technologies to meet global manufacturing challenges, and we are very proud of our employees and accomplishments over the past 25 years. We have over 10,000 customers and 20,000 hyperMILL® installations worldwide, and are looking forward to continuing this momentum." For more details on key company milestones click here.

“We are thrilled to be part of this milestone year,” said Mr. Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc. “In addition to sustained growth, our sales, engineering and service team in North America is dedicated to providing customers with an optimal CAD/CAM solution together with outstanding technical consultation and service.” OPEN MIND’s North American subsidiary was established in 1996.

View video interview with Volker Nesenhöner and Josef Koch discussing the 25th Anniversary.

To commemorate its silver anniversary, OPEN MIND employees and resellers celebrated this important milestone at its bi-annual International Sales & Tech Symposium in May when 370 people from around the world gathered at its corporate headquarters in Germany. OPEN MIND is also highlighting its 25th anniversary at trade events throughout the year.

OPEN MIND's focus on CAM, and its continued commitment to the latest technologies, produces trend-setting innovations that make it significantly easier for customers to achieve substantial quality, time and cost improvements. OPEN MIND's hyperMILL® software is a state-of-the-art CAM solution with 2.5D, 3D, 5-axis milling and turning strategies, as well as specialty applications, that are all available in one interface.

About OPEN MIND Technologies AG

Headquartered in Germany, OPEN MIND is one of the world's leading developers of powerful CAD/CAM solutions for machine and controller-independent programming. The company develops optimized CAD/CAM solutions that include many innovative features unavailable elsewhere, to deliver significantly higher performance in both programming and machining. Strategies such as 2.5D, 3D, as well as 5-axis milling, mill/ turning, and machining operations such as HSC and HPC, are efficiently designed into the hyperMILL® CAM system, providing maximum user benefit and compatibility with all current CAD solutions and extensive programming automation. OPEN MIND strives to be the best, most innovative CAD/CAM developer in the world, and has earned the top five ranking in the CAD/CAM industry according to the 2018 NC Market Analysis Report by CIMdata. OPEN MIND CAD/CAM solutions meet and exceed the requirements of the most demanding industries such as automotive, tool and mold manufacturing, production machining, medical, job shops, energy and aerospace industries, and is represented in all key markets of Asia, Europe and the Americas. OPEN MIND is a Mensch und Maschine Company. For more information visit

Editorial Contact:

Michael McCue

McCue & Associates LLC


OPEN MIND Contact:

Alan Levine

OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.


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