CAM Fully Integrated with the CAD Environment


OPEN MIND exhibits at SolidWorks World 2013

Wessling (Germany)- CAD/CAM software manufacturer OPEN MIND Technologies AG will present hyperMILL® 2012, one of the leading CAM solutions, at SolidWorks World 2013. OPEN MIND will demonstrate efficient machining strategies SolidWorks® users can access directly from their software environment with hyperMILL® at Booth 810 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida, from January 20-23, 2013.

"SolidWorks World is very important for us as we are experiencing a great deal of demand from SolidWorks® users," says Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA. "This demonstrates the excellent continuity from the CAD software to hyperMILL® all the way to the milling machine." OPEN MIND will also be presenting a customer case Fifth Axis Fixtures in the Certified Partner Theater on January 20th at SolidWorks World.

Seamless workflows

The seamless integration of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks® allows continuous processes from the drawing right through to the machine. This means the CAD and CAM systems work with the same data model and therefore draw on a common data foundation. There is no loss of data between CAD and CAM steps. Integrating the two systems also means that SolidWorks® users do not have to leave the familiar user interface.

"SolidWorks® is probably one of the most important CAD systems on the market, which is why we place great emphasis on providing users with a continuous workflow. This helps to eliminate errors and ensures a transparent process," says Alan Levine.

Examples of new features

Highlights of Version 2012 include automated programming options for rectangular pockets, optimisations for 3D roughing and new 5axis strategies for applications such as machining impellers and blisks. The solution significantly reduces manufacturing times thanks to new machining strategies, and we were also able to further accelerate tool path calculations during program generation. For example, during 5axis contour offset machining with hyperMILL®, users now avoid redundant movements thanks to the new axial sorting option that makes it possible to divide machining into zones. This allows corners or pockets, for example, to be machined individually one after another. The user can decide whether to process the geometries with axial sorting or whether to use an offset-level approach.

One of the enhancements to the 3D pocket milling is that the entry ramp can be moved continuously in one direction. The pocket is then cleared from the outside in. Advantage: Thanks to the continuous inward movement of the ramp, the tool path is optimized, and zig-zag movements are avoided.

About OPEN MIND Technologies AG

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex moulds and parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5axis simultaneous machining.

With their hyperMILL® software, which is used in the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering, medical and aerospace, and watch and jewelry industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and North America.

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a Mensch und Maschine company (www.mum.de).

Additional information is available upon request or from our website at www.openmind-tech.com.

OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.

1492 Highland Avenue, Unit 3

Needham MA 02492

USA

Phone: +1 339 225 4557 office

Phone: +1 888 516 1232 x102 toll-free

Fax: +1 270 912 5822

E-mail: Info.Americas@openmind-tech.com

OPEN MIND Technologies UK Ltd., Oxford

Units 1 and 2

Bicester Business Centre

Telford Road

Bicester

Oxfordshire,
England
X26 4LD

Phone: +44 1869 290 003

Fax: +44 1869 369 429

E-mail: Info.UK@openmind-tech.com

Head office:

OPEN MIND Technologies AG
Argelsrieder Feld 5
Wessling, Germany
82234

Phone: +49 8153 933-500
Fax: +49 8153 933-501

E-mail: info@openmind-tech.com
website: www.openmind-tech.com

Press contact:

HighTech communications GmbH

Brigitte Basilio

Grasserstrasse 1c

Munich, Germany
80339
Phone: +49 89 500778-20

Fax: +49 89 500778-78

E-mail: b.basilio@htcm.de

Website: www.htcm.de

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