New hyperMILL 2019.1 CAD/CAM Suite Offers Improved Cycle Time Reductions, Higher Surface Finish Quality and Increased User Convenience

Press Release Summary:

  • Offers expanded finishing module in machining performance package and CAD optimization
  • Includes process optimizations such as new thread milling module, a new function for reducing calculation times and tool database flexibility
  • Introduces 5-axis Prismatic fillet finishing function in hyperMILL® MAXX machining that enables the geometry and automatic inclination of barrel cutters

Original Press Release:

New Hypermill® 2019.1 CAD/CAM Suite Offers Expanded Finishing Capabilities, Process Optimizations and More

Needham, MA U.S.A. (February 1, 2019) – OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has introduced hyperMILL® 2019.1, a new version of its advanced, comprehensive CAD/CAM software suite. hyperMILL® 2019.1 has a range of new features and enhancements including an expanded Finishing Module in the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining Performance Package, process optimizations such as a new thread milling module, a new function for reducing calculation times, tool database flexibility, and CAD optimization. See related videos for comprehensive details on the new functions in hyperMILL® 2019.1.

“We’re very pleased to launch 2019.1 hyperMILL®,” said Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc. “We have expanded functions that offer even further improvements for cycle time reductions, higher surface finish quality, increased user convenience and more, keeping the hyperMILL® suite at the forefront of CAM technology.”

5-Axis Prismatic Fillet Finishing

The new 5-axis Prismatic fillet finishing function in hyperMILL® MAXX machining enables the geometry and automatic inclination of barrel cutters to be applied similar to high feed cutters, using a plunging and pulling movement at extremely high feed rates. Maximum performance is attainable using conical barrel cutters (also known as arc segment or circle segment end mills). Ball or bull nose end mills can also be efficiently utilized with this milling strategy.

Improved Surface Finishes

The Profile Milling technique in 2019.1 has a new option that greatly improves the quality of machined surfaces. Traditional CAM software processing uses a close-approximation mesh surface for machining calculations. A benefit of the mesh approach is to standardize CAM processing, even in cases when the design model has imperfections. OPEN MIND has implemented new techniques in hyperMILL® 2019.1 for machining directly to the model surface, which has substantially improved surface finishes

Enhanced Process Optimizations

Among the process improvements in 2019.1, the totally updated Thread Milling module is very easy to program and supports a large number of thread milling types, while simplifying selection and milling direction options.

Also new to 2019.1 is the elimination of cycle recalculation requirements, improving processing speed. Recalculation cycles are no longer required when job I.D. numbers are changed or when fixture positions change. In addition, for improved tool management users now have the option to individually expand the tool database in hyperMILL® 2019.1, allowing the ability to store order numbers, pricing and tool life detail.

CAD Optimized for CAM

hyperCAD®-S in the 2019.1 suite, which is specially optimized for CAM requirements, now includes polyline management, enabling CAD functions such as lengthening or shortening to be applied by the polylines element type. Polylines can also be machined similar to all other elements, with trim, join, orient or select. See related videos for comprehensive details on the new functions in hyperCAD®-S.

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, 978-733-1353,

OPEN MIND Contact:

Alan Levine, OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc., 339-225-4557,

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