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OPEN MIND: hyperMILL 2019.2 at Moulding Expo

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OPEN MIND: hyperMILL 2019.2 at Moulding Expo

OPEN MIND Technologies UK Ltd.

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OPEN MIND: hyperMILL 2019.2 at Moulding Expo

OPEN MIND Technologies AG is exhibiting at the Moulding Expo in Stuttgart. OPEN MIND will be showcasing hyperMILL® 2019.2, the latest version of its high-performance complete CAM solution as well as upgrades to thehyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package that includes innovative strategies for HPC machining. From 21–24 May 2019, fair visitors can find all the latest news relating to the CAD/CAM and these exciting innovations on Stand B31 in Hall 5.

Open Mind develops two hyperMILL® releases each year in order to promptly incorporate the latest requirements and trends in tool and mold making into the software. hyperMILL® Version 2019.2 delivers a number of new features and upgrades for 3D, 5-axis, and mill/turn machining as well as for feature and macro technology. These include the newly integrated ‘Surface Precision Mode’ and ‘Smooth Overlap’ options for 3D finishing that make it possible to create ultra-smooth surfaces.

Turning has also been added as a new machining feature to the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package. This provides users with turning strategies for HPC machining to go along with innovative milling strategies. ‘High Performance Turning’ ensures significant time savings and roughing operations are possible whilst reducing wear and stress on both cutting tools and machine tools. The perfect pocketing technology is also now included in the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining package. This technology fits pockets perfectly into the area to be machined and optimizes toolpaths for high-feed milling.

Stepping into the workspace – virtually

At the exhibition, visitors to the OPEN MIND Activity Zone will be able to delve into the machining area through a 3D machine simulation at the booth’s virtual reality station and experience the highly efficient hyperMILL® machining strategies in action.

In addition to a real-life basketball hoop where visitors can practice their shots, there is also an impressive model hoop on display which was milled from a solid aluminum block weighing more than 80kg with the aid of hyperMILL®. The tools used included a conical barrel cutter from OSG that carved away a full 99.3 percent of the material from the original block.

Moulding Expo in Stuttgart is one of many events where OPEN MIND is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Company is now firmly established as one of the world leading CAD/CAM developers and all signs point towards further growth. For instance, the workforce at the CAD/CAM specialist, currently at 305 is set to grow to 320 by year end. The success is grounded in its enduring pioneering spirit as well as its remarkable ability to innovate. In keeping true to its motto “we push machining to the limit,” OPEN MIND develops customer-oriented solutions that set trends in the sector.

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