The latest versions of HyperMill CAD/CAM software from Open Mind Technologies encompass a range of user-friendly enhancements and new machining strategies.
The latest versions of HyperMill CAD/CAM software from Open Mind Technologies encompass a range of user-friendly enhancements and new machining strategies enabling accurate, efficient 3D and five-axis machining. Developed with Industry 4.0 in mind, HyperMill Virtual Machining features a Machining Optimizer said to improve tool paths traditionally calculated in the CAM engine, incorporating knowledge of the part model, tooling, toolpath calculation and collision check engine, and the machine tool model with its physical constraints. The system enables individual part programs to be linked with smooth and safe connections, enabling the cutter to remain close to the workpiece, the company says.
The HyperMill Automation Center enables users to automate the job list creation processes in HyperCAD-S, serving as both a development and runtime environment. New features also include the ability to select and position the clamping device and define a uniform process for all programmers.
For five-axis machining, the integrated HyperMill Maxx Machining finishing module optimizes the use of conical barrel cutters to reduce machining cycle times. The module is effective for machining planar, ruled and curved surfaces often found in complex five-axis components, the company says. HyperMill Maxx Machining itself offers three modules: finishing, roughing and drilling.
HyperMill also supports 3D printing and subtractive machining on one machine tool. HyperMill Additive Manufacturing offers flexible strategies for additive material applications, including filling strategies for both planes and freeform shapes, and in 2D and 3D sections. Applications also include hybrid machining to fix damaged parts and hybrid machining on an existing component.