Open Mind Technologies Celebrates 25 Years in North America
The North American subsidiary of Open Mind Technologies AG is celebrating 25 years of success with its CAD/CAM solutions.
Alan Levine, managing director of Open Mind Technologies USA Inc.
Open Mind Technologies USA Inc., the North American subsidiary of Open Mind Technologies AG, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of CAM software achievements this year. Open Mind is the developer of the hyperMILL software suite, and is a leading provider of CAD/CAM solutions.
“We are excited to reach this important milestone,” said Alan Levine, managing director of Open Mind Technologies USA Inc. “We attribute our sustained growth to the strong product provided by our global headquarters, together with our local sales, engineering and service delivery. Our team is dedicated to providing customers with an optimal CAD/CAM experience including outstanding technical consultation and service.”
Levine continued, “Our team is strategically located across the nation as well as in Canada and Mexico to closely collaborate with customers on local and regional levels, and stay up-to-date on market requirements.”
Volker Nesenhöner, CEO, Open Mind Technologies AG, said, “We congratulate Alan and his entire team in North America.”
According to Open Mind, it developed the world's first CAD/CAM system that uses an automatic multi-axis simultaneous machining strategy for mold and die. The company has also introduced many CAM software techniques including strategies for conical barrel cutters, auto-indexing and 5-axis helical drilling. The company says its hyperMILL software offers connectivity to CAD systems, feature and macro technology, tool management systems, automation, simulation, probing and more. It is suitable for a wide range of industries, including mold and die, aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, energy, and medical.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.
CAD/CAM features can be key to realizing effective High Speed Machining.