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CAM Software Improves Workflow, Enables Machine Simulation

IMTS 2018: Open Mind Technologies’ HyperMill CAM software includes a range of features: greater blending capabilities, 3D-optimized roughing and finishing, global fitting, rotational abilities for CAD electrode applications and virtual machining simulation. 

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Open Mind Technologies’ HyperMill CAM software includes a range of features: greater blending capabilities, 3D-optimized roughing and finishing, global fitting, rotational abilities for CAD electrode applications and virtual machining simulation. Virtual machining enables real-time communication between the machine tool controller and a remote simulation, which improves workflow.

For 3D Z-level Shape Finishing, the Automatic Face Extension capability can be used to extend selected milling surfaces, which reduces the need to modify the milling faces in the CAD system. Barrel cutters can also be used for 3D Z-level Shape Finishing. 3D Optimized Roughing improves machining when using free tool geometries.

The Maxx Machining finishing module enables the use of conical barrel cutter technology to reduce machining cycle times. It is suitable for planar, ruled and curved surfaces found in five-axis components. The module offers functions for finishing, roughing and drilling.

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