hyperMILL 2018.1 CAM Software Offers Enhanced Functionality

Originally titled 'CAM Software Offers Enhanced Functionality'

Open Mind Technologies’ hyperMILL 2018.1 is a new version of its CAM software that has a range of features and enhancements including blending capabilities, 3D-optimized roughing, global fitting, rotational abilities for CAD electrode applications and machining simulation.

Open Mind Technologies’ hyperMILL 2018.1 is a new version of its CAM software. It has a range of features and enhancements including blending capabilities, 3D-optimized roughing, global fitting, rotational abilities for CAD electrode applications and machining simulation.

The software’s functionality includes an enhancement for blending machining marks found between steep and flat areas, or located at the boundaries of rest machining regions. Using this feature, the milling tool is lifted to blend milling paths into another, preventing visible transitions from being generated.

The 3D-optimized roughing cycle has also been enhanced for applications with high feed cutters. The step-over distance can be calculated from the scallop height measured against the high feed cutter geometry. A toolpath movement removes rest material from corners when there is a large step-over. Intelligent cut division and optimized tool paths are said to provide process safety for the remaining thin ridges.

As well, a feature can simplify the definition of complex surfaces or patches of surfaces. hyperMILL CAM strategies can recognize and follow the ISO u-v orientation of the surface patch.