Open Mind Technologies How do aerospace OEMs maximise machine productivity?

Editor: Briggette Jaya

UK - As key innovators and the benchmark for the UK aerospace industry, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) will be hosting an event with experts from Heidenhain, Emuge Franken, Hermle and Open Mind, who will be on hand to answer this question.

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Event will be held at the AMRC.
Event will be held at the AMRC.
(Source: OpenMind_© AMRC with Boeing)

The event to be held at the AMRC in Rotherham on 16 November will give one the chance to learn how these industry leaders in CAM software, machine tools, cutting tools and CNC control technology deliver cutting-edge solutions to the OEMs, Open Mind says.


Presented will be the unique interaction of the latest TNC 640 Heidenhain CNC controller with the Hermle C42U-MT machine tool. This will be accompanied by a range of ground-breaking cutting-tool concepts such as circle segment end mills from Emuge Franken and how this works in harmony with the Hypermill Maxx Machining, Open Mind's new CAM innovation which the company notes will bring seismic changes to the aerospace industry.


There will be a live-machining demonstration on a Hermle C42 that will be working in conjunction with the Heidenhain controller at the event. It will be demonstrating how a 75% reduction in roughing cycle times using trochoidal machining in 2D, 3D and 5-axis simultaneous machining is achieved. Furthermore, visitors will witness 90% savings in finishing through the use of innovative new conical barrel cutters supplied by Emuge Franken, which have been developed in conjunction with Open Mind. According to the suppliers, these tools and associated machining strategies enhance material removal rates in deep pockets using 5-axis helical drilling.


The event will also highlight the data transfer and exchange via direct connection between the TNC 640 and hypermill software with machine data collecting and analysis via the Heidnhain State-Monitor system.


Registration will start from 9am and will include a series of presentations and machining demonstrations as well as an optional tour of the AMRC facility that conducts R&D work for the next generation of aerospace projects. For further details or to register, please contact Open Mind Technologies.