CAD/CAM Latest edition of Hypermill attracts UK audience
With their CAM/CAD system for everything from 3-axis to complex 5-axis machining in the limelight, Open Mind Technologies demonstrated its latest Hypermill Version 2022.1 at Mach 2022.
According to Open Mind UK’s Sales Director Ken Baldwin Mach 2022 was a tipping point for the brand in the UK. “We almost received too many leads to deal with! The show was the best Mach we have ever done and out of the hundreds of leads we received, there are upward of 70 companies that want to purchase Hypermill straight away. With Mach being the first major UK show since the pandemic, visitors came with an intent to buy — and for those companies investing in new machinery, they were subsequently directed to our stand by the machine tool suppliers.”
The latest edition of Hypermill, Version 2022.1 offers new innovations for enhancing productivity, performance and programming times for components produced on machining centres — but this latest version also incorporates new features for its turning cycles. I
In Hypermill Version 2022.1, the company presented two new feature types that make turning processes easier and faster. The company also showcased its automated program generation potential with the Hypermill Automation Center which allows users to automate the job list creation process as well as the selection and positioning of clamping devices.
The CAD/CAM experts also presented product enhancements for manufacturers utilising EDM technology. This is a credit to the simple creation and subsequent modification of traverse paths during the EDM process with Hypercad-S Electrode. For the additive manufacturing sector, the company has further enhanced its Hypermill Additive Manufacturing solution and the latest version opens up an array of flexible options for Directed Energy Deposition processes (DED) and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) in terms of highly complex 5-axis simultaneous processing. Hypermill also allows the potential of additive manufacturing to be exploited using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF).