EMO 2019 / Open Mind

Open Mind live demo

| Editor: Steffen Donath

Hypermill aims to improve the production performance.
Hypermill aims to improve the production performance. (Source: Open Mind)

The EMO booth of Open Mind will feature a live demonstration this year. The CAD/CAM manufacturer will also be presenting their two Hypermill packages at the show.

High-precision milling and high-performance turning are two of the topics Open Mind will be focusing on at EMO in Hanover from September 16 to 21, 2019. The special immersion behavior of the cutting insert in the material and fluid machine movements are the secrets of high-performance turning, the company explains. Further EMO focal points of the CAD/CAM manufacturer are the Hypermill Maxx Machining high-performance package and the Hypermill Virtual Machining NC code-based simulation solution.

The live demonstrations at the stand will not only show the practical implementation of CAM machining strategies, but also process optimisation beyond the individual machine: Open Mind will present the Connected Machining function, with which Hypermill can be networked and synchronised directly with the machine in order to achieve the best possible exchange of information between program creation and execution, the company promises.

Connected Machining is a module of the Hypermill Virtual Machining package. The special feature of the real-time simulations: It uses the NC code after the post-processor run as a basis. This ensures that the virtual machine movements correspond exactly to the real machine movements. Another component of the package: the Hypermill Virtual Machining Optimiser automatically finds the best solution for a collision-free approach during the post-processing run – based on an analysis of the complete machining sequences.

In addition to that, Open Mind also provides information on other strategies from its Hypermill Maxx Machining high-performance package. Perfect pocketing technology ensures more efficient pocket machining with high-feed milling cutters, according to the company. An algorithm fits the largest possible pocket into the area to be roughened and automatically generates linear toolpaths for high feed milling.

Once again, the use of conical barrel cutters takes up a lot of space. This year, for example, the “5-axis finishing of prismatic fillets” strategy has been added. A surface-spanning 5-axis machining with conical barrel cutters also makes it possible to produce entire surface assemblies in a single work step, the company states. The tool paths are generated fully automatically on the basis of the surface selection made.

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