Open Mind Technologies Shop Viewer provides machine operators with overview of upcoming NC program
Germany – Open Mind Technologies has released Hyper-Mill Shop Viewer, a visualisation solution for the workshop.
It is said to provide machine operators with an overview of the upcoming NC program right through to simulation and ensures that safe, checked NC programs run on the machine.
Although the digital process chain from design through NC programming already exists in many companies, there is often a break in the chain when it comes to the production environment. Open Mind's viewing system is said to help. It provides the user with all information related to manufacturing data, geometry and component structure. It also allows the user to view data from Hyper-Mill and Hyper-CAD-S in detail directly next to the machine. The Shop Viewer was developed specifically to the requirements of Hyper-Mill users, the company says. The information visible on the viewer workspace includes 3D model with the ability to measure features, CAM programs, 3D clamping plans and tool data.
By providing this information, the machine operator can simulate the actual manufacturing process and gain a better understanding of the milling process. The Hyper-Mill operating concept allows users to work in their usual interface, which is claimed to enable them to reach their goals quickly.