OPEN MIND Introduces hyperMILL 2023 CAD/CAM Software Suite
Look for new and enhanced features for simplified numerical code programming in applications ranging from 2.5D machining to 5-axis milling.
January 13, 2023
OPEN MIND Technologies, developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, introduced its latest hyperMILL 2023 CAD/CAM software suite, which offers users new and enhanced features for simplified numerical code programming in applications ranging from 2.5D machining to 5-axis milling.
“We are pleased to introduce hyperMILL 2023 to provide our customers with new, powerful CAD/CAM programming strategies, in addition to a wide range of enhancements—all designed to simplify and accelerate programming, improving the user experience,” says Alan Levine, managing director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA.
New and Enhanced CAM Capabilities
For easy programming of recurring shapes with a single click, hyperMILL 2023 has a new General Transformation Pattern feature. The new feature uses a selected reference geometry and searches for the same reference in all other models regardless of its spatial orientation, creating a general transformation pattern including associated frames.
To ensure safety while providing programming when back boring, a new 2.5D Back Boring machining strategy enables back boring tasks to be programmed on machines with different kinematics. Toolholders and inserts, as well as monobloc tools, are displayed one to one in the virtual machine and checked for collisions. Now programming the controller for countersinking, deburring and milling tools on the once-inaccessible back side of a hole can be done with ease.
An enhanced milling surface extension is offered in hyperMILL 2023 for 3D Z-Level Shape Finishing and 3D Profile Finishing strategies, ensuring quality surface extensions when required, even with complex geometries. Users can reliably and easily protect sharp edges and divide up machining areas.
New Mill-Turn Capabilities, Enhancements
New for hyperMILL MILL-TURN capability, now Smooth Overlap is available for optimizing finishing paths in turning. This function enables transitions when multiple tools or orientations are required for machining, and approach/ retract macros can be used normally.
Also, for flexible, simplified programming of free-form tools, groove plunging with free tool geometry has been enhanced, as all tool geometries can now be used for any type of workpiece contour when roughing, the company reports. These same tool setting options, approach and retract macros are also available for standard tools.
Enhancing Virtual Machining
With the introduction of hyperMILL 2023, the NC Optimizer feature in the hyperMILL VIRTUAL Machining strategy now optimizes fixed rotary and parallel axes by automatically locating a kinematically correct and collision-free solution.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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