Open Mind unveils hyperMILL 2019.2

Open Mind’s 2019.2 version of hyperMILL CAM software offers a range of newly developed features that include high-precision 3D finishing, five-axis tangent machining, high-performance turning and new CAD-for-CAM technologies. Furthermore, Open Mind is integrating more and more functions directly into hyperMILL CAM strategies that previously required extra CAD steps.

Despite the previous version of hyperMILL featuring high-precision profile finishing, version 2019.2 offers a comparable function for 3D shape Z-level finishing. The ‘high-precision surface mode’ option ensures smooth surfaces with tolerances in the micron range. This functionality saves time on post-machining finishing processes, particularly when applied to mould making. The ‘smooth overlap’ function has the same effect for 3D profile finishing.
Within hyperMILL 2019.2, the hyperCAD-S ‘global fitting’ function is directly integrated into the CAM strategy (in five-axis tangent machining). With this feature, multiple faces can be joined into one face with defined ISO orientation. The principle of using CAD elements for CAM programming is also applied, for example, for automatic face extension. With the automatic face extension, bounding surfaces are automatically extended during programming to improve the edges of machined surfaces. This function simplifies programming since these adjustments are made within the CAM strategy, without switching to the CAD environment.
The previous version of hyperMILL MAXX Machining saw turn-roughing implemented with trochoidal tool paths. Here, optimised connecting paths and fluent machine movements ensure high-performance machining, which means significantly higher machining values can be driven compared with conventional roughing methods. Version 2019.2 guarantees even greater process reliability for high-performance turning, while tool-life monitoring makes it possible to restrict the use of a cutter by the distance covered, the number of toolpaths, or a time limit. If the defined limit is reached, a retract macro is generated automatically and the job ends.
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