OPEN MIND at Eastec 2008

hyperMILL® in SolidWorks® on display at Eastec 2008

OPEN MIND Technologies USA will present it's hyperMILL software, including hyperMILL in SolidWorks at Eastec 2008. OPEN MIND was recently designated a SolidWorks Gold CAM partner. OPEN MIND will be located in Booth 5020.

As a SolidWorks Gold CAM Partner product, hyperMILL satisfies a strict set of requirements including "in-window" operation allowing concurrent operation of CAD and CAM functions, associative recognition of model changes, and various design and interface requirements outlined by SolidWorks Corporation for consistent processing.

OPEN MIND has had positive results from the market for its recent release of hyperMILL in SolidWorks. Recent sales have included both entry licenses of hyperMILL Basic for pockets and holes on mold plates, and advanced licenses of hyperMILL Expert with added 5-axis cycles for complex surfacing on advanced components used in the motion picture industry.

OPEN MIND also provides integrated solutions in Autodesk Inventor®, ProENGINEER Wildfire®, as well as our standalone version which is integrated in hyperCAD® (thinkDesign®).

OPEN MIND's integrated solutions provide numerous benefits to users. Customers can work in a familiar CAD environment that is developed by companies who are highly focused on design solutions. Additionally, OPEN MIND channels all of its development efforts into machining strategies and postprocessor solutions. But most important is that the integrated solution eliminates quality problems caused by passing data through neutral file formats or translator modules. And the concurrent operation within the CAD system eliminates the chance of machining the wrong design revision.

Proven Multi-Axis Solutions
OPEN MIND provides a strong 2.5D and 3D set of cycle strategies, including efficient stock-based roughing, complete finishing (steep and shallow surfaces), and rest machining. Additionally, a comprehensive set of utilities exist to use Feature-based programming for holes, pockets, and much more; Macro-based programming by accessing stored and proven machining process; and a Tool database based on cutters, holders, and machining technology parameters.

hyperMILL is also well known for its broad range of multi-axis solutions. This technology is created by our development staff and can therefore be presented through the product and to the market in a coherent manner. Not only does OPEN MIND develop its advanced 5-axis cycles with its direct staff in the company headquarters outside Munich Germany, we also develop NC postprocessors to ensure proper communication with machine tool controls, and to allow for additional information to be passed from the CAM system to the postprocessor.

OPEN MIND's multi-axis solutions have various modes of cutter contact and cutter orientation control. They also include both collision detection and collision avoidance, which reduces the burden on the programmer to identify the ideal cutter orientations. The user sets a target orientation and an acceptable range of deviation in case collisions are detected. And the system works from there.

Multi-axis solutions provide many benefits, namely reduced part set-ups, increased part quality, ability to use shorter and stiffer cutters, and the ability to produce complex components.

Applications showing 5-axis rest machining and other complex collision analysis will be on display in the OPEN MIND booth at Eastec 2008.

About OPEN MIND Technologies
OPEN MIND Technologies USA Inc. is a subsidiary of OPEN MIND Technologies AG, who is a leading developer of CAD/CAM software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products, from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5-axis simultaneous machining. With over 9,000 licenses sold across the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the key markets around the world. OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a subsidiary of Man and Machine (


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