Continuous processes with uniform data models ensure process reliability and transparency throughout the manufacturing process. Familiar user interfaces reduce error rates and increase acceptance amongst users. Ever more companies and corporations are striving for seamlessly integrated manufacturing solutions. The CAM software hyperMILL in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire from OPEN MIND Technologies AG is one such ideally integrated CAD solution.
The hyperMILL CAM system is integrated in the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire CAD interface, providing users with significant advantages. A uniform data model can be used throughout the entire process from design through to programming and up to the simulation stage. Both the CAD and the CAM systems access the same database. As a result, read and write errors associated with data transfer are avoided right from the outset. Moreover, it’s possible to do design work and calculations in parallel.
By integrating the hyperMILL with the CAD system, the “look and feel” of the CAM product fits in with the CAD interface. And fully fused into the familiar operating environment, the CAM system is readily accepted by users and training is made much easier.
All Strategies Available in a Single Interface
By integrating hyperMILL in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, users have access to all 2D, 3D, HSC, and 5axis strategies in a single intuitive interface. The modular concept of hyperMILL provides every company with a solution perfectly tailored to their manufacturing needs. At the same time, the company can remain flexible and open to new tasks. Whenever required, users can add manufacturing strategies to their system.
Developed for Intuitive Operation
hyperMILL reduces programming efforts. This is made possible by RAPID RESULT technology and the clearly structured data entry masks. With its many automatic procedures, RAPID RESULT technology minimizes the required number of programming steps. Plausibility checks help to largely eliminate data entry errors. According to the parameters that have been entered, the software automatically updates the data entry mask so that only those options that are plausible remain available. Furthermore, hyperMILL detects erroneous feed parameters or incorrectly dimensioned tools.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In keeping with this, various graphics support the user while entering data. Each job is stored in a clearly structured job list that allows users to check the job steps at any time.
Reliable Control and Avoidance of Collisions
The possibilities of modern 5axis milling machines can be optimally exploited using efficient 5axis cycles and reliable collision control solutions. hyperMILL makes use of a unique algorithm for automatically controlling and avoiding collisions. Together with the 5axis cycles, it is possible to use short stiff tools for excellent surface quality and high contour accuracy. It is also possible to perform 3D machining on hard-to-reach zones using woodruff and lollipop milling tools.
Platinum Member in the PTC Partner Advantage Program
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a Platinum Member in the PTC Partner Advantage Program. This partnership at the very highest level ensures that we receive extensive support from PTC during application development. This support starts with licenses for PTC technology, continues with product development and certification, and extends all the way to joint marketing and sales activities. Of course, the user profits most of all from this close cooperation. The availability of hyperMILL for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire provides users with a powerful complementary set of capabilities to PTC’s proven design and manufacturing solutions.
About OPEN MIND Technologies AG
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM solutions for designing and manufacturing complex moulds and parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products from feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5axis simultaneous machining. With over 5,500 licenses sold across the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the most important markets in Asia, Europe and the USA.
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