OPEN MIND Will Demo Industry 4.0 hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Package at MACH 2018

10 February 2018

OPEN MIND Will Demo Industry 4.0 hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Package at MACH 2018

On stand H17-620 at MACH 2018, visitors will see a raft of groundbreaking new CAD/CAM developments from OPEN MIND Technologies. The exhibition will be the launch-pad for the latest edition of hyperMILL, Version 2018.2. New developments in Version 2018.2 will include the new hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center, the Vandurit rollFEED® turning method and a deluge of additional new features that will simplify and enhance the CAM programming and machining process. And of course, the powerful hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package will demonstrate how machine shops can reduce cycle times by as much as a staggering 90%.

With Industry 4.0 fast becoming the buzzword of the manufacturing industry, OPEN MIND will be providing groundbreaking demonstrations on how intelligent production can fit into the machine shop via the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center package. The CAD/CAM specialist introduced the world to hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining at EMO 2017 through its current release Version 2018.1. At MACH 2018, OPEN MIND will be breaking new boundaries with the arrival of Version 2018.2.

Built with Industry 4.0 in mind, the new simulation solution creates a perfect virtual rendering of reality in the machine based on NC data. The new innovation generates a bi-directional communication link between the machine control and the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center to deliver a new level of process control and optimisation. As component production gets more complex with lead-time requirements ever shortening, manufacturers must optimise productivity by minimising processing. The highly efficient NC code-based hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining simulation solution enables manufacturers to do just that.

Through added networking and virtual mapping of the actual processes, machining operations can be reliably evaluated, checked and optimised before running the job. The Center, Optimizer and CONNECTED Machining modules of the simulation solution help to decisively step up communication between the hyperMILL® CAM suite and the machine tools.

The core solution draws on cutting-edge postprocessors that offer extensive simulation and analysis options based on the NC code following the postprocessor run. The optional Optimizer module offers functions such as automatically choosing the best setting from the wide range of possible tool angles for multi-axis processing. The CONNECTED Machining component implements a bi-directional communication
path between the machine tool and the CAM workstation, allowing for an interactive dialogue between the program and the machine.

Actual machining operations, including transition movements are mapped virtually, thus allowing for a comprehensive simulation. Machine simulation is carried out with a defined machine model, taking into account the workpiece and tool as well as the tool holder, fixtures and clamps. Axes can be moved manually in the simulation; axis limitations are indicated and detected automatically.

The hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center and the Vandurit rollFEED® turning method are certainly showing that OPEN MIND is the benchmark in CAD/CAM technology. For any machine shop that wants to reduce lead-times, programming times and on-machine cycle times by up to 90%, make sure you visit stand H17-620 at MACH 2018.

OPEN MIND Will Demo Industry 4.0 hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Package at MACH 2018

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