Today’s Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs) offer a wide range of features and capabilities – from 3-, 4- and 5-axis milling and user-friendly CNC controls to a plethora of options that further increase productivity and expand part processing possibilities in terms of shape and geometry. And while all the available variations of VMCs can seem overwhelming, there are three key considerations to keep in mind that will help narrow your selection down to the one that’s perfectly matched for your applications.
True to EMO 2017’s theme ‘Networked systems for intelligent production’, CAM/CAD manufacturer Open Mind is debuting hyperMILL Virtual Machining, a key component for implementing digital production systems. The simulation solution creates a perfect virtual rendering of reality in the machine based on NC data. Built with Industry 4.0 in mind, the tool generates a bi-directional communication link between the machine control and the hyperMILL Virtual Machining Center, thus delivering a new level of process control and optimisation.
The aerospace industry has been on the upswing for a few years now, and all indications are that orders for parts will continue to increase. Parts manufacturers looking to capitalize on these opportunities must implement processes and techniques that will help keep them both compliant and profitable.
The aerospace industry is one of the most technically challenging industries in the world. There are growing pressures to look at new manufacturing methods to reduce production times and increase efficiency. One of the determining factors in the production chain is the choice of the right CAM solution. Reduced machining times with high material removal rates of up to 95 per cent require state-of-the-art CAM solutions. Open Mind, a leading developer of CAM/CAD-Software, offers with its CAM system hyperMILL intelligent solutions to meet the challenges rising in the aerospace industry.
Open Mind Technologies AG is set to exhibit its NC code-based hyperMILL Virtual Machining Center machine simulation for the first time at this year’s EMO. Live machining demonstrations using the innovative strategies provided by the hyperMILL MAXX Machining performance package will be performed on Stand A08 in Hall 25. The developer of CAM/CAD software and post-processors will also offer a first glimpse of its upcoming hyperMILL version 2018.1 at the trade fair, which will take place in Hanover, Germany.
Multi-Tasking machine tool technology continues to evolve and push machine capabilities that make it easier to machine the most complex parts in the world and do so cost-effectively. Here are six recent machine design advancements that are particularly important to your job shop.
McLaren-Honda has further extended its contract with Yamazaki Mazak, ensuring the manufacturer continues in its role as the sole Official Supplier of CNC machine tools to the McLaren-Honda Formula One team. Mazak has supplied the team for 18 years, and currently has a total of 33 machines installed at the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, including multi-tasking and multi-axis machines from the Integrex and Variaxis series.
Open Mind Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAM/CAD-Software, will showcase the latest version of the hyperMILL at CIMT, one of the four largest international machine tool exhibitions in the world (China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, 17 - 22 April 2017). In Hall E8 of the German pavilion, the CAM specialists will demonstrate how to fully take advantage of NC machines.
SoftInWay Inc. and Open Mind Technologies AG announce a cooperation agreement to provide a complete solution for the design, development and manufacturing of gas turbine components and other types of turbomachinery. Both companies are known for their best-in-class software platforms that provide component developers the needed productivity tools to accelerate the product development and production process while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
The future of production “to hand” – the new Zoller Venturion 450 not only impresses with its new, ergonomic eQ one-hand control handle and a striking look, but also offers everything you need for the networked manufacturing of the future!
Open Mind Technologies AG has now released the latest version of its CAM system, hyperMILL 2017.1. Users now benefit from many new functions and optimisation tools that make programming faster while reducing auxiliary processing times when carrying out machining jobs. The software developer has also made crucial additions to hyperCAD-S, its proprietary CAD for CAM solution. The software is available from November 2016.
After five years of painstaking research followed by the last three years evolving his fledgling business, Olly Dmitriev has taken Vert Rotors and his patented range of compressors to market, launching the latest product at the recent IMTS Show in Chicago.