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Open Mind releases hyperMILL 2018.2

Open Mind Technologies AG has introduced Version 2018.2 of its hyperMILL CAD/CAM suite. In this new release, numerous features – such as drill hole and pocket recognition as well as 3D-optimized roughing have been further improved.

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What is Direct Diode Laser Technology?

Recently, Mazak introduced first of their kind laser cutting machines which utilise a direct diode laser (DDL), the Mazak Optiplex DDL series. These machines have changed the game for high power laser cutting. Direct diode laser technology has shaken the industrial laser cutting industry, but not everyone understands what it is, how it works or why it has gained such traction.

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The Digitally Connected Factory

The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. As more machines begin to communicate with each other, production efficiency goes up. Add the ability of analytic tools to predict maintenance needs, and productivity improves even more.

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Meet our Spare Parts Interpreter

Brett Buntman joined our Spare Parts department last year and by now many of you have already spoken to him.

To help shed light on his role, we recently sat down with Brett to learn more about how he helps our customers.

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Fanuc's new small collaborative robots

Introducing the Fanuc range of small collaborative robots: the Fanuc CR-4iA, Fanuc CR-7iA and Fanuc CR-7iA/L as a new variation of the “green robot” CR series, following the 35kg high payload Fanuc CR-35iA, which allow for collaborative operation with human operators without safety fences.

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What is Mazak's role in Industry 4.0?

The pressure to increase productivity, quality and to supply more and more information to customers…

… from machine utilisation rates through to 3D simulations of 5-axis programmes, is already filtering down the supply chain to even the smallest machine shop.

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What to consider when buying a Vertical Machining Center

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.

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Open Mind presents hyperMILL Virtual Machining simulation solution at EMO Hannover 2017

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.

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Open Mind offers efficient solutions for the aerospace industry

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.

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Open Mind at the EMO Hannover 2017

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.

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McLaren-Honda extends exclusive machine tool partnership with Mazak

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.

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