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CAM strategies from OPEN MIND make ultra-smooth surfaces a reality

OPEN MIND offers a number of strategies for high-precision processing as standard functions within it hyperMILL CAD/CAM suite. hyperMILL allows tolerances in the µm range and ultra-smooth surfaces to be created. This often makes reworking processes like secondary polishing or hand finishing obsolete.

The “Surface Precision Mode” option achieves higher quality surface finish on machined surfaces compared to traditional methods. This capability is a standard feature within hyperMILL CAM software. Toolpaths are calculated using the actual part surface model (and not an approximated calculation model). This allows tolerances in the µm range and ultra-smooth surfaces to be produced.

Indiscernible transitions

A further component for high-precision surface processing is the “Smooth Overlap” function to improve blending between tool path regions. The cutter path has been optimized to generate a perfect, barely perceptible transition between adjacent surfaces or tool path regions. The user can easily control the smooth overlap parameters, if needed.

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‘Smooth Overlap’ allows transition points between two surfaces to be integrated.


Precise edges

In order to improve the machining result for component edges, the boundary of selected milling surfaces can be extended during programming by using the “Automatic Face Extension” function. These adjustments are made with a selection within the CAM strategy. It greatly simplifies programming since users no longer have to switch to the CAD system to make these adjustments.
As a modern and flexible CAM solution, hyperMILL® features options for highly precise processing in many of its standard strategies. This concept is being further expanded. Future strategies will enable increased manufacturing precision and improved surfaces with options for high-precision milling.

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’Automatic Face Extension’ gives rise to improve milling results on component edges.