Program Deep Cavities Effectively and Mill Them Reliably

Innovative 5-axis strategies for cavity machining

OPEN MIND offers innovative 5-axis strategies for cavity machining. These strategies allow demanding geometries such as deep cavities and steep walls to be programmed and milled in no time at all.

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5-axis Z-Level Finishing with simultaneous machining 

5-axis “Z-Level Finishing” is used to machine steep surfaces as planes or pockets. This allows flat areas to be automatically excluded during this type of finishing.

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5-axis profile finishing with automatic indexing

As with conventional 3D tasks, flat or slightly curved areas can be machined using 5-axis profile finishing. The 5-axis collision avoidance allows users to mill near steep walls using a short tool in a single step. When combined with automatic indexing, steep walls can be machined in the removal direction of the mold.


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5-axis equidistant finishing with simultaneous machining 

5-axis equidistant finishing allows you to machine steep and flat areas in a single operation. This strategy generates especially smooth transitions between the individual tool paths. It helps prolong the lifespan of tools and machines, and ensures the best surfaces possible.

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5-axis free path milling with automatic indexing

5-axis curve machining makes it possible to engrave parts without collision when using short tools, even near steep walls.


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5-axis rest machining with automatic indexing

5-axis rest machining offers all the options of 3D rest machining in addition to the 5-axis tool positions. Automatic indexing determines the positions and areas that allow the part to be machined in a single operation.

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5-axis rework machining with simultaneous machining 

5-axis rework machining is used to convert 3D programs into 5-axis programs. It allows 3D tools that have been excluded due to a collision to be machined as 5-axis simultaneous machining jobs or with auto­matically calculated fixed positions. All 3D and 5-axis toolpaths can also be optimized to improve milling results.