Open Mind Technologies, a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions, has announced it will be GROB’s exclusive CAM partner at 5-AXiS LiVE!, a GROB Technology Event featuring eight GROB partners. OPEN MIND will feature the latest release of its advanced hyperMILL CAM software (version 2019.2), offering significant advantages when 5-Axis machining. Two parts programmed with hyperMILL will be showcased at the event, including a complex aerospace component and mold.
The event is scheduled for August 20, 2019 at GROB’s Production Facility in Bluffton, Ohio from 9:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. attendees are welcome to arrive for breakfast and networking. The event is complimentary and manufacturing professionals are encouraged to attend.
Attendees will learn how to expand their machining capabilities and discover new ideas for business growth at this one-day special event. A plant tour, informative seminars, and intriguing 5-axis machining demonstrations are all on the day’s agenda. Greg Jones, vice president of Smartforce Development, The Association for Manufacturing Technology will give a keynote presentation. The hyperMILL MAXX Machining Finishing Module, a performance package of the hyperMILL CAM software suite, will be highlighted during OPEN MIND’s demonstration. hyperMILL MAXX Machining enables the use of conical barrel cutter technology to reduce cycle times over 90 percent and is ideal for planar, ruled and curved surfaces often found in complex 5-Axis components. A new 5-axis Prismatic fillet finishing function in hyperMILL MAXX Machining facilitates the geometry and automatic inclination of barrel cutters to be applied similarly to high feed cutters, using a plunging and pulling movement at extremely high feed rates. hyperMILL MAXX Machining offers three modules for finishing, roughing and drilling.