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OPEN MIND gives Farnborough debut to hyperMILL 2014
OPEN MIND gives Farnborough debut to hyperMILL 2014

OPEN MIND gives Farnborough debut to hyperMILL 2014

Added to MTDCNC by OPEN MIND on 09 May 2014

On Stand B3 in Hall 1, OPEN MIND Technologies will be giving the UK aerospace industry its first demonstration of hyperMILL 2014, the latest version of the market leading CAM software. The innovative new package that is the benchmark in CAM software for the aerospace sector incorporates a host of new features that will simplify and speed up model creation whilst delivering producitvity gains on the shop floor.

In all CAM packages, the end user has to follow a series of steps prior to define parameters prior to generating any actual tool paths. However, hyperMILL 2014 eliminates the laborius process of following options such as ing NCS, milling area, stock model, frame definition and feature mapping. With the unique new 'Start-up' tool in hyperMILL 2014, the end user can the 'Start Actions' tab within the Start-up menu and all the initial steps are created automatically. This new feature enables the customer to start generating tool paths on a new model with just a few simple steps. This feature will save considerable time at the initial start-up stage of each new model. Furthermore, it eradicates what can be a tedious process.

Another new innovation that has been introduced with hyperMILL 2014 is the new 'Deformation Tool' that incorporates two seperate command functions. Firstly, the tool offers 'Deform Entities' that unlike other CAM packages, it doesn't predefine the volume and curves of the model. Giving the user the ability to individually start and end conditions as well as the points and curves of the model; users have significantly more flexibility and the ability to define all conditions. This remarkable flexibility offers unsurpassed time savings during model construction.

The second element of the Deformation Tool is the 'deform volumetric' command. This prevents specific volumes from being defined for projects whereby the operator is working on an initial 2D face with a target face being a curvature. The user can the initial and target face and from this, the design is automatically mapped. The 'deform volumetric' is ideal for specialised applications such as tyres, text and labes to bring 2D elements to a full 3D curved target face. The benefit of this feature is an enormous time saving as well as enhanced functionality during the model construction process.

Added to these two key features, hyperMILL 2014 now incorporates a new 'shop viewer' feature. The delivery of shop viewer is to enable users to view projects created with the new hyperCAD-S package. It enables the user to display toolpaths, tools, zero points, in-feeds and all associated technologies prior to machining. The shop viewer enables customers to measure distances, lengths and other dimensions. Without shop viewer, the customer would only see NC code. The key benefit of shop viewer is the enhanced reliability and security of enabling the customer to fully view programs before 'real' machining. This very quick testing tool permits the user to measure, check and test with the push of a single button.

Commenting upon the opportunity to present hyperMILL 2014 to the aerospace industry at Farnborough, OPEN MIND UK's Managing Director Mr Adrian Smith says: 'hyperMILL is the undisputed leader in CAM software for 5-axis machining in the aerospace industry. The new features within the 2014 package will further enhance our capabilities whilst delivering a host of benefits to the end user. With the UK aerospace industry being the second largest in the world, Farnborough will present us with a unique opportunity to extend our market reach in the UK and overseas. Furthermore, we will be using the event to promote aerospace specific events that will enable UK and overseas aerospace manufacturers to witness what has been achieved in the marketplace with hyperMILL to date.'

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