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2.5D, 3D, 5-axis milling and turning strategies, as well as specialty applications: Everything is available in one user-friendly interface. The fully integrated product concept with a CAD system, direct and standard interfaces, and postprocessors enables integrated processes from design to manufacture.

With its innovative ideas, years of CAM experience and milling expertise, OPEN MIND develops both technologically sound CAM strategies and forward-looking solutions. OPEN MIND has made a name for itself internationally as a pioneer in innovative 5-axis technologies.

Today, OPEN MIND stands for a fully integrated product concept with solutions for automated programming, optimised processes and efficient manufacturing. New ideas are constantly being created for modern manufacturing thanks to this unique blend of computing and production expertise, experience and vision, international character and customised service.

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hyperMILL Puts the Brakes on Inefficiency for Alcon

Established in 1983 by engineer and sports car racer John Moore, Alcon Components Ltd initially made brakes for Audi Sport’s Group B Quattro rally cars. Today, the Tamworth company provides braking solutions such as discs, callipers, cylinders, valves,...


Maximum precision and fast machining

Maintaining maximum precision whilst working more efficiently is something the Hirschvogel Automotive Group has been able to achieve using the hyperMILL® CAM program from OPEN MIND. The amount of programming required has dropped dramatically and there...


OPEN MIND Drills Out Benefits for Offshore Manufacturer

The economic situation surrounding the UK offshore industry has been well documented for its difficulties in recent years. To rise above the uncertainty and build success where others have failed, Sub Drill has invested heavily in modern Mazak machine...


Phoenix Contact automates tool making preparation with hyperMILL

Global competition in the tool and mould making industry, shrinking batch sizes and the progress made in manufacturing technologies can quickly shift the bottleneck of a process chain from manufacturing to NC programming. This was evident at the tool-making...


hyperMILL Proves the Right Port in a 5-Axis Storm

Located in Silverstone, no more than a short walk from the world famous race circuit, Alitech Precision is a subcontract design, concept delivery and manufacturing company that specialises in the motorsport industry. When the subcontract manufacturer...


CAM system offers functions and strategies that save time and money

The KNARR Group located in Helmbrechts, Germany, is a tool and mould maker that manufactures and supplies standard parts through to complete mould bases to customer requirements. In addition to its modern machine tools, the company uses the hyperMILL...


Subcontractor Makes Picture Perfect Parts With hyperMILL

Previously working as an engineer in the F1 industry, it was the unsociable and unpredictable working routines that led Allan Carabine to set up his own machine shop in 2011. Working in the F1 sector taught the new business owner two valuable lessons;...


Subcontractor Dives Into Success With hyperMILL®

The path to setting up a subcontract machine shop couldn't have been more obscure than the tale of Ben Goodwin. Three years ago Ben was well remunerated for his dangerous skills as a deep sea welder and fabricator, but realising the danger and relatively...


OPEN MIND Makes the Impossible Possible for Compressor Manufacturer

After five years of painstaking research followed by the last three years evolving his fledgling business, Olly Dmitriev has taken Vert Rotors and his patented range of compressors to market, launching the latest product at the recent IMTS Show in Chicago....


Midland Aerospace takes-off with MAXX machining from OPEN MIND

Just over 10 years ago, Midland Aerospace invested in a 5-axis DMG machining centre and OPEN MIND's hyperMILL CAM software to support the new investment. A decade later and the astounding growth at Midland has seen the arrival of an additional five 5-axis...


hyperMILL does a good turn for Altec Engineering

The Durham based Altec Engineering Group of companies continues to grow, both organically and through acquisition. ...


Milling of medical parts with OPEN MIND

The OPEN MIND hyperMILL CAM from OPEN MIND Technologies has proven itself a market leading package for the medical industry seeing cycle times reduced by over 60% on the complex curved fixtures that require contouring, drilling and pocket machining...


Single blade 5-axis milling simplified with hyperMILL

The 5-axis machining of complex turbine blades has long been a complicated and time consuming process in terms of both programming and machining. For the efficient production of such complex aerospace turbine...


Milling an Aerospace Cladding Part With hyperMILL on a Breton 5-axis VMC

Automated functions within your CAM system can considerably simplify programming times when machining with complicated 5-axis strategies. Thanks to fully automated collision avoidance in 5-axis mode, hyperMILL® from OPEN MIND...


High-performance stock removal

Based in lslikon, Switzerland, Jossi Orthopaedics AG is a world leading manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and the critical communication from development through to series production, delivers workpieces that are in demand all over the world. ...


Peugeot Citroen save tooling time with Open Mind

A great many tools have to be created to mass produce quality vehicles, and they have to be flawless. Their quality and cost are key factors in the competition of the global automotive market. The skill of the toolmakers and their machine-tool programming...


Automotive subcontractor burns rubber with OPEN MIND

Over a decade ago, Burnley was devastated by the news that French Tyre manufacturer Michelin was closing its truck tyre factory in Lancashire with the loss of over 450 jobs. Since the 2002 closure, the local authority has strived to re-develop the 84...


Thunderbike invests in innovative solutions

Part of what makes Thunderbike so successful, is that the leading provider of custom-tailored bikes uses a carefully selected network of manufacturing partners. Considering that individually milled parts make up 80% of the product, choosing the right...


Exquisite bikes manufactured efficiently with hyperMILL

The multiple award-winning custom bike manufacturer Thunderbike, now manufactures a large number of its individually machined parts using the hyperMILL® CAM suite from OPEN MIND Technologies. The motorcycle manufacturer also utilises OPEN MIND's hyperCAD®...


Peter Copsey steps into 5 axis machining with OPEN MIND

When Copsey Engineering committed to set itself as a benchmark in the subcontracting industry, the Essex manufacturer made its first step from 3 to 5-axis machining with the acquisition of an OKK 5-axis machining centre and CAM software from OPEN MIND...


OPEN MIND Moulds Success For Carbon Composite Manufacturer

When Simon Farren started Reverie Ltd 13 years ago with the focus upon high quality carbon fibre aftermarket parts for the motorsport sector, the ex-Lotus engineer couldn't have envisaged the success that would stem from car enthusiasts appetite.....


hyperMILL Keeps Wheels Turning For Birmingham Subcontractor

Specialising in the production of prototype components and complex small batch runs for the automotive sector, Birmingham based Advanced Engineering (UK) Ltd has always maintained its ethos of investment in technology to deliver component quality at lead...


Open Mind CAD & OMF Mist extraction on JK Engineerings new 5 axis

When JK Engineering Ltd was formed in 2001, the focus of the subcontract business was to supply complex components to the F1 industry. Installing the latest 5-axis DMG machining centres and Open Mind CAM software...


5-axis machining with Open Mind eliminates multiple set-ups

When Newbury based Progressive Technologies built a strong customer base of F1, medical, oil & gas, fibre optics, defence and aerospace customers in the middle of the last decade, the company noticed the increasing need for 5-axis machining to eliminate...


Open Mind HyperMILL install at MKW Engineering

Many people will remember the 4th January 1967 as the landmark date that Donald Campbell took his Bluebird K7 to the water for the last time on Lake Coniston...


Norfolk based Tml Precision off to flying start with OPEN MIND

Neil Dyer, Tml’s Managing Director, is something of an entrepreneur. He acquired the business in 2003 when it was run from a barn with two people and three ageing CNC machines. At this time, 80% of revenue was generated by the motorsport sector. ...


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