OPEN MIND Technologies AG is very pleased with the level of interest its mould and tool making solutions received at Moulding Expo 2017. Visitors at the trade fair who hadn’t yet heard about the optimisation options available with 5axis tangent plane machining were able to learn more about this solution at the OPEN MIND booth, which was exhibiting a large model of a conical barrel cutter. This tool, in combination with hyperMILL® machining solutions, can deliver time savings up to 90 per cent. The topic of die-sinking EDM also caused a great deal of excitement at the booth. OPEN MIND presented a CAM/CAD solution for fast electrode production.
The OPEN MIND booth primarily focused on presenting innovations from hyperMILL® 2017.2 as well as the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package with its three modules for roughing, finishing and drilling. To this end, the company demonstrated features such as 3D-optimised roughing, T-slot programming and expansions for 5axis rework machining to the many visitors at the trade fair.
However, the most extraordinary example of process optimisations made possible by OPEN MIND was a solution for manufacturing tasks that doesn’t involve cutting: hyperCAD®-S Electrode is an innovative module for extensively automating the design and production of electrodes for die-sinking. This module makes it possible to quickly derive electrodes from the face to be die-sunk within the component geometry and mill these electrodes – without any specialist expertise.