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OPEN MIND at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018


OPEN MIND will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow from 16 to 22 July 2018. At Stand 41660 in Hall 4, the CAD/CAM developer will present the hyperMILL® CAM solution for companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. The leading software for 5axis machining pushes the limits of machining centers to meet the special industry requirements for complex parts and sophisticated materials. OPEN MIND will provide information about milling, turning, and HSC, HPC, 2.5D, 3D, and 5axis machining, as well as process chains involving PLM and simulations.

OPEN MIND will present proven solutions for the aviation industry with modules for easy, secure programming of impeller, blisk, and blade machining. hyperMILL® also includes many interesting features for the challenges posed by other complex parts. These include a range of innovative 5axis simultaneous strategies that enable efficient machining of challenging geometries such as free-form surfaces or deep cavities. For example, 5axis helical drilling, a helical tilt milling method in which the milling tool is tilted in cutting mode, allows holes to be formed easily and efficiently. A second tilt prevents collision with the hole wall. This is advantageous because only one tool is needed for different drill diameters, or open pockets of varying sizes. Pre-drilling is not necessary, and the strategy is very well suited for materials that are hard to cut.

hyperMILL® MAXX Machining

The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package is comprised of a set of machining strategies that are highly popular in the aerospace industry. Machining strategies in this package that will be presented at the trade fair include the extremely efficient finishing of difficult-to-access surfaces for which OPEN MIND has developed 5axis tangent plane machining with conical barrel cutters. This offers enormous potential for optimization: it takes 90 percent less time than conventional methods.

“Aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers represent an industry that sets high standards in terms of innovative materials, machining quality, and secure processes. At the Farnborough International Airshow, we will show attendees how they can use innovative hyperMILL® strategies to further increase their productivity and competitiveness,” says Illias Mustafa, Director Global Accounts, at OPEN MIND Technologies.


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