hyperMILL®, one of the world’s most modern CAM programming systems, is available to all SolidWorks users in their own familiar software environment. The current version includes many new features and functions to achieve more performance and less programming time. hyperMILL® 2011 is based on automated programming and the clever utilization of existing manufacturing know-how, by offering various functions that help you gain simple, user-friendly and time-saving workflows. New strategies and optimisation functions are available in 2D machining as well as 5axis simultaneous milling and turning. General functions, such as enhanced stock definition and rest material display, or the job-list-based editing of tool paths, simplify daily work. Highlights like intelligent macros, new 5axis shape offset machining and the hyperMILL® API offer several new ways to program and manufacture more efficiently.
5axis machining and optimization
New functions and optimised strategies further lower the programming burden and help to obtain better milling results. The new shape offset roughing and finishing function offers a strategy for the 5axis machining of surfaces with a uniform offset, with simple programming and while avoiding the formation of ‘stair-steps’ that would be common with Z-level roughing approaches. Improved 5axis swarf cutting results in better surface quality. New contour milling features allow for better control when using large milling tools.
Further time savings with 64-bit support
64-bit support means that users have more memory at their disposal. This means that many calculations can be carried out considerably faster. These features are especially useful when machining large models, which require a large number of job steps and toolpaths. hyperMILL® users thus benefit from further time savings in their day-to-day work.
Seamless integration for continuous processing
Thanks to the seamless integration of hyperMILL® for SolidWorks, continuous processes can be easily implemented using a unified database. Both the CAD and CAM systems use the same data model. The result is a high degree of transparency and error prevention throughout the entire machining process. This also means that SolidWorks users always work under the same user interface. The hyperMILL® CAM software can be accessed via the SolidWorks interface using the hyperMILL® button.hyperMILL® offers CAM strategies for every requirement: All 2D, 3D, HSC and 5axis milling strategies, right through to mill-turning and special applications are available directly within SolidWorks.
OPEN MIND Technologies will present its successful CAM solution hyperMILL® as a fully integrated solution for SolidWorks at the SolidWorks World 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA at booth 412 in the Sails Pavilion.
Please note: All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2012. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.
Don’t forget, if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.