Open Mind Technologies has announced version 2022.1 of its hyperMILL CAD/CAM software suite.
The new version offers new and enhanced features for NC programming in applications ranging from 2.5D to five axis.
Highlights include a new break-edge function for contour milling, combined pocket milling together with a finish path allowing cutter compensation, and increased efficiency for 3D plane machining. The new automated 3D plane machining strategy improves machining quality by searching for suitable, high performance path layouts according to parameters including when adaptive pockets are present.
Tool data such as length, radius, corner radius, and tool number and name, can be transferred directly from hyperMILL to a Heidenhain TNC640 control using the hyperMILL Connected Machining module. Now it is possible to import calibrated tools from a tool management system into hyperMILL to create programs, and then transfer the tool list or individual tool data to the machine.
Five-axis radial machining strategy for blow molds has been enhanced to better handle steep areas and undercut regions, and to adapt to three axis machines as required. For five axis Tube Finishing, there have been several enhancements to improve machining quality and simplify programming.
Improved linking logic in hyperMILL Virtual Machining Optimizer for five axis table-table machines is now available. The Virtual Machining Optimizer module links individual part programs with smooth and safe connections. An “Optimized Table-Table Logic” option allows users to select a distance value and the Optimizer automatically calculates the safety distances using the raw part, component and clamps selected in the job list. The defined distance is maintained between all components, and movement sequences are automatically optimized.