The Hyoermill vm optimizerClick image to enlargeOpen Mind Technologies' latest hyperMILL 2021.2 CAD/CAM software suite offers innovative features for efficient, user-friendly machining in applications ranging from 2.5D to 5 axis.

Resulting in simplified programming and increased process reliability, the NC code-based machine simulation has also been enhanced. Within the Virtual Machining Optimizer module, the cutter is able to remain close to the workpiece, violations of the axis limitations are now detected and movement sequences are optimized accordingly. There is also a new option to apply a special approach and retract strategy to machines where the cutting tool can be retracted into a tunnel.

A new additive manufacturing Weave Mode generates a toolpath in a wave-shaped or zigzag movement to apply material to contours or to fill areas, allowing the application area to be widened and the thickness to be increased for the individual movement. This continuous application also improves the metallurgical properties of the applied material.

In the integrated hyperCAD-S CAD module, additional file formats for import and export have been added including SAT as standard ACIS text, and OBJ and 3MF for importing mesh data. Also, electrode creation has been improved via the optimized selection of the raw material. To support EDM machining, the hyperCAD-S Electrode Converter can now be used to create import files for several EDM machines such as Exeron, Zimmer & Kreim and OPS-Ingersoll.

For increased quality and ease of use, enhancements to some CAM cycles are offered in hyperMILL 2021.2 such as 3D and 5 axis Equidistant Finishing capabilities that define the milling area by selecting bounding curves so that individual areas on a surface model can be targeted.  With 3D ISO Machining, multiple bounding curves can now be used to allow different areas to be machined in one job. In addition, 3D Z-level Shape Finishing includes several innovative features to improve machining quality, including optimized sorting of toolpath, smooth overlap at boundary, free tool geometry and trim toolpath to stock.

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Next generation virtual reality welding training

With no need to use actual metal or gas or even a dedicated welding booth, Lincoln Electric’s new VRTEX Engage weld training solution brings the ease of virtual reality arc welding training to a student’s desktop.

New coolant delivery for 30% to 150% tool life boost

Walter USA has launched Walter Turn Precision Coolant, a coolant delivery system that produces a direct coolant supply through the insert clamp and along the flank face of the insert resulting in a 30 to 150 per cent tool life increase, depending on the material and coolant pressure for stainless materials, high temperature alloys and steels, says Walter.

Chipbreakers for exotics, stainless steel alloys

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. has expanded its lineup to include EEG and EEF chipbreakers for exotics and stainless steel alloys.

 Designed for roughing applications, the EEG Chipbreaker features ball-shaped projection breakers for enhanced chip control.

Auto darkening helmet with grinding features

Two new auto darkening models have joined the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. family of Classic series of welding helmets: the Classi VSi and the Classic FS 310 2x4 flip-up.

Fiber laser for high volume shops

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) has introduced the CLX fiber laser machine.

Carbide tipped band saw blades

Simonds Saw has launched Quad 7 carbide tipped band saw blades for demanding production cutting operations such as steel service centres, foundries and aerospace sawing applications.

Program corners and grooves with ease

Open Mind Technologies' latest version of hyperMILL 2020.1 increases ease-of-use and overall programming performance in addition to powerful 3D and five axis Machining enhancements for complex part manufacture.

Robotic waterjet trimming cells

Jet Edge Inc. and Alliance Automation LLC, a designer and manufacturer of custom industrial automation and robotic systems is powering its latest generation of robotic waterjet trimming cells with Jet Edge intensifier pumps.

Next-gen EDMs for precision machining

 

Makino has introduced next-generation EDM machines in its Edge series, Edge2 and Edge3, built for general precision machining applications.

Small footprint, big bore turning centre

Haas Automation has introduced a turning centre for shops wanting more capacity without the space requirements of larger footprint lathes. ST-15 is the latest and smallest addition to the the company's big bore machine line.

Easy-to-use on-machine probing apps

Renishaw has extended its range of on-machine probing apps for CNC machine tools. 

Punch, form, bend and tap on one machine

The Strippit PX-Series is new versatile punching technology introduced by LVD Strippit.

Tregaskiss introduces analog and Ethernet reamers

Tregaskiss has introduced the TOUGH GUN TT4A (analog) and TT4E (Ethernet) reamers.

Chip breakers improve surface quality

Improve surface finish in long-chipping materials with Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s two new insert chip-breakers.

Fume extraction replacement filters

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced replacement filters for its Filtair 130 portable fume extractor, that provide double the life cycle compared to prevous filter styles for half the cost, says the company.

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