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New “2.5D Back Boring” strategy in hyperMILL® 2023 reliably avoids collisions when inserting and retracting tools on the back side of a hole.

New Capabilities in CAD/CAM Software Suite

Jan. 19, 2023
The 2023 update to the hyperMILL CAD/CAM software suite offers users new and enhanced features for powerful and simplified NC programming in applications from 2.5D machining to five-axis milling.

OPEN MIND TECHNOLOGIES introduced its hyperMILL® 2023 CAD/CAM software suite, which offers users new and enhanced features for powerful and simplified NC programming in applications from 2.5D machining to five-axis milling.

For easy programming of recurring shapes with a single click, hyperMILL® 2023 has a new General Transformation Pattern feature that uses a selected reference geometry and searches for the same reference in all other models regardless of its spatial orientation, creating a general transformation pattern including associated frames. This is useful when there are multiple components.

To ensure the highest level of safety while providing reliable programming when back boring, a new 2.5D Back Boring machining strategy permits back boring tasks to be programmed on machines with different kinematics, conveniently and easily. Toolholders and inserts, as well as monobloc tools, are displayed one-to-one in the virtual machine and checked for collisions.

Now, programming the controller for countersinking, deburring and milling tools on the once inaccessible back side of a hole can be done with ease.

An enhanced milling surface extension is offered in hyperMILL® 2023 for “3D Z-Level Shape Finishing” and “3D Profile Finishing” strategies, ensuring high-quality and reliable surface extensions when required, even with complex geometries. Users can reliably and easily protect sharp edges and divide up machining areas, especially useful for creating high-quality surfaces in tool and moldmaking when combined with a “Smooth Overlap” feature.

For hyperMILL® MILL-TURN capability, “Smooth Overlap” is available now to optimize finishing paths in turning. This function enables flawless transitions when multiple tools or orientations are required for machining, and approach/ retract macros can be used normally.

Also, for more flexible, simplified programming of free-form tools, groove plunging with free tool geometry has been enhanced, as all tool geometries now can be used for any type of workpiece contour when roughing. These same tool setting options, approach and retract macros are also available for standard tools.

With the introduction of hyperMILL® 2023, the NC Optimizer feature in the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining strategy now optimizes fixed rotary and parallel axes by automatically locating a kinematically correct and collision-free solution. This saves time by eliminating the need to manually interact with the axes.

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