hyperMILL 2019.1 comprehensive CAD/CAM software suite has a range of new features and enhancements including an expanded Finishing Module in the hyperMILL MAXX Machining Performance Package, process optimizations such as a new thread milling module, a new function for reducing calculation times, tool database flexibility, and CAD optimization. See related videos for comprehensive details on the new functions in hyperMILL 2019.1.
5-axis prismatic Fillet Finishing
The 5-axis Prismatic fillet finishing function in hyperMILL MAXX machining enables the geometry and automatic inclination of barrel cutters to be applied similar to high feed cutters, using a plunging and pulling movement at extremely high feed rates. Maximum performance is attainable using conical barrel cutters (also known as arc segment or circle segment end mills). Ball or bull nose end mills can also be efficiently used.
Improved surface finishes
The Profile Milling technique in 2019.1 has a new option that improves the quality of machined surfaces. Traditional CAM software processing uses a close-approximation mesh surface for machining calculations. A benefit of the mesh approach is to standardize CAM processing, even in cases when the design model has imperfections. OPEN MIND has implemented new techniques in hyperMILL 2019.1 for machining directly to the model surface, which has substantially improved surface finishes.
Enhanced process optimizations
Among the process improvements in 2019.1, the updated Thread Milling module is easy to program and supports a number of thread milling types, while simplifying selection and milling direction options.
Also new to 2019.1 is the elimination of cycle recalculation requirements, improving processing speed. Recalculation cycles are no longer required when job I.D. numbers are changed or when fixture positions change. In addition, for improved tool management users now have the option to individually expand the tool database in hyperMILL 2019.1, allowing the ability to store order numbers, pricing and tool life detail.
CAD optimized for CAM
hyperCAD-S in the 2019.1 suite, which is optimized for CAM requirements, includes polyline management, enabling CAD functions such as lengthening or shortening to be applied by the polylines element type. Polylines can also be machined similar to all other elements, with trim, join, orient or select.
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