Greater Performance, More Process Reliability and Increased Flexibility
Significant auxiliary processing time savings can be achieved during mill turning with hyperMILL®millTURN-Linking. Numerous new functions for 2.5D, 3D and 5 axis milling increase efficiency. These include 3D-optimised roughing and 5 axis swarf cutting with a curve. The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package has also been extended. And, hyperCAD®-S once again features many new highlights
What's New in 2017.1?
hyperMILL® 2017.1 means greater performance, more process reliability and increased flexibility. Significant auxiliary processing time savings can be achieved during mill turning with hyperMILL® millTURN-Linking. Numerous new functions for 2.5D, 3D and 5axis milling increase efficiency. These include 3D-optimised roughing and 5axis swarf cutting with a curve. The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package has also been extended. And, hyperCAD® -S once again features many new highlights

Performance, Performance, Performance Speed is more crucial than ever these days. This is why OPEN MIND developed hyperMILL® MAXX Machining, the comprehensive high-performance solution for roughing, finishing and drilling. Trochoidal tool paths ensure extremely fast material removal. Innovative strategies for barrel cutters allow for finishing in record time. Milling tools tilted in the cutting direction can quickly and easily drill holes and open pockets in hard material without the need for a predrilled hole.

These unique solutions from OPEN MIND save enormous amounts of time while ensuring the same high quality. This allows CAM programmers to maximise machine performance for any application.
Perfect fusion of virtual and real machining Real machine collisions not only cause damage to machines; they also lead to production losses and associated time delays. This is why the actual machining situation, that is, the machine including controller and PLC, is mapped virtually and simulated based on the NC code in the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. In addition, the innovative hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Connector provides in-depth, unique networking and synchronisation with the machine.

Reliable and comprehensive simulation Often, machine movements are only simulated on the basis of internally used data. In other words, simulation takes place before the postprocessor run. In this type of CAM-based simulation, the postprocessor and simulation remain unconnected. With its hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center, OPEN MIND has decided to go one major step further by ensuring that the simulation is based on the NC code after the postprocessor run.* Here, the virtual machine movements correspond exactly to the real machine movements. Only this machine simulation based on the NC code can guarantee reliable collision detection – even before starting on the machine. 
hyperMILL 2017.1
Fully Automated Collision Checking
The prerequisite – not just for reliable 5axis machining – is reliable collision checking and avoidance. hyperMILL® detects collisions and provides efficient solutions for collision avoidance. Fully automated collision avoidance offers a range of strategies.

A collision-free tool angle is calculated automatically for 5axis simultaneous machining. The user can decide which axis of rotation should be prioritised in collision avoidance depending on the machine kinematics. If there are collisions, 3D and/or tilted machining is cancelled, the toolpaths with collisions are left out, and then milling is carried out using longer tool lengths and/or modified tool angles.

Furthermore, during roughing, the paths can be moved laterally, thereby allowing greater machining depths. The software can predict tool length extension or reduction to optimise this parameter while assuring collision free toolpaths.
What's New in 2017.1

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