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hyperMILL® is one of the world’s most powerful CAM solutions for machine- and controllerindependent programming. The system provides extremely innovative, flexible and powerful CAM strategies that allow manufacturers to achieve quality, time and cost targets much more quickly, even on challenging parts.
5-axis Highlights and Benefits
  • Easy programming for milling
    applications with indexed orientation
  • Process reliability due to proven fully
    automated collision checking and
  • Multiple tilt strategies are available: 3+2,
    automatic indexing and 5 axis
    simultaneous machining
  • Familiar 3D strategies, such as Z-level machining or rest machining have been expanded to include 5 axis processing
  • A broad spectrum of machining
    strategies for surfaces, cavities and
    special machining tasks
  • All 5 axis strategies are available in
    the hyperMILL® interface
  • 5 axis shape offset roughing and
    finishing for simple and time-saving
    programming of shaped and wrapped

Not Just For Reliable 5axis Machining
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.
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Multi-axis Indexing with Fixed Tool
All 2D machining jobs from different sidesThis function enables the machining of parts from different directionswith one setup. It shifts and tilts the workplane for machining. The directionof machining corresponds to the orientation of the tool. Programscan be transformed and copied, even on multiple workplanes, without additional job calculation. 

Milling with fixed option 3 + 2 
All 3D machining operations with the tool pivoted relativeto the direction of machiningCutting areas can be programmed from a single machining directionwith different tool inclinations and free of collision. They can be easilykept separate, with no overlapping or gaps occurring. The course of thepaths for neighbouring areas and the appearance of the surface canbe precisely determined. In addition, this strategy ensures that allareas including details are completely calculated. 

Automatic Indexing 
Areas that require multiple tool angles for machining are programmedand milled in a single operation using automatic indexing. This method automatically seeks a collision-free fixed tool angle for individual millingareas and/or toolpaths. You can choose whether perpendicular (vertical) or angled tool orientations are preferred. With manually defined segment limits, milling areas can also be individually separated.

If necessary, 5axis simultaneous machining operations can also be used for local machining.In comparison to complete 5axis simultaneous machining, however, automatic indexing minimises machine movement. This reduces machining times and thus minimises stress on the machines. If it is not possible to calculate a collision-free fixed tool angle for an area, then, with 5axis rest machining, for example, a subdivision into smaller segments with different tool angles can be performed automatically.
5axis Machining
For demanding geometries such as deep cavities, high steep walls and undercuts, 3D machining is not possible because of collisions – or it is only possible with long tools. Machining these areas requires precisely defined milling areas and many different tool inclinations, which can be accomplished without collisions using 5axis machining.

Depending on the geometry and machine kinematics, you can select between 5axis machining with a fixed tool inclination, automatic indexing or simultaneous machining. Larger, slightly curved surfaces and geometries that follow leading surfaces or profiles can also be efficiently milled using 5axis machining.

The Trendsetting 5-axis Technology
hyperMILL® can typically yield time savings of more than 25 per cent while lowering tool wear and increasing contour accuracy for more cost-efficient production thanks to continuous machining. Challenging geometries such as high and steep walls require many different tool inclinations in precisely delineated milling areas.

5-axis Simultaneous
With hyperMILL® 5AXIS is based on what users are already familiar with; milling with a tilted tool. Yet the machining process is now quicker, the surface results are better and programming is much less complicated. Thanks to easy programming with automatic collision checking and avoidance, this technology can also be used as a solution for many standard milling jobs.
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