Speed is more crucial than ever these days. It’s for this reason that OPEN MIND developed a high-performance solution for roughing, finishing and drilling – the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package. This unique approach makes it possible to reduce machining times and achieve high standards of quality at the same time.
The 3D Mill / 2D Lathe backplotter handles your 3-axis Mill and 2-axis lathe CNC programs with step and continuous forward and reverse plotting. Edit the CNC program and the update is automatically reflected in the plot. Analyze the plot with dynamic zoom, pan, rotate and measuring functions. CIMCO Edit supports solid visualization of NC code with toolholder collision check and gouge detection.
MAXXimum Performance for Roughing, Finishing and Drilling
MAXX Machining HPC Software
"The hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package comprises three separate modules for highly efficient roughing, finishing and drilling. Trochoidal tool paths ensure extremely fast material removal. Milling tools tilted in cutting mode can open holes quickly and easily, even in materials that are difficult to machine and without the need for a predrilled hole."
MAXXimum HPC Roughing
The roughing module in hyperMILL® MAXX Machining offers solutions for high-performance cutting (HPC) with spiral and trochoidal tool movements. The package combines optimal milling paths, maxximum material removal and the shortest possible machining times.

HPC Tool Paths for Maxximum Results
The roughing module is a comprehensive, high-performance package for creating spiral and trochoidal tool paths. Significantly increases material removal rates allow for extremely fast machining. At the same time, there is much less stress on the tools and machines. The roughing module is based on VoluMill™, a tried-and-tested best-in-class HPC technology from Celeritive Technologies.

High Performance For all Cutting Situations
Users have maximum programming freedom for 2D, 3D or 5 axis machining Optimal cutting conditions combined with large Z stepdowns ensure extremely efficient 2D machining of grooves, pockets and prismatic workpieces. During 3D machining, hyperMILL® MAXX Machining divides the component geometry into different planes. The intelligent design and sequence of these planes ensure time and path-optimised machining. A comprehensive 5 axis HPC package allows spiral-shaped and trochoidal-like paths to be mapped to curved component surfaces.
MAXXimum Drilling
The task: To remove as much material as possible from a circular pocket in an efficient and tool-friendly manner. The solution: 5axis helical drilling.

Simply Ingenious
5axis helical drilling involves helical tilt milling. The milling tool is tilted tilted forward in the cutting direction. A second tilt helps to avoid collisions with the hole wall. This strategy is especially suitable for making an opening cut when roughing deep cavities. Material can be removed from circular pockets in a highly efficient and tool-friendly manner. Thanks to this 5axis simultaneous machining strategy, milling tools that are not centre-cutting can also be used. The tool plunges into the material quickly, without the need for any predrilling.

  • Fast and efficient material removal, especially for tough materials
  • Excellent for opening deep cavities using large milling heads
  • No predrilling necessary
  • Tool-friendly
  • Safe removal of chips, even in deep drill holes
  • Also suitable for milling tools that are not centre cutting
  • Strategy is as easy as programming a drill hole
MAXXimum Finishing
The finishing module in hyperMILL® MAXX Machining is a highly efficient solution for the semi-finishing and finishing of planes and free-form surfaces with various barrel cutters.

Faster and Better
As a pioneer in the CAM field, OPEN MIND has spent time focusing on how to use special milling tools in 5axis machining. This expertise has allowed OPEN MIND to also use barrel cutters in finishing, for example, and develop a totally unique package for this type of finishing. These strategies allow for much larger step-over distances between paths compared with conventional methods. This results in huge time savings. At the same time, surface quality is the same or even better.

Up to 90% Time Saved with Plane Cutting
OPEN MIND developed its innovative 'tangent plane machining' strategy specifically for machining the planes of steep surfaces and bottom surfaces. The conical barrel cutters used in this strategy make it possible to achieve machining time savings of up to 90 per cent compared with conventional methods. Tangent plane machining takes full advantage of the milling tool geometry in order to achieve perfect surfaces during plane machining. Intelligent automated functions ensure optimum tool orientation and fit. In this way, even hard-to-reach areas can be machined reliably and efficiently.
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