HyperMill CAM Software Supports Additive Processes


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Open Mind Technologies AG now offers an additive manufacturing capability option in HyperMill CAM software to support 3D printing/additive processes. HyperMill together with AM also provides efficient hybrid processing with simultaneous additive and subtractive processing on one machine.

For highly complex five-axis simultaneous processing, HyperMill additive manufacturing enables an array of flexible options for Directed Energy Deposition processes (DED) and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM). Both laser-based powder nozzle machining heads and WAAM can be controlled using HyperMill AM for selective material deposition, as well as conveniently programmed and automatically simulated for collision avoidance.

HyperMill is said to boost the efficiency, precision and process reliability of additive and hybrid manufacturing. HyperMill now enables users to perfectly program the cladding and milling together. True-to-detail additive and subtractive simulation as well as stock tracking between the individual process steps guarantee the greatest possible reliability.

Key additive applications include repair of damaged components, cladding of additional surface skins, or creation of new components from a substrate. This also creates totally new options for combining different materials, such as when high-quality material layers have to be applied to carrier materials.