Open Mind Technologies AG, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, announced it is celebrating its 25th company anniversary this year. Founded in 1994 and growing from just 20 employees to over 300 personnel located throughout the world in sales and service subsidiaries in 15 countries, Open Mind's hyperMILL software suite is one of the world's leading CAD/CAM solutions.
Notably, Open Mind developed the world's first CAD/CAM system utilizing an automatic multi-axis simultaneous machining strategy for mold and die, as well being the first developer in the industry to provide auto-indexing, and strategies for using conical barrel cutters and 5-Axis helical drilling. The company continues to be at the forefront of key and emerging technologies, such as providing integration with additive manufacturing processes and supporting Industry 4.0 initiatives.
"We are pleased to continue our tradition of embracing the latest technology and innovation to provide superior CAD/CAM solutions," said Dr. Josef Koch, CTO and one of the founders of Open Mind. "Open Mind has significantly shaped and driven forward the development of modern 5-Axis simultaneous machining in tool and mold manufacturing, and is successful in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, energy, medical and more."
In addition to providing a high performance tool path solution, Open Mind's hyperMILL software offers connectivity to CAD systems, feature and macro technology, tool management systems, automation, simulation, probing, and more. Each year, two new software releases add enhanced functionality to the hyperMILL software suite to meet the industry’s latest machining challenges.