Open Mind, GROB Group to host 5-axis machining seminar

Open Mind, GROB Group to host 5-axis machining seminar

Complimentary two-day technology seminar is Aug. 1-2, 2017, in Bluffton, Ohio.

July 10, 2017
Edited by Eric Brothers
Machining/Metal Cutting People/Facilities

Bluffton, Ohio – The GROB Group and Open Mind are joining forces to offer a complimentary two-day technology seminar on Aug. 1-2, 2017. Grob, a manufacturer of universal machining centers is partnering with Open Mind, a developer of CAM/CAD systems, to present highly-innovative production solutions for aerospace and other industries at GROB’s U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bluffton, Ohio.

For any shop producing complex parts, cost, time and efficient material removal are among the most important criteria for machining operations that have to meet extremely tough quality requirements. During the two-day seminar, experts from the GROB Group and Open Mind will demonstrate ways for companies to make their production facility much more efficient. In technical presentations alternating with live milling demonstrations, participants will learn specific manufacturing strategies to boost productivity. Presentations will include Industry 4.0 – Connected machining, as well as the perfect interplay between the latest GROB machining centers and hyperMILL, a powerful CAM solution.

Live milling demonstrations
The live milling demonstrations will show aerospace or other components milled on various GROB 5-axis universal machining centers. The G350/G550 is a solution for complex components, because it enables overhead (upside-down) machining for immediate and thorough chip removal. It also features a spindle which fully retracts from the machining area during part positioning or tool changes to eliminate any chance of collision and fully use the work zone. The G-modules are therefore suited to 5-sided or 5-axis simultaneous machining.

The NC-programs were created by means of the hyperMILL MAXX Machining performance package. The package offers high-power strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling. Open Mind, a manufacturer of CAM/CAD solutions, developed 5-axis tangential plane finishing with conical barrel cutters specifically for the extremely efficient finishing of hard-to-reach planes. The optimization potential is: 90% cycle time savings over conventional methods, while achieving excellent finishes, extremely short production times and longer tool life.