OPEN MIND/ hyperMILL® announces Joint 5-axis machining technology seminar with GROB systems

NEEDHAM, MA U.S.A. (April 24, 2019) OPEN MIND Technologies USA, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has announced a joint 5-Axis Machining Technology Seminar with GROB Systems, a manufacturer of universal machining centers. On June 4, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., OPEN MIND and GROB Systems will offer a complimentary 5-Axis Technology Seminar in Auburn, Washington at Machine Tools Northwest. Highly-innovative production solutions for aerospace and other industries will be presented. Registration is requested by May 17, 2019 with Emily Brock at Email Contact. More Seminar Details Found Here.

Live Milling Demonstrations at the 5-Axis Machining Technology Seminar will include aerospace structural components.

During the seminar, experts from GROB Systems and OPEN MIND will demonstrate ways for manufacturers to make their production facility more efficient. Technical presentations will alternate with live milling demonstrations, and participants will learn specific manufacturing strategies to boost productivity. Presentations will include Industry 4.0 – Connected Machining, as well as the ideal interplay between the powerful hyperMILL® CAM solution and the latest GROB machining centers.

Live milling demonstrations will show aerospace, including structural and turbomachinery components, and other parts milled on a GROB G350 5-axis universal machining center. The NC-programs will be created using the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining performance package, offering high-power strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling. OPEN MIND developed a 5-axis tangent plane finishing program for conical barrel cutters specifically for the extremely efficient finishing of hard-to-reach planes. The technology has been expanded to other surface types.  The optimization potential is enormous: 90% cycle time savings over conventional methods, while achieving excellent finishes, extremely short production times and longer tool life.

The G350 and the entire Grob universal machine range offers a unique solution for complex components, because it enables overhead (upside-down) machining for immediate and thorough chip removal. It also features a unique spindle which fully retracts from the machining area during part positioning or tool changes to eliminate any chance of collision and fully utilize the work zone.

About OPEN MIND Technologies AG

Headquartered in Germany, OPEN MIND is one of the world's leading developers of powerful CAD/CAM solutions for machine and controller-independent programming. The company develops optimized CAD/CAM solutions that include many innovative features unavailable elsewhere, to deliver significantly higher performance in both programming and machining. Strategies such as 2.5D, 3D, as well as 5-axis milling, mill/ turning, and machining operations such as HSC and HPC, are efficiently designed into the hyperMILL® CAM system, providing maximum user benefit and compatibility with all current CAD solutions and extensive programming automation. OPEN MIND strives to be the best, most innovative CAD/CAM developer in the world, and has earned the top five ranking in the CAD/CAM industry according to the 2018 NC Market Analysis Report by CIMdata. OPEN MIND CAD/CAM solutions meet and exceed the requirements of the most demanding industries such as automotive, tool and mold manufacturing, production machining, medical, job shops, energy and aerospace industries, and is represented in all key markets of Asia, Europe and the Americas. OPEN MIND is a Mensch und Maschine Company.  For more information visit

About the GROB Group (

As a global, family-owned company that develops and manufactures systems and machine tools, the heart of GROB-WERKE has been beating in Mindelheim (Germany) since 1968. Customers include the world's leading automotive manufacturers, their component suppliers and other renowned companies from diverse sectors. GROB is represented around the globe with production facilities in Mindelheim (Germany), Bluffton (Ohio, USA), São Paulo (Brazil) and Dalian (China), as well as worldwide service and sales branches.

The GROB Group employs around 5,600 people and generates over 1 billion dollars in revenue from all around the world. As a family-owned company, GROB constantly aspires to achieve quality, precision and sustained growth.


Michael McCue
McCue & Associates LLC
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Alan Levine
OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.
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