Users can remain in the same programming environment for both turning and milling with the hyperMILL Mill-Turn Machining module. Stock tracking guarantees that the milling process can begin exactly where turning has ended, as each operation draws on a stock model for which the preceding machining steps have already been taken into account.

With its 3-axis simultaneous turning for roughing and finishing, hyperMILL takes full advantage of the possibilities offered by mill-turn centres that feature a swivel head on the third axis: the even load on the tool helps to extend tool life, while complex workpiece contours can be generated quickly in a single operation.

The rollFEED drive unit from Vandurit makes 3-axis turning operations possible for turning machines that do not have a third axis. Thanks to close co-operation between CAM and tool manufacturer, the hyperMILL rollFEED turning strategy is adapted to the three rollFEED turning components: inserts, tooling system and drive unit.

Vandurit’s rollFEED turning with CAM support from Open Mind is said to be fast and tool-friendly, thanks to the rolling of the complete insert contour. The cutting movement is produced by a horizontal swivelling of the B axis with simultaneous compensation for the X and Z axes. This action means that grooves can be machined with a single tool in one movement. The CAM strategy automatically guides the tool from the first to the second plane via the cylinder surface. Thanks to the combination of roll and turn movements, even workpieces with large radii can be machined with collision checking, making for full process reliability.