Open Mind UK’s sales director Ken Baldwin said: “We almost received too many leads to deal with! The show was the best MACH we have ever done and out of the hundreds of leads we received, there are upward of 70 companies that want to purchase hyperMILL straight away. We had six demonstration pods on our stand and the team was extremely busy all week with queues for demonstrations every day.”
“MACH 2022 really was a tipping point for the Open Mind brand in the UK. We have been building the brand and the technology has been edging further beyond the realms of our competitors for some years; but at MACH, the visitors were purposely seeking us out. Our visitors were a combination of businesses that had recommendations to buy hyperMILL from customers, suppliers, colleagues and the machine tool companies that were fellow exhibitors at MACH.
"With MACH being the first major UK show since the pandemic, visitors came with an intent to buy – and for those companies investing in new machinery, they were subsequently directed to our stand by the machine tool suppliers. This exemplifies not just our relationship with the machine tool vendors, but also the ability of hyperMILL to help engineers get the most out of their machine tools.
Over the next couple of weeks, our team will be collecting orders from stand visitors that were immediately sold on hyperMILL whilst other manufacturers are keen to step away from existing CAD/CAM suppliers and move to Open Mind. MACH 2022 was a resounding success and our team will be busy for months after such a successful show.”
The latest edition of hyperMILL, Version 2022.1 is packed with an abundance of innovations for enhancing productivity, performance and programming times for components produced on machining centres – but this latest version also incorporates a wealth of new features for its turning cycles. It is for this reason, so many show visitors made a beeline for the Open Mind stand at MACH.
In hyperMILL, hyperMILL AUTOMATION Center. The hyperMILL AUTOMATION Center allows users to automate the job list creation process as well as the selection and positioning of clamping devices.
With something for everyone, Open Mind also presented product enhancements for manufacturers utilising EDM technology. This is a credit to the simple creation and subsequent modification of traverse paths during the EDM process with hyperCAD-S Electrode.
For the additive manufacturing sector, Open Mind has further enhanced its hyperMILL ADDITIVE Manufacturing solution and the latest version opens up an array of flexible options for Directed Energy Deposition processes (DED) and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) in terms of highly complex 5-axis simultaneous processing. hyperMILL also allows the potential of additive manufacturing to be truly exploited using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF). With such a remarkable diversity of solutions, it was no wonder that MACH 2022 was such a success.