Open Mind’s Hypermill CAM Software features a range of machining strategies, from 2.5D and 3D solutions for high-speed cutting to 5-axis machining and mill turning. Special packages for machining of impeller, blisk and blade machining can also be found.
Hypertherm’s XPR300 is a mechanised plasma cutting system for mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Its new engineered system makes it easier to run with minimal operator intervention.
The system produces ISO range 2 results on thin mild steel, ISO range 3 cut quality results compared with earlier plasma technology. The system also cuts aluminium using the company’s Vented Water Injection system.
The system allows higher cut speeds of 300 amps and 63 kW. Consumable life has seen increases of over 40 percent compared with previous systems with 20 percent thicker piercing capability on stainless steel and 30 percent thicker on mild steel. With the system, operating costs can be reduced by over 50 percent.