NEEDHAM, MA (August 29, 2019) – OPEN MIND Technologies AG, developer of hyperMILL CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, is celebrating its 25th company anniversary this year. OPEN MIND was founded in 1994 and has grown from 20 employees to more than 300 personnel located throughout the world in sales and service subsidiaries in 15 countries.
OPEN MIND developed a CAD/CAM system utilizing an automatic multi-axis simultaneous machining strategy for mold and die, and provides auto-indexing and strategies for using conical barrel cutters and five-axis helical drilling. The company is also focused on providing integration with additive manufacturing processes and supporting Industry 4.0 initiatives.
“We are pleased to continue our tradition of embracing the latest technology and innovation to provide superior CAD/CAM solutions,” said Dr. Josef Koch, CTO and one of the founders of OPEN MIND. “OPEN MIND has significantly shaped and driven forward the development of modern five-axis simultaneous machining in tool and mold manufacturing, and is successful in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, energy, medical and more.”
In addition to providing toolpath solutions, OPEN MIND’s hyperMILL software offers connectivity to CAD systems, feature and macro technology, tool management systems, automation, simulation, probing, and more. Each year, two new software releases add enhanced functionality to the hyperMILL software suite to meet the industry’s latest machining challenges, according to the company.
“OPEN MIND is leading the way in 5-Axis processing,” said Mr. Volker Nesenhöner, CEO, OPEN MIND Technologies AG. “We continually seek out new approaches and technologies to meet global manufacturing challenges, and we are very proud of our employees and accomplishments over the past 25 years. We have over 10,000 customers and 20,000 hyperMILL installations worldwide, and are looking forward to continuing this momentum.” For more details on company milestones click here.
“We are thrilled to be part of this milestone year,” said Alan Levine, Managing Director of OPEN MIND Technologies USA Inc. “In addition to sustained growth, our sales, engineering and service team in North America is dedicated to providing customers with an optimal CAD/CAM solution together with outstanding technical consultation and service.” OPEN MIND’s North American subsidiary was established in 1996.
To commemorate its silver anniversary, OPEN MIND employees and resellers celebrated this important milestone at its bi-annual International Sales & Tech Symposium in May when 370 people from around the world gathered at its corporate headquarters in Germany. OPEN MIND is also highlighting its 25th anniversary at trade events throughout the year.