Enabling end-to-end manufacturing processes

31.01.2022 — OPEN MIND Technologies AG and Hummingbird Systems GmbH have been cooperating since 2020. Now, the hyperMILL® CAD/CAM suite manufacturer has acquired 51 percent of the MES manufacturer.

With this move, OPEN MIND expands its portfolio of networked, digitized manufacturing solutions. Even before acquiring Hummingbird, the CAD/CAM system had already been seamlessly integrated into the manufacturing execution system. OPEN MIND’s investment now enables users to better network, control, automate, and optimize workflows across the manufacturing process. Above and beyond this deep integration, the Hummingbird MES system remains open for connection with other CAM systems.


Integrated Systems

hyperMILL® already seamlessly integrates with the Hummingbird MES. For instance, the data generated in hyperMILL®, such as NC programs, clamping plans, stock information and tool lists, are smoothly transferred to Hummingbird at the touch of a button and are immediately available for production. This means that the machine operators and everyone involved in CAM programming, machining preparation and tool management can collaborate via a single software platform, making hyperMILL® even more effective in a uniform manufacturing management environment.

Hans-Georg Zwicker, COO at Hummingbird Systems GmbH: “Automation and digitization are the key drivers of future-oriented manufacturing. Both companies offer innovative solutions for this, especially for tool, mold and production machining. Both solutions complement each other perfectly and provide a seamless system for networking, controlling, automating, and optimizing workflows across the entire manufacturing process. Together, we’re taking manufacturing to a new level.”

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