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Features and Benefits

VoluMill:  The only 3-axis and 2-axis toolpaths you will ever need.

VoluMill Features & Benefits

VoluMill is a high-performance toolpath engine from Celeritive Technologies that integrates directly into your existing CAM system. It handles any geometry, is easy to use, and outperforms all other toolpath technologies.

Using VoluMill in place of traditional roughing routines will reduce your cycle times, extend the life of your cutting tools, and place considerably less stress on your machine tools, thereby reducing your costs while increasing your productivity. VoluMill provides these benefits by fully utilizing the capabilities of modern machining hardware to control the rate of material removal. It plans the toolpath based on the abilities designed into the machine tools and cutting tools, irrespective of the shape being cut. Traditional toolpath strategies, by contrast, are derived from the geometry being machined, filling the bounded area with a zigzag pattern, or offsetting the boundary geometry until it collapses on itself.

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Key Advantages and Benefits:

1) High-performance, smart toolpath engine.
2) Powerful, efficient toolpaths for open shapes.
3) Intelligent slot milling and side milling options.
4) Fast machining of small pockets.
5) Up to 100% stepover with no uncut material.
6) High-feed repositioning with floor clearance.
7) Cleanup Milling.
8) Automatic feedrate adjustment.




1) High-performance, smart toolpath engine.

VoluMill handles ANY part geometry with a single toolpath that outperforms all other rough-milling toolpaths where it matters most: on the shop floor. VoluMill toolpaths reduce cycle times and extend cutting-tool life.

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2) Powerful, efficient toolpaths for open shapes.

A weak link in many CAM systems. Cut ANY combination of part/stock boundaries easily; all open edges are fully leveraged for efficient machining and to minimize plunging into the material.

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3) Intelligent slot milling and side milling options.

For softer metals, provides the fastest possible cycle time. Intelligently selects slot milling or side milling to maximize the material removal rate. Feedrates and axial depths of cut are automatically adjusted in slot milling to maintain a constant material removal rate, and can be overridden by the programmer. For harder materials, users can require side milling over the entire toolpath to avoid burying the cutter.

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4) Fast machining of small pockets.

The fastest way to clear out small pockets. Efficient, specialized tool motion for tight spaces; VoluMill automatically applies this special milling logic as needed.

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5) Up to 100% stepover with no uncut material.

Complete floor cleanup is always ensured. NO uncut stands of material will be left behind regardless of the size of the stepover. No special motion required, no extra option to learn.

   

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6) High-feed repositioning with floor clearance.

Fully leverages the machine's capabilities. Tool moves safely and as quickly as possible when not engaged in material. Clears the floor by a small amount when repositioning at the highest possible speed without dragging it across an already-machined floor.

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7) Cleanup Milling.

Use a small tool to cut material left by a larger tool in a previous operation. VoluMill motion ensures safe, efficient material removal.

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8) Automatic feedrate adjustment.

Maintains a more consistent load on the cutting tool. No feedrate optimizer needed; VoluMill toolpaths include precise and automatic feedrate optimization.

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