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Take the VoluMill Challenge today, and see for yourself how VoluMill can reduce your cycle times, extend the life of your cutting tools, and place considerably less stress on your machine tools.


How It Works

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Follow these guidelines to get started with VoluMill on any part or any material.
  • SFM (SMM): DOUBLE, or even TRIPLE, the cutting tool manufacturer's recommendation.
    Adjust from there (likely upwards).
  • FPT: Keep manufacturer's recommendation. Upward adjustments likely (never downward).
  • ADOC: Set to whatever the part or flute length allows.
  • RDOC: 6% for harder materials, 40% for softer materials – interpolate for other grades.
  • When you make adjustments let tool-life or cycle-time priority be your guide.

 

Ultra-high Performance Toolpath

Ultra-high performance toolpath (UHPT) software improves the way that tools cut their way through material, using high-speed continuous tangent motion rather than sharp, interrupted movements. Field applications prove that UHPT technnology can safely double machine output, extend tool life, and create a much more productive competitive manufacturing enterprise in the global marketplace.

UHPT Technology Works on any Shape

UHPT technology works on any shape, open or closed, with any number of features, and integrates with any CAM system. It plans the toolpath based on abilities designed into the machine and cutting tools. By taking advantage of the capabilities of modern machining hardware and avoiding sharp directional changes, it generates toolpaths that assure the machines and cutting tools are used at peak efficiency given existing conditions. UHPT software is ideal for any 2-axis or 3-axis part. It easily cuts pockets, steps, slots, channels and other shapes, and can handle an unlimited number of material and part boundaries and islands. It can be used with any cutting style and material, including the hardest metals.

Optimum Feeds and Speeds

UHPT technology allows programmers to use the most appropriate cutting styles and optimum feeds and speeds. This is possible because UHPT software designs toolpaths with no abrupt changes in direction or to the volume of material encountered; the load on the cutting tools and spindle never exceeds user-programmed limits. Consequently, machines run smoothly and tools run cooler, even at much higher speeds and feeds, extending tool and machine life.

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