VoluMill delivers performance that allows manufacturers to double, and even triple their previously achieved machine-tool capacity
Because VoluMill provides a constant material removal rate enabling machine tools and cutting tools to operate under ideal milling conditions, rough milling performance is significantly increased in all materials, from aluminum, to titanium, to exotics. This increase in performance allows manufacturers to double, and even triple their previously achieved machine-tool capacity during rough milling operations, ultimately increasing their overall production capacity.
In many cases, manufacturers are reporting that since the adoption of VoluMill, they are capable of producing twice as many finished parts in comparison to their previous capabilities. In fact, the economic gains have been so impressive that large Manufacturers immediately introduced VoluMill to their supply chain in effort to reduce costs, increase capacity, and shorten lead time requirements.
It's Simple Math
Reducing your cycle times allows you to make more parts in the same amount of time as previously required. The impact of reducing the rough milling cycle time by 70% can mean an increase in per part production by up to 50% depending on the complexity, finishing, and assembly requirements of your finished parts. In a recent study, one of our customers who produces fairly complex packaging machines increased their annual production capacity from five thousand finished units to seven thousand five hundred finished units.
A science-based toolpath combined with really smart engineering
VoluMill 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 VoluMill can safely double machine output, extend tool life, and create a much more productive competitive manufacturing enterprise in the global marketplace.
Let your machine-tools and cutting-tools perform as they were intended to
VoluMill allows programmers to use the most appropriate cutting styles and optimum feeds and speeds. This is possible because VoluMill produces toolpaths that contain 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.
VoluMill Works on any material, part, or geometry
VoluMill 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. VoluMill 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.