VoluMill Version 7 is now available!
| 7th September 2015
VoluMill Version 7 and the Latest Productivity Enhancements
VoluMill has consistently proven itself to be the easiest, quickest, and most cost-effective way for manufacturing organizations to reduce costs and increase productivity, with some companies realizing a return on their investment during their very first production run after adoption. Cycle time reductions of up to 90% and tool life increases of 8 times or more are being reported by customers on a regular basis. Unlike any other toolpath technology on the market today, VoluMill is seamlessly integrated into the world’s leading CAM systems, and is available as a standalone product. With nearly a decade of proven success, VoluMill has become the technology of choice for manufacturers worldwide.
With the new release of VoluMill Version 7 there are many new enhancements which will improve machining productivity,while increasing the performance and extending the life of machine tools and cutting tools. Cycle times are faster, chip evacuation is improved, and machining loads are smoother than ever before. Where advantageous, spirals are now employed to speed material removal.
To improve chip evacuation and coolant access, new strategies have been added to more quickly create larger openings in the material.
Flat, open faces are now machined much more intelligently, with linear cuts automatically generated at the optimum angle, and spaced so as to minimize the problematic thin ribbons of material that are often produced while face milling.
There are also new clearance-plane options that greatly ease the programming process when machining multiple parts and/or multiple sides of a part, such as with tombstone work or 3+2 setups.
A new material-entry option automatically avoids all areas of the part that would require plunging along the Z-axis, especially useful with non-center-cutting tools.
And toolpath regeneration speed is significantly increased when making changes that don't require the part geometry to be recalculated.
For further information and these and VoluMill's other productivity-enhancing improvements, contact TTL