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Faster, Smarter, and More Powerful - Platform Independent Toolpath Technology
Introducing VoluMILL NEXION, the all new, platform independent, ultra high-performance tool path technology that works with any cam system.
VoluMill is the fastest, most cost effective method of bulk-material removal for all non-finishing milling operations. Whether milling from the inside-out, outside-in, top-to-bottom, or bottom-to-top, whether roughing a part completely in a single operation, or strategically machining specific features, VoluMill is the best tool for the job.
VoluMill is perfect for the airframe, automotive, mold & die, medical, machinery component, and consumer-products markets, for all roughing needs on free-form or prismatic parts.
- Complete hog-outs; cores; cavities
- Multiple or individual pockets; steps; channels; slots; notches; etc.
VoluMill’s constant material removal rates enable machine tools and cutting tools to operate under ideal milling conditions throughout, regardless of a part’s shape or complexity. Rough milling performance is significantly increased in all materials, from aluminum, to titanium, to exotics.
Easy to Use
Generating ultra high-performance toolpaths with VoluMill is fast and simple. There are minimal mouse clicks required, and very few decisions to make, yet you remain in full control. Whether you want to rough an entire part with a single toolpath, or you need to follow a precise material removal plan, VoluMill works with you to get your job done quickly and reliably.
With thousands of satisfied customers around the world, a proven track record for saving companies millions of dollars every year, and active partnerships with many of the industry’s leading CAM technologies, VoluMill has become the preferred choice for high-speed rough milling around the world.
How it Works
VoluMill - 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.
VoluMill's Patented 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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