Best bang-for-your-buck productivity enhancement that we've seen. It allows us to significantly boost material removal rates while simultaneously making more effective use of our cutting tools, with no modification to our existing equipment.
Volumill has revolutionized our metal removal methods when machining Titanium. We use the Siemens NX with the Volumill plug-in to program difficult to machine materials obtaining higher metal removal rates than traditional Siemens NX cutter paths. Tool life will be dramatically increased due to the reduced load and heat on the cutter. The cost of the software can easily be offset by the increase in machining efficiency and the reduction in tooling costs.
I had previous experience with volumill in the past. I recently convinced management to invest in the volumill add on for Siemens NX for a 17-4 heat treated application. the software performed flawlessly and reduced the estimated cycle time by 70% management was impressed and the company will reap the rewards for years to come across all platforms of machining.