VoluMill

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Operation Templates

Operation Templates make a simple matter of capturing and reusing machining knowledge. Once established, the best set of parameters and settings for a given machining task, as proven at the machine, can be easily saved and reapplied in similar, future applications. Programming time is greatly reduced, requiring little more than loading the desired Operation Template and setting the proper Cut Levels. Predictable machining performance is ensured through the consistent application of shop-floor-proven parameters. The possibility of human error is also minimized, as the chances of inadvertently entering an incorrect value or forgetting a key setting are virtually eliminated.
Operation Templates can be shared among multiple users, departments, even facilities, enabling programming standardization throughout an entire enterprise. And the user interface is customizable, so each user can sort the Toolpath Templates to his or her preference.​

Check Boundary Support

VoluMill now supports Check boundaries in addition to Trim boundaries.


Toolpath Refinements

VoluMill is now more efficient when machining around islands, opening up new areas to be machined, and when cutting from the bottom up. Cycle time reductions can be significant in certain geometric configurations. Click here to view a short video of before and after in Verify.

Corrections

Miscellaneous corrections have been made to address issues reported by customers and internal testing.

These and several other productivity-enhancing improvements are just a download away.

NOTE: A valid user account on the VoluMill Support Portal is now required to access VoluMill software downloads. To create an account, click here. Please allow for up to 24 hours for your account activation.

The many new enhancements in VoluMill will improve machining productivity and 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. 

These and several other productivity-enhancing improvements are just a download away.

NOTE: A valid user account on the VoluMill Support Portal is now required to access VoluMill software downloads. To create an account, click here. Please allow for up to 24 hours for your account activation.