Toolpath Engine Reduces Cycle Time, Tool Load

Celeritive Technologies’ VoluMill 4.0 toolpath engine includes an Active Chip Thickness Control (ACTC) interface, which is designed to reduce rough milling cycle time, and non-concentric milling technology, which is designed to reduce tool load and improve chip clearance.

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Celeritive Technologies’ VoluMill 4.0 toolpath engine includes an Active Chip Thickness Control (ACTC) interface, which is designed to reduce rough milling cycle time, and non-concentric milling technology, which is designed to reduce tool load and improve chip clearance.

The ACTC feature enables users to control chip thickness throughout rough milling, reducing cycle times. The non-concentric milling technology locates arcs at different center points so that each successive pass begins its arc move sooner than on the previous pass. As a result, the tool load changes more gradually, and the chips evacuate more easily, the company says.

The software runs as an integrated solution inside a variety of CAM systems, and a stand-alone version, VoluMill Universal, is available to work with virtually any other CAD/CAD system, the company says. 

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