Integrated Software Provides Competitive Edge
CAMWorks with VoluMill from Geometric Technologies helped this shop quickly generate programs from submitted solid models as well as improve cycle times, tool life and machine life.
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.
Toolpath Engine Benefits Extend Beyond Cycle Time
Available from Celeritive Technologies, VoluMill is a plug-in toolpath engine designed to maintain a constant load on the cutting tool and enable machines to operate at peak efficiency. However, as the experience of this firearms manufacturer demonstrates, its benefits extend beyond improved cycle time, tool life and metal removal rates.
CAD/CAM Systems Offer Toolpath Engine Option
Software developer Celeritive (Cave Creek, Arizona) has signed agreements to integrate its high-performance toolpath engine, VoluMill, into two different CNC programming systems: CAMWorks CAM software from Geometric (Scottsdale, Arizona) and hyperMill CAD/CAM software from Open Mind Technologies (Needham, Massachusetts).Available as an option in both systems, VoluMill generates tool paths that dynamically manage metal removal rates to keep an even, user-controllable load on the cutting tool.
Software Developer Hits Sales Milestone
Software developer Celerative Technologies says it has sold 1,000 seats of high speed machining software faster than any other company. The milestone was reached with the sale of the company’s VoluMill plug-in toolpath engine to Mastercam user Advanced Machining Services (Bend, Oregon).
An Alternate Route For Generating An Alternate Tool Path
A universal toolpath engine for roughing pockets optimizes cycle times by maintaining a constant material removal rate regardless of part geometry. This toolpath engine is not a CAM system. Instead, users pay a monthly fee to upload geometries to a secure Internet server and quickly receive tool paths that can be used with any CAM system.