VoluMill™ uses a clever roughing
strategy that allows the programmer
to rough as deep as possible to make
big steps. Then, working from the
bottom back to the top, the same tool
is used to reduce the size of the steps
to prepare the part for finishing. This
unique strategy minimizes finish and
overall cycle times and allows for the
use of fewer tools.
Prevents the shaft from colliding with
the part during machining.
The dynamically controlled material
removal rate strategy allows the
programmer to generate the optimum
toolpath program for every geometry,
so only one algorithm is needed for
programming any roughing toolpath.
Offers complete programming flexibility.
Includes user overrides for side milling
only, adjusting slot depth, feedrate, and
smoothing radius, and the option to cut
GibbsCAM Production Milling supports a wide range of Boring (bore, fine bore, backbore) and Drilling sub-routines ensuring that hole making operations are as efficient as possible.
Designed for parallel processing,
allowing you to utilize the multi-core
capabilities of your computer's
VoluMill's novel engineering generates
native toolpaths with optimum machining
conditions to allow for the highest feeds
and speeds possible. VoluMill toolpaths
produce smooth and fluid machine
motions. Curves and arcs are designed
to maintain cut width and to prevent
tool overloading. Efficient special tool
motions and contour ramping are used
to maximize the rate of material removal
along boundaries and tight spaces. The
program repositions the cutting tool at a
maximum feedrate, while the intelligent
algorithm selects slot milling or side milling
based on cycle time considerations.
True stepover allows up to 100 percent
VoluMill dynamically adjusts feedrates
and axial depths of cut to keep the
cutting tool, machine parts, and the
material being machined at a consistent
temperature to assure heat is dissipated
with the chip and to minimize force
and wear on the cutting surfaces.
VoluMill intelligently locates the entry
to provide an area to start and end
cuts out of the material and reposition
the tool at high speeds.
Converts polygons into smooth chains
of arcs and lines. Processes toolpaths
quickly and generates better finishes.
Cutting sequence is localized to
minimize tool repositioning.