Cimatron announced the integration of Celeritive's ultra high-performance toolpath technology, VoluMill, into CimatronE 11, the latest version of its integrated CAD/CAM solution.
"Cimatron is committed to providing the very best technology available to promote reliability, accuracy and speed throughout the production process," said Ira Bareket, Cimatron's vice president sales and marketing. "One of the most outstanding technologies that we have integrated into the latest version of our CimatronE solution is VoluMill, which provides shorter machining times while reducing tool wear. Operating in tandem with other CimatronE functionality, VoluMill maximizes material removal rates, offering up to three times faster machining, as well as prolonging the life of the tool."
The technology is available for two separate strategies in CimatronE. Pocket VoluMill supports open pockets, 2D rest milling, and slotting or side-mill; and Rough VoluMill supports holder collision prevention, 3D stock update, and advanced between layers calculations.
According to the company, the technology uses a high-performance algorithm generating a high-volume, yet constant material removal rate toolpath with stress-free moves between cuts, and cutting in sweet zones throughout, regardless of part shape.
For more information, visit Cimatron and Celeritive Technologies.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.