Celeritive Technologies Releases VoluMill(TM) 3.5.2

Celeritive Technologies, Inc., an independent, third-party developer of innovative high-speed machining technologies that increase machine shop productivity, announces release of version 3.5.2 of its VoluMill(TM) toolpath software. VoluMill, the industry standard for 2- and 3-axis high-performance rough milling toolpath engines, has undergone a major re-engineering and is now 30 percent faster on complex parts than previous versions.

"The primary focus of version 3.5 was on reducing overall path length and machine cycle times," said Joe McChesney, VoluMill product manager. "Although customers have consistently reported cycle time reductions of 70 percent or more with older versions of VoluMill, we realized that there was still room for improvement, particularly when repositioning the tool between cuts."

Testing of VoluMill 3.5 has shown reductions in overall toolpath length by up to a third over version 3.0, and reductions in retracts to the rapid plane by up to 90%. Much of this improvement is due to Freeway Linking(TM), a new technique that lifts the tool slightly off the floor of the part and detours it at high speed around obstacles along a smooth path. In addition, VoluMill 3.5 introduces major improvements in toolpath sorting that minimize the length of linking moves between cutting passes.

Other enhancements include avoidance of fixtures or other obstacles, improved cutting around islands, and better use of multiprocessor computers, including dramatic reductions in processing time for the new generation of quad-core processors. In addition, VoluMill Universal(TM), a stand-alone version of VoluMill that can be used with any CAD/CAM system, now features toolpath verification and other new features that make part programming even easier. More details are available at www.volumill.com.

About Celeritive Technologies, Inc.

Celeritive Technologies, Inc. was founded to develop and market advanced productivity-improving CAD/CAM technologies. VoluMill(TM) is a patent-pending ultra high-performance toolpath engine that significantly increases machining productivity and tool life. VoluMill is a full-featured, 2- and 3-axis toolpath engine for any geometric configuration. For more information, visit the VoluMill web site at www.volumill.com.

VoluMill(TM) toolpaths produce a consistent material removal rate, using smooth, flowing motion to establish and maintain ideal milling conditions in any part shape. Reduced forces on the spindle and cutting tool enable machining hardware to be safely utilized to its full capabilities. Uniform chip formation and excellent heat dissipation result in the previously unachievable combination of dramatically reduced cycle times and significantly extended cutting-tool life.

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