Apr 30, 2011

Celeritive Technologies Announces VoluMill™ for Siemens NX™ CAM and CAM Express

Fully integrated version of the ultra high-performance toolpath engine now available for NX users.

CAVE CREEK, AZ - Celeritive Technologies, Inc. a developer of innovative high-speed machining technologies that increase machine shop productivity, announces the release of VoluMill™ for Siemens NX™ CAM/CAM Express. The seamless integration of the VoluMill ultra high-performance toolpath engine with Siemens PLM software ideally complements the powerful finish milling capabilities of NX CAM.

“The integration of VoluMill with NX has been a ‘game changer’ for our customers,” said Dan Wibbenmeyer, Managing Partner/Client Sales for Swoosh Technologies. “VoluMill has helped our NX clients literally win more business and increase their margin on existing work. Aerospace machining was our initial focus with the integrated NX VoluMill solution, but now we have users in mold/die and energy services. We have been selling manufacturing software solutions for 14 years and have never had a solution such as the NX/VoluMill integration which immediately impacts the bottom lines of our customers.”

“We are excited to bring the proven benefits of VoluMill to the NX community,” said Terry Sorensen, president of Celeritive. “The support we received from Siemens during the integration process was terrific and at the upcoming Siemens PLM World event in Las Vegas, May2-5 we will be exhibiting at booth #44, presenting a technical paper and hosting a round table discussion.”

Based on the powerful VoluMill 3.6 toolpath engine, VoluMill for Siemens NX CAM/CAM Express can reduce rough milling cycle times by 70% or more, and more than quadruple tool life. Additional features include:

Fastest, most economical method of reducing rough-milling costs;
Highly efficient roughing for any part geometry, including cores, cavities, pockets, channels, and steps, with optional toolpath containment to limit the extent of cut;
Final Step Height option provides a secondary, shallower depth of cut, processed bottom-up, to leave small, manageable steps for semi-finishing or finishing tools – cut to near-net shape with the initial roughing tool;
Freeway Linking™ repositions the tool by lifting slightly off the floor and moving smoothly at high speed around obstacles, minimizing retracts to the clearance plane;