Sep 22, 2011

Celeritive Technologies Releases VoluMill™ for ESPRIT®

Celeritive Technologies, Inc., announces that VoluMill™ for ESPRIT® CAD/CAM has been released. The seamless integration of the VoluMill ultra high-performance toolpath engine into ESPRIT adds state-of-the-art 2-axis and 3-axis rough milling to ESPRIT’s powerful design, milling, and turning capabilities.

“We are excited to bring the proven benefits of VoluMill to the ESPRIT community,” said Joe McChesney, product marketing manager for Celeritive. “VoluMill for ESPRIT has a full suite of best-in-class toolpaths, including 2-axis roughing and rest roughing, 3-axis roughing and rest roughing, wrap pocketing, rotary face pocketing, and 2-axis and 3-axis mill/turn roughing and rest roughing. Our beta testers have reported that with VoluMill’s tight integration with ESPRIT they were able to generate, simulate, and post-process VoluMill toolpaths within minutes of downloading the software.”

VoluMill’s patent-pending technology generates toolpaths that produce a consistent material removal rate. Their smooth, flowing motion establishes and maintains 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.

Based on the powerful new VoluMill 4.0 toolpath engine, VoluMill for ESPRIT can reduce rough milling cycle times by 70 percent or more, and more than quadruple tool life. Additional features include:

The fastest, most economical way to reduce rough-milling costs;
High performance roughing for any part and stock geometry, including cores, cavities, pockets, channels, and steps, with optional toolpath containment to limit the extent of cut;
Final Step Height option that uses a secondary, shallower depth of cut, processed bottom-up, leaving a near-net shape ready for semi-finishing or finishing;
Freeway Linking™ that repositions the tool by lifting slightly off the floor and moving at high speed around obstacles, minimizing retracts to the clearance plane.