Question: Does VoluMill work on hard metals?
VoluMill works especially well in hard materials. The penalty for employing poor machining dynamics is more severe in harder materials than in softer materials, both in machining times and in cutting tool life. Therefore, the ideal machining dynamics inherent to VoluMill toolpaths pay their biggest dividends in harder-to-machine materials. VoluMill customers machining Inconel have reduced their rough milling cycle times by 80%, while extending their cutting tool life by a factor of four. One customer milling Waspaloy reduced the roughing time on one part from one-hour-twenty-minutes to three-minutes-twenty-seconds. We didn’t believe it either until we actually saw it, but it is absolutely true.