Question: Is VoluMill a type of High Speed Machining (HSM)?
Well, yes and no. VoluMill does enable you to run your machine at high speeds, so in the most literal sense it is a form of HSM. But most of today’s HSM techniques use shallow depths of cut, and consequently have much more tool motion than traditional toolpaths; the machine moves faster, but rarely are the parts cut in less time. VoluMill toolpaths take a completely different approach whereby the increased feeds and speeds actually yield significantly shorter cycle times.