VX CAD/CAM SmoothFlow Reduces Overall Milling Costs

New SmoothFlow™ milling technology extends tool life and reduces roughing time


May 23, 2008 - VX Corporation, specializing in CAD/CAM for consumer products and molds, announces that its new SmoothFlow™ machining technology is reducing milling time and extending tool life with optimal material removal.

"Traditional" CNC programs do not automatically compute tool loading which requires programmers to make conservative cuts at slower feed rates to avoid excess tool wear and breakage. These measures often increase cutting times and escalate tooling costs. CNC operators often try to compensate by dialing in higher or lower feed rates in an attempt to improve the overall process. Frequently, these same tool paths use sharp 90 degree moves that increase wear and tear on the machine, resulting in maintenance downtime.

VX introduced in Version 13 SmoothFlow™ technology to machine cavities and pockets safely and efficiently by maintaining constant material removal during roughing thus extending tool life and reducing machine wear and tear. Higher feed rates are possible without the risk of tool breakage by reducing the radial pressure on the tool spindle, essential for optimizing the efficiency of HSM machines.

SmoothFlow™ motion is softly contoured with corners and tight areas safely milled without full width cuts which prevents tool and spindle overload. All of these factors are critical for unattended machining to achieve extended tool life and reduced milling time. VX SmoothFlow™ gives programmers the confidence to boost productivity with ideal feed-rates and cutting technology.

VX Machinist and VX End-to-End products support the new SmoothFlow™ technology. "Our customers love VX’s efficient roughing, ideal finishing and milling automation SmoothFlow™ was developed in a continuing effort to reduce milling time, reduce machine wear and extend tool life." said Bob Fischer, VX Vice President Sales and Marketing, "These cost savings are fundamental to remaining competitive in a global economy."


About VX Corporation

VX Corporation is a pioneering developer of CAD/CAM solutions for industrial designers, engineers and CNC programmers. VX enables speedy design with fully integrated, accurate manufacturing. Using a blazing fast hybrid modeling engine, engineers can take advantage of the speed of solids with the flexibility of Class A surfaces. Designers can create, modify, visualize, document and machine a vast array of parts and assemblies. From the entry-level product, to the complete End-to-End suite, VX software delivers power, performance and productivity.


For further information, contact:
Michelle Gerber +001 321 309 1006
VX Corporation
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VX® is a registered trademark of VX Corporation

For more information visit VX at www.vx.com

VX Corporation
907 E Strawbridge Ave #200
Melbourne, FL 32901 USA

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