May 18, 2009 - Camarillo, CA - Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM systems and Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based Data Flute CNC, announced today that new SSI-5 Data Flute tools, which complement TrueMill’s patented cutter path, will be demonstrated at the Mazak booth # 2111 at EASTEC, 2009.
Dramatically reduced cycle times will be demonstrated for Titanium 6AL4V, Aluminum 6061 and Steel 1018. For example, Titanium 6AL4V will be machining at a rate of 115 IPM with ½” dia. endmill at a 1.000” depth of cut, achieving peak material removal rates of 4.0 in3/min.
“The live demos at Eastec will visibly demonstrate TrueMill’s ability to greatly increase material removal rates and extend tool life on a variety of metals,” says Stephen A. Diehl, President and CEO of Surfware, Inc. “We are very pleased that Data Flute is offering a line of tools that further extends TrueMill’s industry-changing capabilities.”
According to Cliff Flynn, Director of Research and New Product Development for Data Flute, “The SSI series five-flute variable tool will be used for the titanium cutting demos. The SSI-5 series has patented geometry which enables us to not only cut the titanium faster but also to helix in to the material as well. We are confident that TrueMill and our tools are a powerful combination for productivity.”
“The key to TrueMill’s high productivity is its ability to cut fast and deep,” adds Diehl. “What might take a traditional toolpath four passes to get down to full depth will only take a single pass with TrueMill. High quality tools like the SSI-5 complement TrueMill in achieving the highest levels of productivity.”
We encourage people to check out the exciting Data Flute/TrueMill demos at the Mazak booth and also, for more information, visit our SURFCAM/DM Solutions booth #5918 at EASTEC.
About Surfware, Inc.
Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM Velocity CAD/CAM systems and the patented, award-winning TrueMill technology, provides optimal solutions for today’s manufacturing challenges. Surfware, Inc. traces its roots back to three generations of Diehl family members involved in machining. Surfware’s co-founder Alan Diehl and mathematician Pat Patterson are the principal co-inventors of TrueMilll. For additional information on SURFCAM Velocity 4 Powered by TrueMill, visit
Liz Lewinson, Surfware 818-991-1960 x 207,
Cliff Flynn, Data Flute 800-447-1476,