How it’s done: CNC Trachoidal Machining Strategy
Star Rapid is using the Delcam PowerMill CADCAM program. One of the new features is VORTEX. This is a new style of roughing program that allows us to cut roughing time down by up to 75%.
How? Instead of taking a 3mm deep cut each time with a width of 66% of the cutter diameter, now we can go to full depth of up to 3 times cutter diameter, but only maybe 1.5mm width of cut.
This is an amazing advancement in CNC machining technology. It extends tool life by up to 300%.
Our customers benefit from faster lead times whilst still keeping the same machining quality. Its a win-win situation.