CAD/CAM expert VX Corporation has released its Version 13 SmoothFlow machining technology, which reduces milling time and extends tool life with optimal material removal. It machines cavities and pockets safely and effi ciently 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 optimising the effi ciency 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 confi dence to boost productivity with ideal feed rates and cutting technology. -