FreeMILL, as the name indicates, is a free milling module for programming CNC mills & routers. FreeMILL running inside the Alibre Design modeling software, gives you a great entry level milling software product that is completely free of cost! Yes, FreeMill is completely free with no time limits, number of tries limit, number of saves limit or lines of code limit! (Note that the Alibre Design modeler needs to be purchased and licensed separately.)
With FreeMILL you will be able to:
1. Create a toolpath where the tool is driven along a set of parallel planes to cut your geometry
2. Create both Roughing and Finishing toolpaths
3. Run full cutting and material simulation of toolpaths
4. Output G code to your machine tool of choice
Note that even though you may choose not to purchase AlibreCAM you can still run FreeMILL completely free of cost, while the rest of the CAM product will continue running in Demo mode, that is, without the ability to save CAM data or post-process toolpaths. The table below summarizes the various features found FreeMILL.
FreeMILL is not a separate product but is a module that is included in AlibreCAM and thus runs as a plug-in inside Alibre Design.
Video of FreeMILL running in Alibre Design
Installation instructions video for FreeMILL for Alibre Design
Learn about the features in FreeMILL
Set tool axis direction to cut part from different orientations
Create a rectangular box stock to start machining from
Set machine zero to any point on the model
Create Ball, Flat and Corner Radius Mills
Feeds & Speeds
Set the cutting feeds and spindle RPM to control cutting
3 Axis Milling
Create parallel cuts along the X or the Y direction
Perform cut simulation to visualize machined part
Select from over 300 controllers to output toolpaths to
Note that even though you may choose not to purchase AlibreCAM you can still run FreeMILL completely free of cost, while the rest of the CAM product will continue running in Demo mode, that is, without the ability to save CAM data or post-process toolpaths.
The table below summarizes the various features found FreeMILL.