Hove, England – CGTech will demonstrate the new version of VERICUT® CNC machine simulation and optimisation software at the Advanced Engineering 2017, on the 1st – 2nd November, 2017, stand O62.
VERICUT 8.1 sees enhanced support for Force™ optimisation, a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) module being employed, along with, Workpiece Sectioning, X-Caliper measurement tool, Report template, and Grinding and Dressing operations.
VERICUT’s new Additive module simulates both additive and traditional machining capabilities used in any order on hybrid CNC machines. Simulating both operations can identify potential problems that can occur when integrating additive methods. The user can access detailed ‘history’ stored with VERICUT’s unique droplet technology, which saves programmers time by quickly identifying the source of errors, in most cases using a single mouse-click. It checks accurate laser cladding and material deposition, detects collisions between the machine and additive part, and finds errors, voids, and misplaced material. Users can virtually experiment with combining additive and metal removal processes to determine optimal safe hybrid manufacturing methods.
CGTech will also demonstrate its Composites Applications software for programming and simulation of Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Laying (ATL). “Due to the extensive time, energy, and labour invested in composite workpieces prior to machining, they can often be more expensive than even some exotic metal alloy parts,” said Tony Shrewsbury, CGTech Ltd. Managing Director. “Repairing composite workpieces after a machining error is problematic and many times not advisable. Thus, validating the part program prior to trimming is exceedingly critical.”
Visitors to CGTech’s stand will have the opportunity to receive a thorough overview of the steps needed to get from a CAD designed composite part to CNC programs that drive an Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) or Automated Tape Laying (ATL) machine. There will be information on new projects that highlight the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP and ATL machines.
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimisation, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has an extensive network of offices and resellers throughout the world. For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.co.uk, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email email@example.com.