24 October 2017
24 October 2017
CGTech will demonstrate the new version of the VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimisation software.
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 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,” says Tony Shrewsbury, CGTech's 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 AFP or 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 will exhibit on Stand O62 at Advanced Engineering 2017 on 1-2 November in Birmingham, UK.
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