Software Enables AFP Experimentation
CGTech’s Vericut Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe) provides composite part designers, mechanical engineers and process engineers with the same software tools as NC programmers for creating NC program paths
By producing actual AFP tape courses that can be used to program AFP fabrication equipment in the workshop, the user can measure and evaluate the effects of AFP path trajectory, material steering, surface curvature, course convergence and other process constraints as they would be applied in manufacturing. The software also provides producibility analysis of the fiber angle based on the curvature of the part, and overlap and gaps needed for structural analysis. Tape course geometry can be written to various CAD formats for further evaluation by the user’s existing analysis methods and tools.
Editor PickCAM Software Operates from SolidWorks Environment
BobCAD-CAM offers BobCAM version 6 for SolidWorks, the company’s latest CAM add-in.