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Verify & Optimize NC Programs; Simulate CNC Machining with VERICUT® Software from CGTech
VERICUT software is used to simulate CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables NC programmers to correct errors before the program is ever loaded on the CNC machine, thereby eliminating manual prove-outs. VERICUT also optimizes NC program cutting speeds for more efficient machining
VERICUT Composite Applications
VERICUT Composite Applications are machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software solutions for automated composite tape and fiber-placement CNC machines. There are three separate applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS) are already released to the market. A third module, VERICUT Composites Paths for Engineers (VCPe) has all the features of VCP but is not configured to program a specific Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) machine. VCPe provides software tools to allow a design or production engineers to evaluate strategies and test the manufacturability of layup methods for composites parts.
VERICUT Drilling & Fastening (VDAF)
VERICUT Drilling & Fastening (VDAF) is a software application for simulating and programming auto-drilling & fastening machines. VDAF is independent of both the machine and CAD system.
VERICUT simulates six-axis articulated-arm robot motion from leading robot machine builders including Fanuc, Kuka, ABB, Kawasaki, Motorman and others. VERICUT also supports robots that have additional “external” axes. For example, robots mounted on a linear axis (or a part on a rotisserie axis) can significantly improve robot usefulness, reach, stiffness, speed, and accuracy. In addition to simulation, VERICUT can also be used to adjust motion and post-process for robots. VERICUT computes joint positions from the incoming tool point commands and orientation, and then post-processes for the specific robot-language program. Most robots are programmed by “teaching.” Off-line programming is preferred when there are many motions, precise positions are needed, or the process must be controlled or traceable.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimizes NC programs in order to both save time and produce higher quality surface finish. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as DMG/Mori Seiki, Mazak, Makino, Matsuura, Hermle, and Chiron. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems such as Catia, NX, Creo Parametric, Mastercam, Powermill, EdgeCAM, Hypermill, GibbsCAM and more. CGTech also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for CNC fiber-placement, tape-laying, auto-drilling, and fastening machines. With offices throughout Europe and Asia, CGTech software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies.