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10/16/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Simulation Software Helps Programmers Evaluate Method Efficiency

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Version 8.1 of CGTech’s Vericut CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes.

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Version 8.1 of CGTech’s Vericut CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems. This release focuses on tools to help NC programmers evaluate method efficiency, reduce production time and detect costly errors before going to the shop floor. New features for feed rate and cutting force optimization can also benefit additively manufactured parts that require finishing as well as hybrid manufactured parts and traditionally machined parts.

The software’s Force module is designed to reduce machining time, increase tool life and produce a higher-quality finished product by optimizing toolpath feed rates. Graphs and charts display in real time, revealing cutting conditions and forces as cutting tools encounter them to show NC programmers machining in an analytical way and identify undesirable cutting conditions. Spikes in the graphs show when forces, chip loads, tool deflection and material removal rates exceed a tool’s recommended performance parameters. Users can identify the responsible NC program record by clicking on the chart, and the graphics area displays the corresponding cut, helping programmers to understand cutting processes.

New modules have been added, including Teamcenter Interface and others for additive and grinder dressing. Other enhancements include easier sectioning that extends to machine views, X-caliper dimension labels displayed with models, a new report template editor and easier G-code offsets.

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