• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
11/2/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Simulation Software Provides Hybrid Additive Capabilities

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

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.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

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 various CAM systems.

New modules include Additive, Grinder-Dressing and Teamcenter Interface. Sectioning extending to machine views, X-Caliper dimension labels displayed with models, a new report template editor and easier G-Code offsets improve Vericut’s core functionality.

Vericut’s Additive module enables the simulation of both additive and traditional CNC machining capabilities applied in any order. Simulating both operations identifies potential problems that can occur when integrating additive methods. The user has access to detailed history stored with Vericut’s droplet technology, which saves programmers time by quickly identifying the source of errors with a single click. This additive capability shows realistic laser cladding and material deposition; detects collisions between the machine and additive part; and finds errors, voids and misplaced material. Vericut simulates the post-processed NC code that controls the CNC machine, ensuring proper usage of additive functions and laser parameters.

Vericut connects directly to Teamcenter to reference files, avoiding the need to create external, uncontrolled copies of models on a separate drive. In the NX CAM project, all cutting tools used in a project are listed. In one step, users can import all 3D cutting tools for a job.

Users can simulate grinder dressing, in which a secondary tool is applied to a grinding wheel to freshen the grinding surface or change the grinding wheel cutting shape. Vericut simulates the dynamic compensation needed while the dresser is used, even while the grinder is engaged with the part.

The Force module maximizes chip thickness, creating constant cutting forces resulting in significant machining time savings. Real-time graphs and charts reveal cutting conditions and forces cutting tools encounter them. The data helps NC programmers identify undesirable cutting conditions.

Hand holding a crystal ball

We’d rather send you $15 than rely on our crystal ball…

It’s Capital Spending Survey season and the manufacturing industry is counting on you to participate! Odds are that you received our 5-minute Metalworking survey from Modern Machine Shop in your mail or email. Fill it out and we’ll email you $15 to exchange for your choice of gift card or charitable donation. Are you in the U.S. and not sure you received the survey? Contact us to access it.

Help us inform the industry and everybody benefits.

RELATED CONTENT

  • The Changing Face Of CNC Programming

    The Future of Machining - 2005 Efforts to create a CNC-usable product data model are inching forward, but in the meantime, advances in CAM software will make the programmer's job function super-efficient rather than superfluous.

  • A Closer Look At Look-Ahead

    This CNC capability is helping make machine tools move far faster, and more accurately, than ever before. Here's how it works.

  • The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining

    The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.

Resources