CGTech

9000 Research Drive

Irvine, CA 92618 US

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Company Profile

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.

A Message from CGTech

Special Message

Verify & Optimize NC Programs; Simulate CNC Machining with VERICUT® Software from CGTech

Verify & Optimize NC Programs; Simulate CNC Machining with VERICUT® Software from CGTech

   VERICUT Software VERICUT software is used to simulate CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Vericut v9.0.

Vericut 9.0 Enables Panning, Zooming While Cutting
Westec 2019: CG Tech’s Vericut v9.0 simulates real NC data on digital twin machines to prevent crashes, identify conflicts between setups and tooling, and ensure machined parts match engineering designs.

CNC programmer

Automating Small NC Programming Tasks Pays Off Big Over Time
What started as a few Java macros the programmer whipped up to make life easier has grown to a shop-wide file management system integrated into other software, such as Vericut. 

CGTech Vericut Users' Exchange logo

CGTech Plans 26 North American Vericut User Events
At VUE events, attendees learn about new software features, tips and tricks for improving manufacturing efficiency, and express ideas about future designs.

Vericut 8.2 with Force Turning

Software Module Optimizes Turning Programs
CGTech has announced that its latest release of Vericut 8.2, includes a new module for NC program optimization: Force Turning.

BeAM CGTech

BeAM Applying CGTech's AM Verification Technology
BeAM, a manufacturer of powder-based directed energy deposition (DED) technology based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is partnering with CGTech to use its Vericut toolpath-simulation software’s Additive module in its equipment.

Vericut Version 8.2 Force Turning screenshot

Test Drive Simulation for Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing with CGTech
CGTech demonstrates new capabilities in its Vericut 8.2 software including Force Turning and deposition-based additive manufacturing.

CGTech Vericut Version 8.2 CNC Simulation Software

CNC Simulation Software Adds Convenience, AM Features
CGTech has released the Vericut Versions 8.2 CNC Simulation Software.

CGTech's Vericut Version 8.2 Software

Software Performs CNC Simulation Plus Physics-Based Optimization
IMTS 2018: Version 8.2 of CGTech’s Vericut optimization and verification software simulates all types of CNC machining.

Artist’s rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope following construction in Chile

Machining Parts for the World’s Largest Digital Camera
SLAC is building the world’s largest digital camera, to be installed inside the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Getting there requires the machining expertise of shops like Keller Technology.

CGTech Opens Office in Moscow

CGTech Opens Marketing and Support Office in Russia
CGTech has formed a direct office in Russia.

Vericut from CGTech

Manufacturing News of Note: May 2018
Mahr to offer confocal microscopes, CGTech joins an R&D outfit and other industry news.

Screenshot of Vericut simularion software

Oregon R&D Facility Adds CGTech, Summit to Membership
The two companies will help the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development develop advanced metals manufacturing technologies.

CGTech Vericut screenshot

Shop's Coding Solution Results in New Time-Saving Software Feature
For Ultra Machining Co., manually altering Vericut’s optimized tool paths at the machine was time-consuming and risky to the part. A custom macro alleviating this is now a feature of the software.

CGTech Schedules 26 North American Events for Vericut Users
Attendees at the Vericut Users Exchange (VUE) events can learn about new software features, get tips for improving efficiency and give input on the future direction of the software.

CGTech employees outside the company's office

CGTech Celebrates 30th Anniversary
The maker of Vericut was founded 30 years ago to provide software that verifies NC tool paths without using machine time to make a prove-out part. 

CGTech 8.1.2 of its Vericut CNC

Simulation, Optimization Software Reduces Scrap Loss, Rework
CGTech has released version 8.1.2 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation and optimization software.

preset tools on a cart

Shop Hits Home Run with Toolpath Simulation Software
Wolcott Design Services needed to improve efficiency during high-mix, low-volume runs. HMCs and Vericut tool simulation software by CGTech improved efficiency, spindle utilization and revenue. 

Vericut 2018

Simulation Software Provides Hybrid Additive Capabilities
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.

Screenshot of CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software

Simulation Software Helps Programmers Evaluate Method Efficiency
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.

CGTech Vericut 8.1

Software’s AM Module Simulates Hybrid Manufacturing Processes
Westec 2017: CGTech will demonstrate the newest version of its CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software, Vericut 8.1.

Verification software from CGTech and MachiningCloud

Verification Software Leverages Cloud for Tool Data
CGTech and MachiningCloud have jointly announced a MachiningCloud enhancement that enables Vericut users to import tool manufacturers’ cutting parameters from MachiningCloud directly into Vericut.

Product Categories of CGTech

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Software for Additive Manufacturing—Job & File Management
Software, CAD/CAM
Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
Software, Machinability Databases
Software, NC Program Optimization
Software, NC Verification
Software, Other Manufacturing
Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
Software, Tool Design
Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet

Trade Names

AUTO-DIFF™
CGTech®
Force™
OptiPath®
VERICUT®