FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matthew Olivolo
CGTech to Demo VERICUT Composites Applications at CAMX
During the show, CGTech will exhibit both VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS), and VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP). Visitors will have a firsthand view of the steps needed to get from a CAD model of a composite part, to producing and simulating CNC programs that drive Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Laying (ATL) machines.
“Due to the extensive time, energy, and labor invested in composite workpieces prior to machining, they can often times be more expensive than even some exotic metal alloy parts,” said André Colvin, CGTech Composites Product Manager. “Repairing composite workpieces after a machining error is problematic and many times not advisable. Thus, validating the part program prior to trimming is exceedingly critical.”
During CAMX, current customer projects to be highlighted include extensive use of robots, lasers, probing, and ultrasonic knives. Information on new projects will highlight the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP and ATL machines, such as the work being done at NASA’s Langley Research Center using a 16-tow Electroimpact automated fiber placement machine.
CGTech will also exhibit its latest version of VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software. VERICUT enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs, simulates all types of CNC machining including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robotics, mill/turn and parallel kinematics. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with most CAM systems.
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimization, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has offices worldwide. For more information: visit the CGTech website at cgtech.com, call (949) 753-1050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Electronic image attached – VCS-8-AFP-Spar.png. Additional images available upon request.
Caption: VERICUT’s Composite Simulation detects collisions, accounts for material thickness, and verifies part specific criteria are met; such as course stagger.