CGTech to showcase VERICUT Composites Applications software at JEC
Hove, England – At the 2017 JEC Composites show, March 14-16, 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, CGTech will demonstrate how critical simulation is when trimming composite parts. Throughout the show, in stand P63, CGTech will also demonstrate VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).
“Due to the extensive time, energy, and labor invested in composite workpieces prior to machining, they can often be more expensive than even some exotic metal alloy parts,” said André Colvin, one of CGTech’s Product Marketing Specialists. “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.”
CGTech will exhibit its latest version of VERICUT 8.0 software. VERICUT is an industry leading CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. VERICUT 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 leading CAM systems.
Visitors to CGTech’s stand will also have the opportunity to receive a thorough overview of the steps needed to get from a CAD designed composite part to CNC programs that drive an Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) or Automated Tape Laying (ATL) machine. There will be information on new projects that 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. Current customer projects to be highlighted include extensive use of robots, lasers, probing, and ultrasonic knifes.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specialises in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimisation and analysis software technology 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. With offices worldwide Including UK, Germany, France and Italy and network of resellers VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes in all industry sectors. For more information, visit the CGTech website at cgtech.co.uk, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email firstname.lastname@example.org