At AeroDef Manufacturing 2017 VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software will be featured in CGTech’s booth 731. The software simulates all types of CNC machining, including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robots, mill/turn and parallel kinematics. VERICUT operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems. The latest release features several enhancements designed to increase the ability of manufacturing engineers to analyze, optimize, and document the CNC programming and machining process.
“This release is all about optimizing our customers’ workflow to quickly access only the menu choices needed at the time,” said VERICUT Product Manager Gene Granata. “The new Ribbon Bar helps users find the functionality they need quickly and with minimal mouse clicks.”
Visitors to CGTech’s booth 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.