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CGTech technical support engineers was on hand at the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, KY, June 20-22. Each year, CGTech staff proctor multiple SkillsUSA/NIMS events related to CNC machining. In addition to grading events, CGTech ran its latest version of VERICUT CNC simulation software.
The weeklong event is expected to draw more than 16,000 participants including students, teachers, and business partners. The event is designed to help prepare students for the workforce.
“This is a great opportunity for students to see where their skill level is compared to their peers,” said Mike McDonald, CGTech technical support engineer.
Participants will be graded by CGTech in two categories: CNC Milling and CNC Lathe machine operations. Each category will be evaluated to measure the contestant’s level of understanding and preparation of CNC programming. The contest assesses real world scenarios such as writing CNC programs, interpret prints, and measure/gage parts. Participants will also demonstrate theoretical knowledge of CNC machine configuration, setup, and operations.
VERICUT software is used by CGTech technical support engineers to evaluate the accuracy of the participant’s NC programs created, while ensuring their programs run without violating safety standards or damaging machines. After each student’s NC program has been simulated, the virtual workpiece will be compared to the original design model.
CGTech’s VERICUT machine simulation software detects collisions and near-misses between all machine tool components.
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