Irvine, California – CGTech is honored to be presenting the latest developments in composite fiber placement programming & simulation at the JEC End-user Automation Forum. The presentation will be given by CGTech’s Product Marketing Manager, Bill Hasenjaeger, on Wednesday, March, 25, 2009 – 10:30 am – 1:30 pm during the JEC Composites Show in Paris, France. The JEC Composites show takes place March 24-26, 2009 at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles.
Most users of CNC Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) machinery use off-line NC programming software delivered with their machine, forcing companies to adopt multiple software applications for multiple brands of machines. Mr. Hasenjaeger’s presentation will discuss the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming software as it applies to CNC fiber placement machines.
“The more mature CNC metal-cutting industry started the same way, but has now evolved into a clear separation and cooperation between independent software and machine suppliers,” Hasenjaeger said. “This frees the company to select the best machine for the job, while using one software application to create NC programs for a variety of machine brands.”
Additionally, throughout the show in Hall 1 Q52, CGTech will be demonstrating VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).
VCP reads CAD surfaces and ply boundary information and adds material to fill the plies according to user-specified manufacturing standards and requirements. Layup paths are linked together to form specific layup sequences and are output as NC programs for the automated layup machine.
VCS reads CAD models and NC programs, either from VCP or other composite layup path-generation applications, and simulates the sequence of NC programs on a virtual machine. Material is applied to the layup form via NC program instructions in a virtual CNC simulation environment. The simulated material applied to the form can be measured and inspected to ensure the NC program follows manufacturing standards and requirements. A report showing simulation results and statistical information can be automatically created.
CGTech will also be exhibiting the upcoming version of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software. VERICUT 7 features significant performance-improving enhancements that reduce the time required for manufacturing engineers to develop, analyze, inspect and document the CNC programming and machining process. Instead of focusing on new features or add-on modules, CGTech developer resources have focused on diligent code optimization and customer-driven enhancements.
VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that 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 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.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization 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, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at cgtech.com, call (949) 753-1050, or email email@example.com
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