Irvine, California – CGTech will exhibit version 7 of VERICUT Composite Applications software at the SAE 2010 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition:

Booth 307
Wichita, KS
September 28-30, 2010

VERICUT Composite Applications Product/Function Overview:

VERICUT Composite Applications consists of two components: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).

VCP reads CAD surfaces and ply boundary information and creates fiber-placement paths 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 AFP machine.

VCS reads CAD models of the layup tool and fixtures and simulates the layup sequence directly from NC program files. Tow material is applied to the layup form via NC program instructions in VERICUT’s 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.

Manufacturers that implement machine-independent automated fiber placement (AFP) programming and simulation software are now free to select the best machine for a specific part, family of parts, or manufacturing process, without having to introduce a different piece of software into the engineering process for each different brand of machine.

“When a machine tool builder is also developing the software to program their machines, the software tends to be restricted to the technology of the machine,” said CGTech Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. “When software is separate from the machine and applied in a variety of applications, the software and underlying technology expands. The metal cutting industry has seen the same happen with advances in CAD/CAM.”

CGTech will also be exhibiting its latest version of VERICUT CNC machine simulation software. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machining, including multi-axis milling, 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 such as Catia V5, NX, Pro/E, MasterCAM, EdgeCAM and GibbsCAM.

About CGTech

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. CGTech also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated fiber-placement CNC machines.  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, call (949) 753-1050, or email

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