Hove, England September 15th  2011 –  CGTech will be exhibiting at the AeroEngineering and Composites Engineering Show on stand 622. The stand will feature the latest versions of CGTech’s VERICUT software products for both Machine Tool Simulation and Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) programming and simulation. In addition CGTech will present the first UK preview of a new product for programming and simulation of Automated Drilling and Fastening machines.

VERICUT Drilling & Fastening is a new software application for simulating and programming auto-drilling and fastening machines.  These machines are used to assemble large aero-structures and it is essential to avoid programming errors and collisions at such a late stage in the aircraft manufacturing process. VERICUT allows the user to programme drilling and fastener assembly operations in a virtual machine tool environment and provides simulation to check for a variety of potentially disastrous error conditions. Like all VERICUT software the new product  interfaces to leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems and is independent of the assembly machine manufacturer.

CGTech will be demonstrating VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT composite Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).

There will be demonstrations of projects that highlight the implementation and use of CAD/CAM and machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP machines.

CGTech will also be exhibiting version 7.1 of it’s market leading VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machining, including aerospace processes such as multi axis milling, drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet cutting, robotic and mill/turn machining. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAD/CAM/PLM  systems including Dassault Systemes Catia, Siemens NX, PTC, Delcam PowerMill and Open Mind Hypermill.


About CGTech

CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining. With offices worldwide, including UK, France, Germany and Italy  VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at  or call  +44 (0)1273 773538 or email

NOTE:  The attached image shows the new software simulating a robotcell. The other image shows a close-up of composite material layup simulated on an MTorres aircraft wing spar application