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CGTech Proctors SkillsUSA/NIMS Contest Submissions with VERICUT


Irvine, CA, – CGTech technical support engineers will be 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 Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining. In addition to grading events, CGTech will run its latest version of VERICUT CNC simulation software, in Booth S155.

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 will be 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 such as axis slides, heads, turrets, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, fixtures, workpieces, cutting tools, and other user-defined objects.

About CGTech
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimization, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has offices worldwide. For more information: visit the CGTech website at, call (949) 753-1050, or email

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Caption: VERICUT software is used to evaluate the accuracy of the NC programs created for the SkillsUSA/NIMS Contest.