CGTech will be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering 2014 group of events, which include the Aero Engineering and Composites Engineering shows, on stand C111 in Hall 5 on the 11th -12th November, 2014. The stand will feature the latest version 7.3 of CGTech’s VERICUT Machine Tool Simulation, Verification and Feed Rate Optimisation software.  CGTech will also be showing it’s Composites Applications software for programming and simulation of Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Laying (ATL).

VERICUT MACHINE TOOL SIMULATION

CGTech will be showing version 7.3 of the market leading VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimisation 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 is used to simulate CNC machine Tools from all leading brands including Makino, Starrag, Heller, Matsuura, DMG MORI and Mazak.

VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems including Dassault Systemes CATIA, Siemens PLM NX CAM, Delcam PowerMill, Vero EdgeCAM, Open Mind hyperMILL, DP Esprit and Missler TopSolidCAM.

VERICUT COMPOSITES APPLICATIONS

Demonstrations of VERICUT Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe), VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS) will provide visitors with an opportunity to understand the steps needed to get from a CAD designed composite part to CNC programs that drive automated composite machinery. There will be demonstrations of projects that highlight the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming and simulation software for Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) machines including robotic AFP cells. In addition, CGTech will demonstrate its new programming and simulation software for Automated Tape Laying (ATL).

VERICUT DRILLING AND FASTENING PROGRAMMING AND SIMULATION

VERICUT Drilling and 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 module interfaces to leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems and is independent of the assembly machine manufacturer.

About CGTech
Headquartered in Irvine, California CGTech specialises in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimisation 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 has an extensive network of offices and resellers throughout the world.  For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.co.uk, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email info.uk@cgtech.com.