Irvine, California (June 14, 2004) – CGTech (IMTS booth #D-3035) and Makino (IMTS booth #8400, South Hall) have joined forces under CGTech’s Technology Partner program in an agreement to build virtual machine models for simulation using VERICUT® software.

Makino, with US-operations based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a global provider of advanced machining technology and application support for the metalcutting, parts production and die/mold industries.  Makino is dedicated to doing their part to effectively reduce costs from machining operations.

California-based CGTech is the developer of VERICUT® software. VERICUT simulates CNC machining to identify errors in the tool path program (such as collisions, over-travel, gouges, etc.). Using VERICUT, manufacturers can verify the accuracy of the program before it is loaded on the machine, reducing or eliminating the need for the time-consuming manual prove-out process and minimizing material costs. VERICUT also improves machining efficiency by optimizing cutting speeds.

As the CNC simulation solution for Makino’s state-of-the-art machine technology, VERICUT provides users with a method to evaluate machine capabilities, reduce implementation time, and simulate the NC machining process in order to prevent collisions and protect their investment.

Makino Marketing Manager Mark Renstchler says, “This joint effort is further indication of Makino’s desire to help provide solutions to our customers in order to help them improve performance and reduce costs.   By partnering with CGTech, we are able to further expand our technological solutions in productivity enhancement, machine performance and process elimination.

Says Serge Viau, Partnership Manager at CGTech, “Partnering with Makino is an important aspect of our market strategy. Our goal is to reach high-end manufacturers and offer them a software solution designed to protect their investment. And by increasing our offering of Makino machine models, we better serve our mutual customers with a tool to enhance and optimize their processes.”

Makino manufacturing and service centers are located in the United States, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Italy, France, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, China, Mexico, Brazil, and India, and are supported by a worldwide distributor network.  For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit Makino on the web at

VERICUT is the industry-standard in CNC simulation and is used by companies of all sizes, universities, trade schools, and government agencies. The California-based company has subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, and Japan, and resellers throughout the world.

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For more information, contact:

Bryan Jacobs
(949) 753-1050


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