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Programming & Simulation Software for Automated Fiber-Placement (AFP) and Tape-Laying Machines (ATL)

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Recent advancements in automated composite fabrication machines are generating much excitement – and with good reason.  Driven mostly by aerospace, but with technology quickly transferring to other industries, productive automated composite lay-up machinery is becoming a reality. One of our goals is to help demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software. After all, how hard could it be?

New to manufacturing with composites? Start here for a composite manufacturing overview and general glossary of terms. Click here if you are looking for a composite software overview and a discussion on the challenges and rewards of using Automated Fiber Placement (AFP).Machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated fiber-placement and tape-laying machines consists of three components that can be used individually or together: VERICUT Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe), VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP), and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS). Click the image below to launch a short overview video, or select an option below to learn more.

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VERICUT Composite Paths for Engineering
VCPe gives a composite part designer, mechanical engineer or process engineer access to the same software tools NC programmers use to create NC program paths that are subsequently used in the workshop to lay-up a composite part. Learn more…

VERICUT Composite Programming
VCP reads CAD models of the layup tool and ply boundary information that defines the laminate or ply stack and creates motion paths that add material and fill each ply boundary according to the user’s engineering requirements and manufacturing standards. Learn more…

VERICUT Composite Simulation
VCS reads CAD models and NC programs, either from VCP or other composite layup path-generation applications, and simulates the sequence of NC programs on a virtual machine.Material is applied to the layup form via NC program instructions in a virtual CNC simulation environment. Learn more…

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Composite Manufacturing Overview and Glossary of Terms

Composite Software Overview

Composite Software FAQs

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