CGTech’s VERICUT Composite Applications is the Winner of Enterprise Software for OC Tech Alliance’s  23rd Annual  High-Tech Innovation Awards

IRVINE, Calif. — VERICUT Composite Applications from CGTech, programming and simulation software for automated composite fabrication machinery, is the winner of the Enterprise Software category for 2016 at the OC Tech Alliance 23rd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner, October 6 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

Automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL) are methods to fabricate near-net-shape composites parts using a CNC machine to apply material to a mold with an additive process. At the request of one of its large aerospace customers, CGTech developed the first machine-independent programming and simulation system for this type of sophisticated equipment. Many structural composite parts on military and commercial aircraft are currently created using CGTech’s software.

“All of the finalists were deserving and our judges felt CGTech stood out in a highly competitive category,” said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance.  “We congratulate CGTech for winning the 2016 award and I’d like to acknowledge all of the finalists for their nominations.  Orange County is the true winner here because of the exceptional technology in the Software Enterprise category by CGTech.”

“We are humbled to receive this award and be recognized by the OC Tech Alliance,” said Jon Prun, President and Founder of CGTech. “There are so many great tech companies in Orange County that it was an honor to be nominated, much less win.”

In 1988 CGTech was founded in Irvine, California, where the corporate headquarters remains today. The company now has offices in 11 countries for local sales and support, but all product development continues at the company’s corporate headquarters.

“CGTech has experienced consistent growth over the past 28 years and Orange County has proven to be a great place to find and attract new talent,” said Prun.


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About CGTech
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization 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 also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated fiber-placement and tape-laying CNC machines. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at, call (949) 753-1050, or email