White Paper: Review of VERICUT Force Module
Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, R&D
OMIC R&D Publishes White Paper on CGTech’s Force Optimization
Irvine, California - The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, Research and Development (OMIC R&D) has published a review of CGTech’s VERICUT Force Module. The Project was designed to offer an unbiased review and evaluation of VERICUT Force for OMIC R&D members from an experienced user of the software.
CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software technology for manufacturing. CGTech’s VERICUT software is the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT + Force provides an integrated simulation-optimization solution that can significantly reduce machining times, and improve cutting tool and machine life.
OMIC R&D is the fifteenth such research center established with Boeing leadership worldwide, and the first Boeing has sponsored in the United States. Its mission is to bring together manufacturing companies and higher education in an innovation environment where “outside-in” applied research with faculty and university students solves real problems for advanced manufacturers while training the next generation of engineers and technologists.
The Project was designed to test how Force could improve productivity and reduce costs for machining parts in Mill-Turn applications. The testing concluded that VERICUT Force can reduce cycle times and avoid premature tool wear/chipping after an NC program has been proven out. Using a previously programmed and already highly optimized Aerospace component, Force optimization demonstrated additional cycle time reduction of 17% over the original program.
“CGTech is proud to be an OMIC R&D partner,” says Jon Prun, CGTech President. “Educating students and manufacturers about the benefits of VERICUT Force is just one of the ways that CGTech is working with the industry to help solve manufacturing challenges, and adapt to rapidly evolving technologies."
CGTech is one of over 30 industry and university members participating with the OMIC R&D Scappoose facility.
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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.
About the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center
OMIC R&D has built a powerhouse consortium of industry and academic leaders committed to combining their knowledge and experience to advance manufacturing to the next stage. The key to this dynamic effort is invested collaboration. Through collaboration, innovation is born, resulting in applied solutions for manufacturers to make products better, faster, greener and less expensively. OMIC R&D’s capabilities can benefit companies that may not have the time, focus, or bandwidth to address research issues themselves. OMIC R&D is modeled after the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center established with Boeing at Sheffield University in England. AMRC was founded to help manufacturers of any size become more competitive by introducing advanced techniques, technologies, and processes, and to carry out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing, and materials that are of practical use to industry. For more info about OMIC R&D visit www.OMIC.us
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