CGTech, ZOLLER partner to simplify cutting tool library creation

Cooperation between cutting tool management firm ZOLLER and CNC verification and simulation software developer CGTech is designed to provide a direct link between the presetter and CGTech's VERICUT system.

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CGTech (Irvine, Calif., USA), the developer of VERICUT CNC verification and simulation software, and ZOLLER, a presetting and measuring machine manufacturer and expert in the field of tool management, on June 1 announced a partnership to better serve the customer base of the two companies.

VERICUT simulates CNC machining to identify errors in the NC programs (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.

“The ZOLLER vision system provides a direct link between the presetter and VERICUT,” says CGTech president Jon Prun. “Our mutual customers benefit from this partnership by having the ability to scan accurate 3-D models of tool assemblies which can be easily transferred to VERICUT in a variety of CAD formats.”

ZOLLER, founded in 1945 by Eberhard Zoller, is headquartered in Germany. The ZOLLER product portfolio covers all application areas of tool presetting, measuring, inspection and management. With the TMS Tool Management Solutions ZOLLER presents software that offers huge savings potentials through organizing the management of the manufacturing process on the basis of a central data base, which is used by all production units. Its modular design allows users to improve the production processes step-by-step.

“ZOLLER software is fully automatic and precise to the micron” says Alexander Zoller, president, ZOLLER Inc. “With a push of a button, the presetter will scan the tool as built on the shop floor, eliminating inaccuracy and the need to manually model tools. Creating a VERICUT tool library has never been easier.”