At CAMX, CGTech (Irvine, CA, US) Composites Product Specialist Charles Anderton will give a presentation on how to use software to assist in the decision of an automated layup methodology.
“Automated composite manufacturing is an additive process to build a near-net-shape ‘fiber-reinforced’ part on a mold using a CNC machine. This presentation will explore the advantages, disadvantages and challenges of automated fiber placement (AFP), automated tape layup (ATL) and hybrid layup strategies for a given set of part designs,” said Charles Anderton, CGTech’s Composites Product Specialist. “Machine independent software packages offer the ability to unify programming and simulation efforts of both new and existing programs for a variety of AFP, ATL and hybrid machines.”
Throughout the show, in booth C18, CGTech will demonstrate VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe), VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP), and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS). Visitors to CGTech’s booth will also have the opportunity to receive a thorough overview of the steps needed to get from a CAD designed composite part to CNC programs that drive an AFP or ATL machine.
CGTech will also be exhibiting its latest version of VERICUT software. VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs.