CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: CGTech
Appears in Print as: 'Composites simulation software'
CGTech (Irvine, Calif., U.S.) is demonstrating
VCP 8.1.3 is said to enable easier profile edits and a speed increase of 30–40 percent on course generation. Improvements in VCS 188.8.131.52 include a configurable head-up display (HUD) and Radial Menu, which makes commonly used functions more accessible. Part programmers can generate and export part statistics directly from VCP. The addition of the all-new summary reports enables engineers to compare different layup strategies.
Visitors to CGTech’s booth can also preview the latest version of Vericut 9.0 software. VERICUT is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. Vericut simulates various types of CNC machining, including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robotics, mill/turn and parallel kinematics. Vericut runs standalone, but can also be integrated with CAM systems.
CGTech’s Composites Product Manager, André Colvin, will host a presentation titled “An Era of Automation,” on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive.
ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.
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