JEC World 2019 preview: CGTech
CGTech (Irvine, Calif., U.S.) is demonstrating how advanced programming strategies and simulation can lead to better composite parts at JEC World 2019, Stand Q49, Hall 5. CGTech is also demonstrating Composites V8.1.2, the latest version of VERICUT Composite
Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).
The Composites V8.1.2 release features a redefined Graphical User Interface (GUI), enhanced suite of programming and analysis tools, and redefined methodology through the use of the new Laminate Manager. The Laminate Manager is designed to help users easily manage files, processes and batch actions for the entire composite laminate. Internal refinements ensure that large projects can be programmed and simulated faster.
According to CGTech, the updates to VCP are intended to support aerospace industry goals toward lighter, faster and more cost-effective parts. Part programmers can generate and export part statistics directly from VCP, and the added summary reports enables engineers to compare different layup strategies and achieve the optimal design.
CGTech is also exhibiting its latest version of VERICUT software. VERICUT 8.2 is a CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving out NC programs. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machining including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robotics, mill/turn and parallel kinematics. The software runs standalone but can also be integrated with CAM systems.
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Focused on optimizing traditional hand layup, nacelle and thrust reverser manufacturers cast an eye on future use of automation and closed molding.