Visitors to the MACH 2022 exhibition (Hall 19 Stand 218) can find out from the renowned global leader in NC code simulation how the software can take their business to the next level. With VERICUT, CGTech offers a wide range of products and solutions that ensure CNC machine tools run collision-free and manufacturing processes operate more efficiently with increased profit levels.
Demonstrations of the latest features in version 9.2, plus an exclusive preview of what’s to come in 9.3, of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimisation software will be conducted on the stand, by the company’s knowledgeable technical engineers. VERICUT software is the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. It operates independently; but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.
Managing director, Gavin Powell, said: “VERICUT has been designed to meet the needs of all types of shops – from small job shops to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers that are regularly pushing the limits of CNC technology. The enhancements in version 9.2 provide the speed that shops of all sizes need to produce more efficient programs faster and get their products to market more quickly and competitively, while promoting conservation of valuable material and human resources”
CGTech will also demonstrate VERICUT’s Force optimization module at MACH. VERICUT + Force provides an integrated simulation-optimization solution that can significantly reduce machining times, improving cutting tool and machine life. New and legacy NC programs can be optimized with Force to run as efficiently and safely as possible. Force is available for milling, turning, and mill-turn machines.
Force is a physics-and mathematics-based module designed to optimize machining feed rates. The software uses actual data for cutting tool forces and spindle power readings to calculate maximum chip thickness and feed rate.
Sales manager, Scott Ravenscroft, explained: “VERICUT covers the obvious and visible production elements, such as crashes, scrap, gouges and prove outs; Force addresses the hidden opportunities. These include inefficient programming and suboptimal feedrates caused by the CAM system’s inability to adjust cutting feedrates for varying cutting conditions.”
Force relies on proven technology to maximize program efficiency and productivity and typically achieves savings of 8 to 15 per cent on aluminium and 15-plus per cent on difficult to cut materials. Return on investment can often be as little as one production component, with the opportunity to analyze cutting conditions, improve tool life, protect CNC machine tools and reduce operational costs.
Gavin Powell concluded: “Companies now more than ever are realizing the importance of simulation and the digital twin model. We are working closely with our customers and partners around the world to understand their exact needs, we deliver superior technical and economical solutions through the use of advanced technologies.”