CGTech will demonstrate how critical simulation is when trimming composite parts and also demonstrate VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).
“Due to the extensive time, energy, and labour invested in composite workpieces prior to machining, they can often be more expensive than even some exotic metal alloy parts,” said André Colvin, one of CGTech’s Product Marketing Specialists. “Repairing composite workpieces after a machining error is problematic and many times not advisable. Thus, validating the part program prior to trimming is exceedingly critical.”
According to CGTech, it will exhibit its latest version of VERICUT 8.0 software, an industry leading CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation 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. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.
CGTech explains that visitors to its stand 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 Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) or Automated Tape Laying (ATL) machine. There will be information on new projects that highlight the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP and ATL machines, such as the work being done at NASA’s Langley Research Centre, US using a 16-tow Electroimpact automated fibre placement machine. Current customer projects to be highlighted include extensive use of robots, lasers, probing, and ultrasonic knives.
Visit CGTech at Stand P63 at JEC World 2017.