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CGTech to showcase Vericut composites applications software at JEC

News International-French

30 Jan 2015

At the 2015 JEC Composites show, March 10-12, 2015 at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, CGTech will be demonstrating how critical simulation is when trimming composite parts.

Throughout the show, in stand 36 Pavilion 7.2, CGTech will also be demonstrating Vericut Composite Applications: Vericut Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe), Vericut Composite Programming (VCP) & Vericut Composite Simulation (VCS).

“Because composite workpieces have a significant amount of process time and labor in them prior to machining, they can be more expensive than even some exotic metal alloy workpieces,” said John Reed, CGTech Ltd Managing Director. “It’s usually not possible to repair a composite workpiece damaged during machining. Thus, validation of the part program is extremely critical.”

CGTech will be exhibiting its latest version of Vericut software. Vericut is CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation software that enables users to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. The company 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 CAD/CAM/ PLM systems, including Dassault Systemes CATIA, Siemens PLM NX CAM, Delcam PowerMill, Vero EdgeCAM, Open Mind hyperMILL, DP Esprit and Missler TopSolidCAM.

Visitors to CGTech’s 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 Fiber 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 Center using a 16-tow Electroimpact automated fiber placement machine. Current customer projects to be highlighted include extensive use of robots, lasers, probing, and ultrasonic knifes.