5/3/2017

CGTech Adds AM Simulation Capabilities to Vericut

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Rapid 2017: The company unveils a new module that simulates both additive manufacturing and traditional machining.

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CGTech introduces its Additive module for Vericut, capable of simulating both the additive manufacturing and traditional machining capabilities of hybrid CNC machines. The company works with its customers and technology partners to solve AM challenges including accurate laser cladding and material deposition; detecting collisions between the machine and additive part; and finding errors, voids and misplaced material.

Scheduled for release in early fall, Vericut 8.1 adds the ability to identify potential problems that can occur when integrating additive methods. Simulation uses the same postprocessed NC code used to drive the CNC machine. Users can virtually experiment with combining additive and metal removal processes to determine optimal safe hybrid machining production methods.

The company says the software's realistic simulation of the entire hybrid process enables customers to verify that the part will be built correctly, without causing damage to the part, machine or laser equipment. 

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