CGTech Machine Simulation Software Operates Independently

Originally titled 'Machine Simulation Software Operates Independently'

Rapid 2019: CGTech’s Vericut version 8.2 CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes.

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CGTech’s Vericut version 8.2 CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.

Vericut 8.2 detects common error conditions programmers face when creating parts additively. Additive material can be applied “as programmed” via the additive path, or projected to the part surface for a more natural deposition behavior. With projection, material build rates vary based on changes in bead overlap, acute corner motions and starting/stopping at the same location, all of which can cause unpredictable material buildup.

Laser focal distance stays within the tolerance range required for proper cladding. According to the company, excessive material overhang conditions, which can lead to improper adherence, do not exist. Warnings are given for non-conforming additive conditions to help programmers determine when additive strategies are likely to fail, or when it may be beneficial to make a milling cut, the company says.

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