At the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2022, CGTech demonstrated its simulation software Vericut 9.3, which the company says boasts enhancements and new features to the core software to create smarter, more efficient manufacturing processes.
Vericut offers software that simulates CNC machining to detect errors, potential collisions, and areas for improvement. The software operates independently but also integrates with all leading CAM systems.
Throughout the event, the CGTech team gave demonstrations of its solutions for verification, simulation, and optimization of NC programs, including the latest features available in Vericut 9.3 such as the Tool Performance Database and Machining Optimization Data in Tool Manager, and other improvements to Vericut’s core functionality.
In collaboration with Okuma and Sandvik Coromant, which were other companies exhibiting at the show, visitors saw the effects of Vericut’s Force optimization module in CGTech’s booth and watched the part machined live at Okuma’s booth.
Attendees also were able to see CGTech’s new CNC Machine Connect module developed in partnership with Scytec.
Scytec’s DataXchange software pulls data directly from machines on the shop floor to improve Vericut’s simulation and verify that setup information matches before running a part for the first time.
“We see the huge gains that companies make when they embrace the concept of using machine data as part of their daily routine,” said Josh Davids, president of Scytec. “Combining machine connectivity and data with VERICUT truly brings the value of machine monitoring and digital twin technology to a new level, which is unmatched in the manufacturing industry.”
CGTech also partnered with ICAM to offer a bundle on ICAM’s adaptive post-processor with a Vericut Machine Configuration (VMC).
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.
- numerical control ( NC)
numerical control ( NC)
Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.
- sawing machine ( saw)
sawing machine ( saw)
Machine designed to use a serrated-tooth blade to cut metal or other material. Comes in a wide variety of styles but takes one of four basic forms: hacksaw (a simple, rugged machine that uses a reciprocating motion to part metal or other material); cold or circular saw (powers a circular blade that cuts structural materials); bandsaw (runs an endless band; the two basic types are cutoff and contour band machines, which cut intricate contours and shapes); and abrasive cutoff saw (similar in appearance to the cold saw, but uses an abrasive disc that rotates at high speeds rather than a blade with serrated teeth).