Четверг, 20 февраля 2020 10:13

CGTech releases 9.0 ready for exhibition showcase

The highly anticipated release of VERICUT 9.0 is here.

X caliperVERICUT is already an advanced piece of software which has become industry standard for simulating CNC Machining. VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimisation software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.

The launch of VERICUT 9.0 has brought with it several new enhancements designed to increase power and improve efficiency. The new features and benefits will be showcased at the Southern Manufacturing Exhibition on 11th – 13th of February. CGTech will be presenting VERICUT 9.0 at stand C215.

Gavin Powell, CGTech Technical Director said: “VERICUT 9.0 is ‘smarter’ than previous versions, offering more robust connections to tooling databases and the latest CAM systems.

“Most users will experience gains in performance, as well as sharper, clearer and more realistic views of machines and the machining process. Enhancements to VERICUT’s free Reviewer app also lets programmers share with others (like machinists or quality assurance personnel) how parts are manufactured.”

The new features include:
Enhanced Graphics Display
VERICUT 9.0’s greatly enhanced image quality makes it easier to spot problems and imperfections in machined parts. Switch seamlessly between Workpiece, Machine or Profile views, or combine them in a variety of view layouts.

Streamlined Verification
Any of VERICUT’s major functions, such as AUTO-DIFF, Section, and X-Caliper, can be used in any view which streamlines the verification effort and increases productivity.

Force Optimization
Use Force “Analyze”, without any prior configuration, to spot potentially dangerous machining conditions or identify underutilised tools. Force Charts has a new “Fill Comparison” option to help visualise the changes made by Force optimisation to feedrates and chip loads.

Appearance Settings
Appearance settings accompany the “Colour” option for components and models, and can be used to add realism to objects in VERICUT simulations. Machined parts look more lifelike and identification of errors or incorrect cuts has become easier.

Enhanced Translucency and New Stock/Design View
New features are available to quickly display the Design part embedded in translucent Stock, and show AUTO-DIFF Gouge or Excess errors in relation to the Design part or cut stock model.

X-Caliper has several new measurements and features that provide greater control over how measurements (dimensions) are shown. Images with dimensions can be printed, saved to an image file, or utilised in Setup Plans.

Setup Plan
A new Setup Plan capability makes it easier than ever to create images from the simulation with dimensions or notes that help others understand the manufacturing process. Setup Plans are easily incorporated in VERICUT’s reports to document operation setups, or how machined parts should look at various stages.

Multi Tool Station
The new Multi Tool Station tool component has been added in Tool Manager, enabling users to setup an apparatus that holds multiple tools, attached to a single turret station.

Tool Change List Panel
Tool Change List Panel is enhanced with capabilities to graphically setup tools on turrets, in tool chains, define orientations for “Flash” multi-function tools, and more.

Reviewer App
VERICUT’s Reviewer application is powered by the same enhanced graphics engine featured in VERICUT Verification, and users will also immediately notice the dramatic boost in performance.

New Section Window
The new Section Window is easier to use with dynamic section plane locations and angle adjustments.
For more information about VERICUT 9.0 visit CGTech at the Southern Manufacturing Exhibition or visit www.cgtech.co.uk

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Note to Editors
About CGTech
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimisation, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has an extensive network of offices and resellers throughout the world. For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.co.uk, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email info.uk@cgtech.com.

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Пятница, 24 января 2020 16:44

CGTech to brings Force Optimization to Ireland

CGTech is powering into the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference, which will take place on the 29th & 30th January at Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, with its physics-based feed rate optimization module, VERICUT Force.

As the world’s most advanced independent CNC machine tool simulation, verification and optimization software, VERICUT it as at the heart of the CNC manufacturing process for all leading engineering businesses in all industry sectors across the globe. The latest version of VERICUT, version 9.0, offers new powerful and easy-to-use features to improve simulation performance and help streamline each user’s verification process.

Its optimization module, VERICUT Force, reduces machining times by 15-25%, sometimes more, while extending tool life and improving surface finish.

On milling and turning applications alike, Force optimization works by analyzing cutting conditions encountered during simulation and looking for opportunities to increase feedrates where possible, slowing down when cutting forces or spindle power demands are excessive, and breaking up motions into smaller blocks as needed to both maximize chip thickness and keep it consistent throughout the cut.

CGTech also offers Additive Manufacturing capabilities as well as VERICUT Composites application for programming and simulation of Automated Fibre-Placement and Tape-Laying Machines. See the entire VERICUT suite on stand Z19 at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020

Note to Editors
About CGTech
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimization, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fibre-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has an extensive network of offices and resellers throughout the world. For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.co.uk, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email info.uk@cgtech.com.





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Вторник, 25 февраля 2020 13:56

MACH 2020 20 to 24 April NEC Birmingham

Disruption is sometimes the only way forward says CGTech (Hall 17 Stand 330)

X caliper‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’ is a truism that CGTech, developer of VERICUT – the world’s leading CNC simulation, verification and optimization software - has been stating to manufacturers in many industry sectors since 1988.

Visitors to the MACH 2020 exhibition (Hall 17 Stand 330) can find out from the renowned global leader in NC code simulation how the software can improve (disrupt) their business. With VERICUT, CGTech offers a wide range of products and solutions that ensure CNC machine tools run collision-free and manufacturing processes operate more efficiently with increased profit levels. Machine shops can take back control and get ahead with VERICUT.

Demonstrations of the latest features in version 9.0 of VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software will be conducted on the stand, by the company’s knowledgeable technical staff. VERICUT software is the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. It operates independently; but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.

Technical Director, Gavin Powell, says: “Faster is better, with the development of our new graphics display providing significant gains for users. You can render faster with more realistic and crisper views of cutting processes and machines. With dramatic improvements in the view environment; rotate or zoom while cutting, seamlessly switch view types or layouts, and change model translucency, colours or other appearance properties at any time. New flexibility to use major functions (like Section, X-Caliper and AUTO-DIFF) in any view will help programmers get things done faster.”

‘Restart’ and ‘Stop At’ capabilities quickly verify changes made to an NC program, and have more control over the simulation. Initiate Restart action on any line in the NC Program window and the simulation quickly processes up to the restart line, then the display updates to show the result. A new Stop At Line Number/Count option enables programmers dealing with looping and branching logic to stop at a specific occurrence number of processing a line in the NC program.

Force aerospace bracket V90a

CGTech will also demonstrate VERICUT’s Force optimization module at MACH. VERICUT + Force provides an integrated simulation-optimization solution that can significantly reduce machining times, improving cutting tool and machine life. New and legacy NC programs can be optimized with Force to run as efficiently and safely as possible. Force is available for milling, turning, and mill-turn machines.

Force is a physics-and mathematics-based module designed to optimize machining feed rates. The software uses actual data for cutting tool forces and spindle power readings to calculate maximum chip thickness and feed rate.

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Sales Engineer, Scott Ravenscroft, explains: “VERICUT covers the obvious and visible production elements, such as crashes, scrap, gouges and prove outs; Force addresses the hidden opportunities. These include inefficient programming and suboptimal feedrates caused by the CAM system’s inability to adjust cutting feedrates for varying cutting conditions.”

Force relies on proven technology to maximize program efficiency and productivity and typically achieves savings of 8 to 15 per cent on aluminium and 15-plus per cent on difficult to cut materials. Return on investment can often be as little as one production component, with the opportunity to analyze cutting conditions, improve tool life, protect CNC machine tools and reduce operational costs.

Gavin Powell concludes: “Companies now more than ever are realizing the importance of simulation and the digital twin model. We are working closely with our customers and partners around the world to understand their exact needs, we deliver superior technical and economical solutions through the use of advanced technologies.”

Published in Press Releases 2020
Вторник, 25 февраля 2020 13:41

Take back control and stay one step ahead

VERICUT Force revolutionizes NC program optimization – interview with Gavin Powell

Gavin PowellVERICUT Force is new and is leading the way. The physics based software module for NC program optimization analyzes and optimizes cutting conditions during the entire NC program operation. Taking into consideration the respective material, cutting tools and the machining conditions, VERICUT Force generates the maximum reliable feed. Current users see it as one of the best tools in the world of machining in terms of effectiveness and usability. Gavin Powell, Technical Director at CGTech Ltd. comments on VERICUT Force in an interview.

What is Force?
Gavin Powell:
VERICUT Force is a physics-based NC program optimization software module that analyzes and optimizes cutting conditions throughout NC program operations.

Why use Force?
Gavin Powell:
It is by far the best optimization solution on the market. Force makes the most effective NC program for the given material, cutting tool, and machining conditions. The results are significant time savings, and improved cutting tool and machine life. Machining improvements are a balance between tool life and speed. Force optimization provides the flexibility to tip the scales to match your machining goals.
How can these benefits help my machine shop?
Gavin Powell:
The benefits of Force are endless - better cutting tool and machine utilization, as well as better utilization of the machinist’s time, so you can increase capacity without adding another machine and have greater confidence when running lights-out machining. There are also significant improvements in part to part and job to job consistency. All this ensures reduced cycle times, faster delivery and improved margins – ultimately making you more competitive.

How can I calculate my expected savings?
Gavin Powell:
Most users see a return on their investment in just 3-6 months. Some of our customers have paid for VERICUT Force on their first optimized project. We have a handy Force Calculator on our website so you can see for yourself exactly what Force could save you.

How does Force make my parts cut faster?
Gavin Powell:
VERICUT Force maximizes the chip thickness, keeps it constant, matches the cutting conditions to the cutting tools performance parameters all while protecting the cutting from excessive Force, feed rates, spindle power requirements.

Force Turning

How easy is Force to setup and use?
Gavin Powell:
Easier than any other type of NC program optimization process. User knowledge or software tests are not necessary. Force can optimize every material, on any machine tool, with any cutting tool, using any NC program – whether it’s newly created or old. We have successfully Force optimized many parts improving them further than had already been optimized by other methods.

Does Force overwrite the existing NC program
Gavin Powell:
No. it creates a separate file with a “.opti” extension. Force has a feature to display the original and opti. file side by side. With the Force graphs you can see things like cutting conditions, excessive forces, machining rates, power/torque, chip strength, material removal, tool deflections and feeds for the original and optimized program.

Force Aerospace Bracket V90a

CGTech will be demonstrating VERICUT Force at MACH between 20th – 24th April on stand 17-320. For more information visit: https://www.cgtech.co.uk/products/product-line/92-force.html

Published in Press Releases 2020

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