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At MACH 2018, the latest version of VERICUT, V8.1, will be featured by CGTech (Stand H17-626). VERICUT is the world’s leading independent machine simulation, verification and optimisation software, simulating all types of CNC machining, including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robots, mill/turn and multi-axis machine tools. It operates independently but can also be integrated with leading CAD/CAM systems to provide a seamless link between the conceptual and the deliverable.
A key focus for the exhibition will be the time savings that can be achieved using the comprehensive capabilities of VERICUT.
The first area that VERICUT focuses on is avoiding collisions, scrap parts and broken tools. Machine simulation within VERICUT detects collisions and near-misses between all machine tool components such as axis slides, heads, turrets, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, fixtures, workpieces, cutting tools, and other user-defined objects. Setting up ‘near-miss zones’ around the components to check for close calls, and detect over-travel errors.
With machines modelled in a virtual world, VERICUT can speed the implementation of new CNC onto the shopfloor. As the software version of any machine tool identically reflects the static and dynamic attributes of the actual machine, any company can virtually operate any machine before it is installed. For many machine shops any capacity shortage is a serious issue. Here, VERICUT again delivers in two important ways. The first involves the relocation of any prove-outs for new parts away from the actual machine into the VERICUT virtual world. The second is the optimisation of the post processed CAM program to remove any inefficiencies.
Of course, VERICUT also optimises the CAM program to modify feed rates to make the tool path faster and more efficient, ensuring any parts are machined safely and in the least amount of time. This capability has recently been enhanced with the introduction of the new Force module.
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Ben Hayes – Sales Manager, CWST
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