CGTech's VERICUT 9.1 raises the bar for simulation in CNC machining

A new “Additive” Default Machining Type enables VERICUT to make the best use of system resources to improve additive simulation performance, which is especially helpful for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
CGTech's VERICUT 9.1 raises the bar for simulation in CNC machining
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The California (USA) based CGTech Inc has released the latest version of VERICUT, a software program used for simulating CNC machining. The new VERICUT 9.1 features streamlined optimization controls, new visibility control features, an enhanced X-Caliper, etc. VERICUT 9.1 runs on 64 bit Windows, and is supported on Windows 7 and Windows 10 computers. Some of the benefits of VERICUT 9.1 are given below.

Force optimization enhancements: Faster, easier analysis and optimization setup with new Force “Learn” Mode and Force Charts enhancements. Learn mode introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI) for optimisation; VERICUT learns from cutting while you simulate, automatically sets up tools for optimizing, and can auto-optimize the NC programs after learning. Using Learn mode, almost anyone can create highly optimized NC programs from existing programs that already run in the shop! Optimization for multi-channel machines allows you to optimise NC code that runs on all channels at once, or selected channels.

Multi-tool station support: More robust support for tools arranged on Multi-tool Stations, including support for tap tools and “dead” (non-spinning) drills. VERICUT provides error notifications for motions that are not along the tool’s axis such as lateral tool motions, and when tap feed rates and spindle RPM will not produce the desired threads.

Annotated images: Capture informative images with clear instructions that describe the Setup Plan for the machine. Create Inspection Plans with dimensions, notes and tolerances for checking parts at various stages of machining. Annotated images clarify what the machine setup should be and what to expect when running the part program to ensure the finished part matches the intended design.

Additive enhancements: Simulate Additive Manufacturing processes without the need for a starting stock model. Build nested additive parts and assemble them into “bonded” parts, or move them independently into subsequent setups for machining. A new “Additive” Default Machining Type enables VERICUT to make the best use of system resources to improve additive simulation performance, which is especially helpful for Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) and Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) parts.

Shank separation: Mill and hole making tools in VERICUT have greater control over describing the non-cutting “shank” portion of a tool assembly. Defining shanks as separate objects from the holder and the cutter enables programmers to see where the non-cutting portions of the tool are relative to the stock workpiece, and allows more discrete control over near miss and collision detection properties and tolerances.

Component/model visibility: Quickly see unobstructed views of the cutting process and gain better access to the part by removing objects with “Invisible” and “Disable” actions. “Invisible” hides objects (components or models) from view, but they still exist in the simulation for collision detection. “Disabled” omits the object from simulation by hiding it from view and ignoring it for collision detection.

Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. It is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies in more than 55 countries. VERICUT enables you to reduce or eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. It reduces scrap loss and rework. The program also optimizes NC programs in order to both save time and produce higher quality surface finish.

VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as Mazak, Makino, DMG/Mori Seiki, Okuma, etc. VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with all leading CAM systems.

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