Why is simulation software integral?

Sophisticated manufacturing technologies, systems and programmes are increasingly being relied on by manufacturers to increase efficiency and reduce costs, with simulation software becoming more and more essential.

Simulating and verifying manufacturing operations gives manufacturers a more detailed understanding of processes before production starts. It has become such an integral part of the workshop that many consider simulation software almost as important as the actual machines themselves.

VERICUT CNC simulation, verification and optimization software helps to eliminate the process of manually proving-out NC programs. By pre-empting any potential errors and eliminating manufacturing flaws, VERICUT reduces scrap, loss and rework and minimizes the possibility of machine tool crashes, thereby avoiding costly downtime and delays.

Gavin Powell, Technical Director at CGTech Ltd said: “NC simulation on a digital twin CNC machine is the only way to get a clear picture. Machining and tooling itself has become more advanced and the best way to ensure that tooling and machines work effectively is to use realistic simulation to test out programmes before the actual work takes place. VERICUT is the virtual machine on your desk as it understands the machine’s moving parts and how they work with the toolpath. This then helps the software to identify where any potential issues, damages or hold ups may occur before they actually do.”

More recent advances in the software allow uses to apply optimal cutting conditions and machine capabilities to increase efficiency.

Powell continues, “The demand to produce better quality parts, faster is increasing and so efficiency must also increase. VERICUT Force optimizes NC codes and the processes used to create them in order to accelerate cutting, maximize tool life and produce a higher quality surface finish.”

The soon to be released 9.0 version of VERICUT gives users an advanced graphical view of cutting processes and machines as well as a new restart function. Force users will benefit from better-optimized machining and improved Force chart interactions. Customers on a maintenance package with CGTech will be the first to benefit from the update as well as continuing to receive ongoing access to local technical support teams via web, telephone and onsite assistance.

For more information about VERICUT by CGTech visit www.cgtech.co.uk
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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.