CGTech will introduce its Additive Manufacturing (AM) simulation capabilities at the RAPID + TCT Show, May 9 -11. VERICUT’s Additive module simulates both additive and traditional machining capabilities of hybrid CNC machines.
CGTech works with its customers and technology partners to solve AM challenges including: accurate laser cladding and material deposition, detecting collisions between the machine and additive part, and finding errors, voids, and misplaced material.
“Additive Manufacturing applications create new possibilities for manufacturers,” said Gene Granata, VERICUT Product Manager. “Adding this technology to VERICUT provides unique solutions that address the needs of our customers in the rapidly expanding AM market.”
Scheduled for release in early fall, VERICUT 8.1 adds the ability to identify potential problems that can occur when integrating additive methods. Simulation uses the same post-processed NC code used to drive the CNC machine. Users can virtually experiment with combining additive and metal removal processes to determine optimal safe hybrid machining production methods.
“This gives our customers a competitive edge to redefine current production technology,” said Granata. “VERICUT’s realistic simulation of the entire hybrid process enables customers to verify the part will be built correctly, without causing damage to the part, machine, or expensive laser equipment.”