VERICUT DRILLING AND FASTENING PROGRAMMING AND SIMULATION
VERICUT Drilling and Fastening is a new software application for simulating and programming auto-drilling and fastening machines. These machines are used to assemble large aero-structures and it is essential to avoid programming errors and collisions at such a late stage in the aircraft manufacturing process. VERICUT allows the user to programme drilling and fastener assembly operations in a virtual machine tool environment and provides simulation to check for a variety of potentially disastrous error conditions. Like all VERICUT software the new module interfaces to leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems and is independent of the assembly machine manufacturer.
VERICUT COMPOSITES APPLICATIONS
Throughout the show, CGTech will be demonstrating VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT composite Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS).
There will be demonstrations of projects that highlight the implementation and use of machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP machines. Current customer projects to be highlighted include: a large one-piece fuselage barrel on an Electroimpact multi-machine AFP fabrication cell; a U-channel structure on a 7-axis mTorres AFP machine; and aircraft skin panels and experiments using an AFP head mounted on a 6-axis robot.
VERICUT MACHINE TOOL SIMULATION
CGTech will also be previewing version 7.2 of it’s market leading VERICUT CNC machine simulation and optimization software. VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machining, including aerospace processes such as multi axis milling, drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet cutting, robotic and mill/turn machining. VERICUT is used to simulate CNC machine Tools from all leading brands including Makino, Starrag Heckert, Heller, Matsuura, Mori Seiki-DMG and Yamazaki Mazak.
VERICUT runs standalone, but can also be integrated with leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems including Dassault Systemes Catia, Siemens NX, PTC, Delcam PowerMill and Open Mind Hypermill.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimisation and analysis software technology. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining. With offices worldwide, including UK, France, Germany and Italy VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities and government agencies.
For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.com
For CGTech Ltd in the UK call +44 (0)1273 773538 or email email@example.com
EDITOR’S NOTE: Two images:
Brotje_12.jpg - shows the new VERICUT Drilling and Fastening product during an airframe assembly operation
Mtorres-closeup-vcs.jpg – shows VERICUT Composites Simulation (VCS) of composite layup of a U tube component on an mTorres AFP Machine