AUG 27 CGTech automated drilling and fastening simulation

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 CGTech will be exhibiting at the AeroEngineering and Composites Engineering Show on stand 622, held at the Birmingham NEC from the 9 to 10 of November.

The stand will feature the latest versions of CGTech’s VERICUT software products for both machine tool simulation and automated fibre placement (AFP) programming and simulation. In addition, CGTech will present the first UK preview of a new product for programming and simulation of automated drilling and fastening machines.

Vericut Drilling & 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 product interfaces to leading CAD/CAM/PLM systems and is independent of the assembly machine manufacturer.

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 CAD/CAM and machine independent off-line NC programming software for AFP machines.

The company will also be exhibit version 7.1 of it’s market leading Vericut CNC machine simulation and optimisation software.

Vericut simulates all types of CNC machining, including aerospace processes, such as multi-axis milling, drilling and trimming of composite parts, waterjet cutting, robotic and mill/turn machining. 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.