Additive Manufacturing Simulation Offers Virtual Experimentation

CGTech says that Vericut 8.1, which will be available early in the fall, adds the ability to identify potential problems that can occur when integrating additive methods.

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CGTech offers additive manufacturing (AM) simulation capabilities in Vericut. The additive module of Vericut 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, collision detection between the machine and additive part, and the discovery of errors, voids and misplaced material.

CGTech says that Vericut 8.1, which will be available early in the fall, adds the ability to identify potential problems that can occur when integrating additive methods. The simulation uses the same post-processed NC code that is 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.

CGTech says that Vericut’s model of the hybrid process assures customers that parts will be developed correctly without incurring damage to the part, the machine that builds it, or to the laser equipment. 

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