IRVINE, CA, July 17, 2017 – CGTech, creator of VERICUT and MachiningCloud jointly announce a VERICUT enhancement in MachiningCloud whereby VERICUT customers can import cutting parameters from cutting tool manufacturers from within MachiningCloud directly into VERICUT.
VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software detects CNC programming errors as well as potential collisions from the same NC code that drives the CNC machine. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for world-leading cutting tool manufacturers, CNC machines and workholding.
After defining a tooling package on the MachiningCloud and directly downloading all the tool assemblies within the package into VERICUT, customers can now obtain the cutting parameters of the tool to verify that the tool was programmed correctly.
The process is simple: 1) Build a MachiningCloud job containing your tool assemblies; 2) Export the job downloading it to your local computer; 3) from within VERICUT click once to import all the tools from the job. In this step, 3D geometry representing the cutting tool assembly is imported into VERICUT along with the cutting parameters for that tool; 4) Simulate using your tool assemblies just created in the MachiningCloud.
“This enhancement in the VERICUT MachiningCloud connection will further help the simulation process by bringing the cutting tool manufacturers knowledge into VERICUT,” says Christophe Rogazy, director of product management for MachiningCloud.
“The importing of the tool’s cutting parameters with the 3D tool geometry into VERICUT will allow the user to take advantage of other verification checks our software offers to further improve their programs. These tool cutting parameters can also be used in VERICUT’s Force and OptiPath modules to better optimize the CNC program,” said Jeff Voegele, VERICUT product specialist, CGTech.
MachiningCloud is dedicated to leading a digital shift within the discrete manufacturing industry to deliver a new level of operational efficiency. Cloud-based applications, resources, services, knowledge, and digital product data from the world’s leading manufacturers of cutting tools, machine tools, workholding and specialty products are providing efficiency improvements by facilitating the flow of data to and from today’s data intensive shop-floor.
For cutting tool manufacturer’s and their customers, the MachiningCloud app is an Industry 4.0 solution delivering up-to-date cutting tool manufacturers’ product knowledge and data, fast-tracking cutting tool selection, CNC programming, simulation and shop floor operations. By providing data from the world’s leading suppliers, MachiningCloud eliminates the hassles of searching through printed catalogs, telephone calls and multiple websites to find optimal tooling, while also removing the burden of manually typing tooling data into CAD/CAM software.
For more information about MachiningCloud, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions, please visit www.machiningcloud.com.
CGTech’s VERICUT software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimization, 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 offices worldwide.
For more information, visit the CGTech website at cgtech.com.