What is in this article?:
- Emphasizing CAM Program Integration for CNC Manufacturing
- Integration with CAM Programming, Tooling
New Vericut 7.3 functions as the core of a manufacturing process
- Detects collisions, near-misses
- Widely accessible animations
- Link to cutting tool suppliers, tool management systems
Vericut Reviewer — now formatted for iPad — shows animations of CNC machining processes to machine tool operators, suppliers, customers, etc. It is a stand-alone viewer that requires no license, and can play forward and backward while removing and replacing material.
Vericut CNC version 7.3 will be among the featured products for CGTech at the 2014 International Machine Tool Show, with its multiple functionalities for machine simulation, verification, and optimization of all types of CNC machining — including drilling and trimming of composite parts, water jet, riveting, robots, mill/turn, and parallel kinematic/hexapods. It operates independently, but it also may be integrated with many of the most prominent CAM systems.
A common feature of all recent releases of Vericut CNC software has been a focus on full integration with the CAD/CAM and machine tool industry. As a result Vericut is now at the core of CNC manufacturing across most important industrial sectors, including aerospace, defense, oil-and-gas, power generation, motorsports, automaking/transportation, medical devices and implants, as well as general precision and heavy engineering.
Machine simulation with Vericut detects collisions and near-misses between all machine tool components, such as axis slides, heads, turrets, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, fixtures, workpieces, cutting tools, and other user-defined objects.
Also, users can set up ‘near-miss zones’ around the components to check for close calls, and detect over-travel errors. Machine movements can even be simulated while stepping or playing backwards in Vericut’s Review Mode.
With Vericut Reviewer, machine tool operators, suppliers, customers, and other production engineers can view animations of the CNC machining process. It is a stand-alone viewer that does not use a license that can play forward and backward while removing and replacing material. For the first time, Reviewer files also operate on an iPad — an application that will be demonstrated at IMTS for the first time.