The three VUE 2021
(Vericut Users’ Exchange) events held during September 2021 attracted over 60 people from leading UK advanced manufacturing and technology companies. The events kicked-off at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, followed by Aerospace Bristol and the Nikken Innovation Centre Europe in Rotherham.
The technical staff from CGTech
used the event to provide customers with a feature review of the enhancements made in the latest release of Vericut — Version 9.2.
Attendees were welcomed by Gavin Powell, CGTech UK’s technical director. He said: “Vericut remains the world’s most advanced independent CNC machine tool simulation and optimisation software, and with the major features of this new release users gain even more protection and opportunities for productivity and efficiency gains.
“Version 9.2 includes: ‘Collision and performance’ improvements; new ‘Graphs’ and ‘Tool Use’ windows that provide visual data in an easy-to-use format; enhanced support for hole-making tools; annotation and section for cutting tools; new cutter types; user-driven changes to improve multi-tool stations; as well as Force and Additive enhancements.”
Steve Shotbolt, CGTech’s international sales engineer, presented Force enhancements and success stories highlighting how time, machine and cutting tool savings all added up to provide substantial business benefits.
“The fundamental problem we are solving with Vericut Force optimisation is that CAM systems focus on feed rate, not chip thickness. The sequence for optimal cutting is to maximise the chip thickness matched to the tool, keep the chip thickness consistent and avoid excesses.
“There are a number of key elements that make Force even better in the latest version of Vericut, including using the cutting tools ‘Max Deflection’ as a limit, building on the previous limits of chip thickness, force applied to the cutter and spindle power.
The Force Material Catalogue Data can now filter by material ISO code, or characteristics. It can adjust turning operations for interrupted cuts, and a powerful ‘Learn From Results’ function allows users to ‘Save As’ for optimisation settings.”
For Vericut users that were unable to attend the live events, CGTech has scheduled a virtual event for 17 and 18 November. Online registration is now open at the website (www.cgtech.co.uk/company/vue.html