August 5, 2022
CGTech has released its composites applications, VERICUT Composites Programming (VCP) and VERICUT Composites Simulation (VCS). Improvements made to the latest versions of VCP and VCS enhance core software features for composites manufacturing.
Launching alongside VERICUT 9.3, VCP and VCS feature improvements to simulation graphics and ease of use such as adjusting the rendering of form edges, importing form surfaces, creating and saving custom views, and more. Improvements have also been made to algorithms such as form offset linking, advanced path generation and advanced rosette systems.
VERICUT Composites Applications stands separately from VERICUT, CGTech’s simulation, verification and optimization software. VCP reads CAD surfaces and ply boundary information and adds material to fill the plies according to user-specified manufacturing standards and requirements. These layup paths are linked together to form specific layup sequences and output as NC programs for automated layup machines.
VCS simulates work environments for automated composites manufacturing, simulating the sequence of NC programs on a virtual machine, including head changes, probing, knife cutting and more. The simulated material applied to the virtual form can be measured and inspected for stack thickness, ply offset, ply angle and other specifications to ensure the NC program follows manufacturing standards and requirements.