CGTech, the developer of VERICUT software, is celebrating a quarter-century of leading the development of numerical control (NC) program simulation and analysis software. Flourishing through an era when software companies came and went, CGTech has achieved 25 years of innovation and steady growth.
CGTech began when Jon Prun, the company’s founder and president, recognized a need to verify NC tool path programs without wasting valuable CNC machining time on a prove-out part. CGTech then created VERICUT software: the world’s first widely available, productive method to test NC machine tool paths, without using a machine tool. VERICUT revolutionized NC program verification by simulating material removal using a three-dimensional solid model.
“We would not be in a position to celebrate 25 years of business without the loyal support of all those who use VERICUT,” says Prun. “VERICUT development is driven by our customers’ needs, and we always welcome feedback from users and partners. It is the reason we host nearly 40 free VERICUT user group meetings each year.”
Since its initial release, VERICUT has been constantly enhanced in-house by a large team of CGTech software engineers who have many years of experience in the mechanical CAD/CAM industry. In addition to regular enhancements to its core algorithms, products have been added to optimize feed rates and simulate the kinematics of complex multi-axis and multi-spindle CNC machine tools. CGTech has also recently released new products for companies utilizing automated composite machinery, and drilling and fastening machines.
CGTech has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, and its customer list consists of thousands of companies in virtually every manufacturing industry, including every major aerospace and automotive company. Wholly-owned subsidiary companies have been founded in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, India, and Brazil to directly support customers, resellers, and partners worldwide.