CGTech, publisher of VERICUT verification and simulation software, has partnered with Machining Cloud GmbH to ensure that users of VERICUT have access to complete and up-to-date cutting-tool data, enhancing the accuracy of their simulation and verification.
"Our industry is hungry for a solution to facilitate the flow of data - descriptive, usage and geometric information, and knowledge - from the cutting-tool manufacturers to their customers and their shop floors," says Chuck Mathews, cloud evangelist. "Machining Cloud represents a platform with a vision to provide single-source access to complete and up-to-date cutting-tool product data from all the leading cutting-tool manufacturers.
The cloud-computing technology that has dramatically changed the shape of industries such as music, television, news, social networking and many others is now materializing in the metalworking world with Machining Cloud."
VERICUT is used to detect CNC programming errors, as well as potential collisions and areas of inefficiency. CGTech is a proud partner to the world's CNC machining experts.
"Simulation speed is very important to our customers, but so is the amount of time spent preparing a simulation and its accurate representation of the physical process," says CGTech Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. "We continually look for new ways to reduce the time to setup VERICUT and ensure it correctly mimics the operations. Integrating with Machining Cloud will simplify the creation of cutting tools in VERICUT, with tool accuracy built directly from a tool supplier's CAD design. By collaborating with Machining Cloud partners, VERICUT will be able to intelligently and automatically create accurate tools for machining simulation - identifying the cutting and non-cutting portions of the tool assembly, as well as tool mounting locations and driven points."
Using the Machining Cloud tablet and desktop apps, users have access to a rich set of features, including Tool Selector, Tool Configurator, Tooling Packages / Jobs, Reporting, and Commerce.
Using its advanced search engine, the Machining Cloud Tool Selector eliminates the drudgery of searching through printed catalogues and websites to find the right tooling and associated data.
The Machining Cloud Tool Configurator automatically creates 3D tool-assemblies for download into CAM, simulation and other shop-floor apps. Through this partnership, a VERICUT Machining Cloud Connection will be developed to allow CGTech's users to directly download a Machining Cloud tooling package and use it within their VERICUT software with minimal effort.