Vericut CNC Simulation Software v. 8.2Click image to enlarge

CGTech has announced the latest release of Vericut CNC Simulation Software, Version 8.2.

The focus of Vericut 8.2 has been to provide convenience features to improve simulation visibility, speed workflow, and streamline the verification process.
Vericut detects collisions, close calls and detects over-travel errors. Machine movements can be simulated while stepping or playing backwards in Vericut ‘s Review Mode.
Vericut Version 8.2 has new features such as a Right-Mouse-Button Ribbon that enables one-click access to favourite functions and provides access to external applications that programmers find useful. The configurable Heads-Up Display (HUD) improves simulation monitoring and visibility by showing the NC program, or machining and cutting status information, overlaid on top of Vericut’s graphical views. HUD provides constant access to important details about the machining process, while keeping simulation views as large as possible for optimal viewing. NC Program Alert symbols and colours highlight errors and warnings found in NC programs, making it faster and easier to identify problem sources.
Force is a physics based NC program optimization module that analyzes and optimizes cutting conditions to achieve ideal chip thicknesses, while managing the cutting forces and spindle power required. Vericut 8.2 adds Force Turning to optimize lathe turning, and mill turn operations, when combined with Force Milling. Force Turning enables users to create NC programs for cutting inside/outside diameters, shoulders as well as in corners and tight spaces without excessive cutting forces or high spindle power demands.
Vericut 8.2 detects many common error conditions programmers face when creating parts additively. Additive material can be applied “as programmed” via the additive path, or projected to the part surface for a more “natural” deposition behaviour. With projection, material build rates vary based on changes in bead overlap, acute corner motions, and starting/stopping at the same location – all of which can cause unpredictable material buildup. Users can verify that laser focal distance stays within the tolerance range required for proper cladding, and that excessive material “overhang” conditions do not exist, which can lead to improper adherence. Warnings are given for non-conforming additive conditions to help programmers determine when additive strategies are likely to fail, or when it may be beneficial to make a milling cut.

Factory operations and machining control software

Okuma America Corp. has released Connect Plan, a software-based system for collecting and measuring data to adjust processes for increased productivity.

End mill with unique torque key for trouble-free milling

Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroMill 390, a new end mill with size 07 inserts that features a unique torque key for trouble-free milling, according to the company.

Positive locking tooling

Walter’s W-1011-P/WL25 Copy Turn system features a unique Walter-Lock (WL) positive locking technology that supports the inserts very close to the cutting zone, leading to reduced vibrations, high stability and highly improved tool life in profiling operations.

BIG Kaiser's Smart Damper for turning

As part of a growing offering of turning solutions unveiled at IMTS 2016, BIG Kaiser has released the Smart Damper boring bar for lathe applications.

Nozzles boost laser cutting speed up to 100%

TRUMPF has introduced the Highspeed and Highspeed Eco, newly designed nozzles that boost the feed rate by up to 100 per cent for solid state laser machines that employ fusion cutting with nitrogen.

Handheld core drilling for all hole applications

Fein has developed a new version of its KBH system, the KBH 25 handheld metal core drilling tool, which includes two new models. Steel and metal builders can handle holes up to 25 mm (1 in.) diameter quickly and economically even in nonmagnetic metals and difficult-to-reach spots.

Build your own MIG gun

Bernard has inroduced the BTB (Best of the Best) MIG guns that allow users to build their own MIG gun by choosing from an expanded list of the best features from the company's legacy Q-Gun, S-Gun and T-Gun.

Portable air plasma, internal compressor in one

Powermax30 Air is a new portable air plasma system and internal compressor in one from Hypertherm.

LMT launches new product lineup

LMT Onsrud has launched and significantly expanded its offerings in seven key product series.

Dynamic measurement of cylindrical parts

Mahr Federal has developed a customized RPM gauge for the dynamic measurement of cylindrical parts such as commutator shafts, turbocharger turbine shafts, and other precision shafts in electric motors. The gage incorporates precision Vees and adjustable end-stops to support the shaft and define its axial position, and a motion belt to rotate the shaft at up to 20 rpm.

Field notes: Amada FOM113015NT

End User: ABF Custom Manufacturing Ltd.

As a one-stop manufacturing shop—fabricating, stamping, welding and machining—ABF Custom Manufacturing Ltd., Mississauga, ON, recognizes the need to invest in technologies to remain competitive.

Extended force range for electronic weld head system

Amada Miyachi America has announced an update to its Series 320 Electronic Weld Head System. 

High pressure coolant for thread turning

Seco Tools has introduced Jetstream Tooling high pressure coolant technology for threading shank holders.

Cordless and corded brushless grinders

DEWALT has introduced a total of 15 new cordless and corded brushless grinders.

Wire feeder for mobile use in harsh environments

Fronius has expanded its Case wire feeder range for mobile use in harsh environments.

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