Virtual Machining and Additive Manufacturing Simulation 526
Virtual Machining and Additive Manufacturing Simulation
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Cost: SME Members & Guests: Free 

5:30 PM — Arrival, professional networking and meal 
6:00 PM —Presentation  
7:00 PM — Questions and Answers 
7:30 PM — Chapter Committee Meeting  
Join us for Wednesday evening, March 13th at Oakland Community College a discussion on: 

In this month’s presentation, Mark Benedetti from CG Tech will focus on the CNC machine simulation for detecting errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency using the VERICUT software. This software has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining. It can evaluate 2, 3, 4 & 5-axis positioning/indexing motions. The Multi-Axis module evaluates material removal during continuous four and five axis milling, drilling, turning, and combination mill/turn operations. The verification module makes detecting program mistakes and verifying part accuracy easy. It provides CNC Control Emulation and G-code support (it accurately emulates CNC control logic).  
VERICUT simulates all types of CNC machine tools, including those from leading manufacturers such as Mazak, Makino, DMG / Mori Seiki, Okuma, etc. It runs standalone, but can also be integrated with all leading CAM systems.  
Today’s NC machine tools process complex NC programs. VERICUT is an excellent tool when using multi-axis machines, complex NC code, and/or advanced programming techniques. The Verification module enables you to view and analyze the geometry of the cut part. It is a true knowledge-based machining system: through the simulation process, it learns the exact depth, width, and angle of each cut. And it knows exactly how much material is removed by each cut segment. With that knowledge, Opti-Path divides the motion into smaller segments. Where necessary, based on the amount of material removed in each segment, it assigns the best feed rate for each cutting condition encountered. It then outputs a new tool path, identical to the original but with improved feed rates. It does not alter the trajectory. The force module is a physics-based NC Program Optimization software module that analyzes and optimizes cutting conditions throughout CNC Program operations. The force makes the most effective NC program for the given material, cutting tool, and machining conditions. The result is significant time savings, and improved cutting tool and machine life. 
VERICUT’s Additive module simulates both additive and traditional machining (milling or turning) capabilities of new hybrid CNC machines. The Additive module provides CNC machine simulation for accurate laser cladding and material deposition. VERICUT reads the laser parameters, controls laser wattage, flow of carrier gas, and metallic powder specific to each job/material type. It also detects collisions between the machine and additive part with its collision checking extended to cover additive parts as they are being built, and expensive hybrid machine laser equipment. This provides the ability to gauge potential problems beforehand. Visualize realistic appearance of material deposition for additive laser sintering and it simulates G-code programs for hybrid machines. 

Mark Benedetti has been with CG Tech for 25 years and as a Sales Engineer working in a variety of NC fields such as machining and some composites. He is the Global Account Manager here at CG Tech for GE, NASA, and GM. 
CG Tech started in 1988 and we are by far the dominant player in NC simulation and additive. 

Please see the attached flyer for event information as well as chapter updates.
Date & Time
Wednesday March 13th, 2019 5:30pm EDT
End Date & Time
Wednesday March 13th, 2019 7:30pm EDT
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Rd
Bldg. T
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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Date & Time: 03/13/2019 05:30:00 PM EDT