Compatibility Vendors integrate software to support machine simulation
The combination can block mistakes from winding up on the shop floor.
Software firms Vero and CG-Tech have announced an integration that allows Surfcam CNC programs to be simulated and optimised with Vericut.
They said the change provides a direct link from Surfcam to Vericut for NC verification and machine simulation. By simulating g-codes on a computer without using the actual machine tool, Surfcam users can analyse final machine tool output before cutting parts to ensure high quality g-codes and top throughput, they explained.
The companies noted that the Surfcam/Vericut programming combination helps prevent programming errors from being forwarded to the shop floor, thus avoiding material scrap, machine tool damage and wasted time. They explained that recent machine tool advances and a rise in CNC machining complexity have made accurate simulation a requirement.