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mmsonline.com September 2017 MMS 161 WESTEC 2017 September 12 - 14 SOFTWARE'S AM MODULE SIMULATES HYBRID MANUFACTURING PROCESSES CGTECH, BOOTH 1927 CGTech will demonstrate the newest version of its CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software, Vericut 8.1. The software includes an additive manufactur- ing module for hybrid CNC machines, which simulates both additive and traditional machin- ing pro c e s se s in a ny order to help identif y potential problems that can occur when integrat- ing additive methods. Users can also access history stored with Veri- cut's droplet technology, w h i c h c a n s ave p ro - grammers time in iden- tif ying the sources of e r r o r s . T h e m o d u l e checks laser cladding and material deposition, d e t e c t s c o l l i s i o n s between the machine a n d p a r t , a n d f i n d s errors, voids and mis- p l a c e d m ate r i a l. T h e software also simulates the postprocessed NC code that is used to drive the machine and ensures p r o p e r u s a g e o f A M f u n c t i o n s a n d l a s e r parameters for accuracy. V e r i c u t 8 .1 a l s o i n c l u d e s e n h a n c e d support for force opti- m i z a t i o n, w o r k p i e c e s e c ti o n i n g, X- c a l i p e r m e a s u r e m e n t t o o l , re p o r t te m p l ate, a n d grinding and dressing operations. CGTech, call 949-753-1050 or visit cgtech.com. PORTABLE COOLANT RECYCLING SYSTEM RUNS DURING MACHINING ERIEZ MANUFACTURING CO., BOOTH 2415 The Eriez SumpDoc is an all-in-one portable fluid recycling system designed to completely filter and rejuvenate metalworking fluids in a machine tool sump without interrupting production. The system enables shop personnel to position the unit alongside the machine tool sump and treat

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