CGTech Celebrates 35th Anniversary
CGTech, developer of VERICUT CNC machine simulation software, is proud to celebrate 35 years of growth and innovation in CNC simulation and optimisation in 2023.
“Whether it’s milling, turning, mill-turning or any other CNC-machining, VERICUT® is the industry standard to simulate CNC machines, as well as optimise and verify NC programs,” says Margaret Schmitt, President of CGTech.
“For 35 years, CGTech’s technology leadership and experienced team have helped VERICUT evolve together with our customer base. CGTech’s solutions are deeply entrenched in the aerospace industry’s history, and adopted today across industries ranging from oil and gas to Formula 1 racing. People are at the heart of CGTech’s success and have made it what it is today: an innovative software company driven by team spirit and customer care.”
CGTech was founded by Jon Prun in 1988, when he recognised the need to verify NC tool path programs without taking valuable machining time to prove-out a part. VERICUT was the first widely available method to test machine tool paths in a virtual environment. The software has grown to be the leader in the NC program verification space and has since expanded its original capabilities to include physics-based optimisation with its Force module, composites programming and simulation, as well as additive and hybrid processes.
VERICUT is 100% developed in-house by software engineers and leaders experienced in manufacturing and the CAD/CAM space. Improvements are made with each release to support complex multi-axis kinematics, further reduce cycle times, increase tool life, and further optimize the simulation. New features are also continuously being developed, including live CNC machine monitoring features, tool performance optimisation, and more.
“In my 30+ years with CGTech it has been amazing to see this company grow globally, to satisfy even the most demanding NC manufacturing needs. I’m so proud to be part of the abundantly knowledgeable and creative staff at CGTech,” says Gene Granata, Director of Product Management. “Together, we truly enjoy applying our collective experience supporting our valued customers, helping them be more competitive and create parts as efficiently and safely as possible.”
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech has offices are located in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Brazil, and Korea to support customers located around the globe in virtually every manufacturing industry. CGTech hosts local VERICUT User Exchange (VUE) meetings annually across the globe to connect with customers to support their growth and needs.
“VERICUT protects our machines from damage due to collisions and gives both the programmer and the machine operator a feeling of safety in their daily work,” says Werner G., CAM System Consultant and MAN Energy Solutions. “[VERICUT] reduces strain on resources on the shop floor through shorter run times and less machine downtime. Wishing CGTech all the best for the 35th anniversary. Keep it up!”
CGTech is committed to strengthening its offers in verification and optimisation, as well extending upstream to post-processing through the recent addition of ICAM Technologies Corporation to Sandvik, and downstream to connectivity using real-world machining data and performance.
CGTech is thankful for the continued support of its customers, from those who have just purchased the software to those who have been using VERICUT since its first version. The company will continue to build its value proposition for customers across the digital manufacturing workflow.