CGTech celebrates 30-year milestone
CGTech, the developer of VERICUT® software, is proud to celebrate three decades of innovation and consistent growth. Headquartered in Irvine, California, with 10 wholly-owned subsidiaries and an extensive network of resellers to support customers worldwide, the company is releasing new CNC simulation and optimisation technologies faster than ever before.
“CGTech may have started 30 years ago, but we continue coming out with new products while enhancing our core capabilities,” says CGTech Ltd. managing director Tony Shrewsbury. “VERICUT development is driven by our customers’ needs, and we always encourage input from users and partners. We host nearly 50 free VERICUT user group meetings worldwide each year to gather valuable customer feedback.”
CGTech began when president Jon Prun recognised a need to verify NC tool path programs without wasting valuable CNC machining time on a prove-out part. VERICUT software was the world’s first widely available, productive method to test NC machine tool paths in an offline virtual reality environment. VERICUT revolutionised NC program verification by simulating material removal using a three-dimensional solid model.
VERICUT products are developed in-house by a large team of CGTech software engineers who have many years of experience in the mechanical CAD/CAM industry. Over time, enhancements have been added to support complex multi-axis kinematics, reduce machine tool cycle times, increase tool life, and simulate the additive capabilities of hybrid CNC machines. CGTech also develops several software products for companies utilising automated composite machinery, along with drilling and fastening machines used for airframe assembly.
The company has been on a hiring spree in recent years to keep up with the demands of its customers, which consists of thousands of companies in virtually every manufacturing industry and every major aerospace and automotive company. Direct offices are located in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Brazil, and Korea.
CGTech’s VERICUT software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimisation, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fibre-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has an extensive network of offices and resellers throughout the world.