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OMIC R&D Publishes White Paper on CGTech’s Force Optimization

Irvine, California – The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, Research and Development (OMIC R&D) has published a review of CGTech’s VERICUT Force Module. The Project was designed to offer an unbiased review and evaluation of VERICUT Force for OMIC R&D members from an experienced user of the software.

CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software technology for manufacturing. CGTech’s VERICUT software is the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT + Force provides an integrated simulation-optimization solution that can significantly reduce machining times, and improve cutting tool and machine life.

“Force from CGTech is one of the most exciting new tools for predicative processes control I have utilized,” said Joshua Koch, Operations Lead at OMIC R&D and author of the white paper. “Having been in the industry for over a decade and programming for half of that, it’s easy to see how the Force workbench is leading the way in predicative and optimization systems for manufacturing. The system changes the fundamental approach to NC program creation, reducing failure potentials while optimizing toolpath. I am excited to show manufacturers the potential for savings that exists in their NC programs.”

OMIC R&D is the fifteenth such research center established with Boeing leadership worldwide, and the first Boeing has sponsored in the United States. Its mission is to bring together manufacturing companies and higher education in an innovation environment where “outside-in” applied research with faculty and university students solves real problems for advanced manufacturers while training the next generation of engineers and technologists.

The Project was designed to test how Force could improve productivity and reduce costs for machining parts in Mill-Turn applications. The testing concluded that VERICUT Force can reduce cycle times and avoid premature tool wear/chipping after an NC program has been proven out. Using a previously programmed and already highly optimized Aerospace component, Force optimization demonstrated additional cycle time reduction of 17% over the original program.

“The growth of OMIC R&D to include a great number of industry-leading companies, has provided a unique opportunity to collaborate in a non-competitive environment. The value of this type of collaboration is demonstrated through research projects such as this one, that provide leading edge answers to difficult industrial problems.” – Boeing

“CGTech is proud to be an OMIC R&D partner,” says Jon Prun, CGTech President. “Educating students and manufacturers about the benefits of VERICUT Force is just one of the ways that CGTech is working with the industry to help solve manufacturing challenges, and adapt to rapidly evolving technologies.”

CGTech is one of over 30 industry and university members participating with the OMIC R&D Scappoose facility.