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CGTech and Thermwood to Demonstrate Simulation of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Machines at RAPID + TCT


    Contact: Virginia Steverson

Thermwood_LSAM-Boat_hull2Irvine, CA – At RAPID + TCT 2020, CGTech and Thermwood will demonstrate simulation capabilities of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machines. CGTech will be demonstrating its industry leading VERICUT software for Additive Manufacturing applications, including LSAM machines in booth #1507. Thermwood will be in booth #2432 featuring the capabilities of their LSAM Dual Gantry and Moving Table (MT) machines.

LSAM is a new technology for large scale 3-D printing of thermoplastic polymers. Thermwood’s LSAM machines utilize unique patented technology to produce the highest quality thermoplastic polymer printed structures available. The machines feature both additive and subtractive heads to accommodate printing and trimming of large scale “near net shape” parts on the same machine. Thermwood’s LSAM machines are available in Dual Gantry and Moving Table models, in a variety of sizes. Both systems can process high temperature polymers which are ideal for autoclave capable tooling or compression molds for thermoset materials.

"We have over 55 patented features (and over a dozen more pending) that set the LSAM apart from any other large scale additive system available today. Features like our chilled roller wheel, vertical layer printing system and LSAM Print 3D software make us the clear leader in large scale additive manufacturing,” says Dennis Palmer, Vice President of Sales at Thermwood. "VERICUT is an important tool to use with LSAM. It assures that the tool path is correct, eliminating the possibility of expensive mishaps."

VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes to verify that the finished part matches the intended engineered design. With VERICUT, NC programmers and operators see exactly how machines behave, including any unexpected motions, incorrectly used additive or machining functions, or potential machine crashes- before they can occur on the real machine. VERICUT provides the most comprehensive additive verification available, and optimizes machining for faster, better parts. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.

CGTech’s VERICUT Product Manger, Gene Granata, says “CGTech is thrilled to be working closely with the Thermwood team to provide the highest degree of simulation possible for their large scale additive machines. VERICUT’s Additive and hybrid simulation software is a perfect match for the LSAM’s highly versatile and capable environment."

To learn more about the partnership and see an LSAM simulation in action, click here.


About CGTech
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimization, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-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 offices worldwide. For more information: visit the CGTech website at cgtech.com, call (949) 753-1050, or email info@cgtech.com.

About Thermwood
Thermwood is a US based, multinational, diversified CNC machinery manufacturer that markets its products and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood is the oldest manufacturer of highly flexible 3 & 5 axis high-speed machining centers known as CNC routers. Thermwood has also become the technology and market leader in large scale additive manufacturing systems for thermoplastic composite molds, tooling, patterns and parts with its line of LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines. Visit www.thermwood.com to learn more.

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