Gear Technology Magazine

CGTech Developing NC Programs for 20 Years

June 2, 2008

With two decades of business and growth under its belt, CGTech, a developer of NC program simulation and analysis software, celebrates 20 years of business. The Irvine, California-based company began in 1988 with the introduction of Vericut software, developed by CGTech’s founder and president, Jon Prun. The software responded to the need for NC tool path program verification that didn’t waste CNC machining time on a prove-out part. Vericut provides a method to test NC tool paths without using a machine tool. The software uses an algorithm designed for desktop computers that simulates material removal with a 3D solid model.


“CGTech has a proven track record of success in advanced machine simulation technology, which Remmele Engineering Inc. relies on for efficient and accurate machining results,” says Mark Conley, CAM/EDI Center manager for CGTech customer Remmele Engineering. “Their support of our technical needs for complex machining has been outstanding.”


Vericut continues to be upgraded since its initial creation, so it can now simulate the kinematics of complex multi-axis and multi-spindle CNC machine tools. The software is entirely developed in-house by CGTech software engineers with many years of experience in the industry. CGTech’s customers include thousands of companies in all sectors of the manufacturing industry, including major aerospace and automotive companies, according to the company’s press release.


“We wouldn’t be in position to celebrate our 20th without the loyal support of all those who use Vericut,” Prun says. “Vericut development has always been driven by our customers’ needs, and we always welcome feedback from users.”