Vericut Composite Programming

VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) reads CAD surfaces and ply boundary information and adds material to fill the plies according to user-specified manufacturing standards and requirements. Layup paths are then linked together to form specific layup sequences and output as NC programs for the automated layup machine.

VERICUT Fiber Placement Programming Process:

Reads CATIA V5, STEP, or ACIS surface models

  • Other model formats available upon request

Reads FiberSIM, CATIA V5 or external ply geometry and information

  • Boundary geometry
  • Ply direction
  • Start points

Generates layup paths based on manufacturing engineering rules

  • Rosette projection at specified angles
  • Parallel to guiding curve
  • Following the natural path of the form’s surface
  • Add thickness to form for subsequent sequences

Links paths to create form layup sequences

  • Automatically and manually link paths based on shortest distance and form’s topology
  • Insert machine-specific commands and actions
  • Insert safe start and restart events

Post-processes linked paths

  • Output per machine requirements
  • Configurable machine-specific events
  • Output safe start and restart sequences