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CGTech’s VERICUT Software to Simulate Thermwood LSAM’s Additive & Hybrid Machining

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Above: Thermwood LSAM system in operation/Image Credit: Thermwood Corporation

CGTech, makers of industry leading VERICUT simulation software, has partnered with Thermwood to simulate both the additive and subtractive machining capabilities of their LSAM machines.

LSAM is designed for large scale 3D 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. These 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 moulds for thermoset materials.

Above: VERICUT simulation of Thermwood LSAM/Image Credit: Thermwood Corporation

According to Dennis Palmer, Vice President of Sales at Thermwood, “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. VERICUT simulation software is an important tool to use with LSAM. It assures that the tool path is correct, eliminating the possibility of expensive mishaps.”

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Above: VERICUT’s Additive module simulates both additive 3D printing and traditional machining capabilities of hybrid CNC machines/Image Credit: Thermwood Corporation

VERICUT’s Additive module simulates both additive and traditional machining capabilities of hybrid CNC machines to verify that the full manufacturing process will work, and the finished part matches the intended engineered design. VERICUT simulates adding or cutting, in any sequence, making it the perfect solution for verification, simulation and optimization of Thermwood’s industrial LSAM machines.

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Above: VERICUT’s Additive and hybrid simulation software is a perfect match for the Thermwood’s LSAM/Image Credit: Thermwood Corporation

CGTech’s VERICUT Product Manager, 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.”

About CGTech: Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech was established in 1988. Its VERICUT® simulation software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimization, analysis, and additive manufacturing.

About Thermwood Corporation: 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 centres known as CNC routers.


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