Irvine, Calif. – CGTech, the developer of VERICUT software, and Makino Milling Machine Co. Ltd., a leader in CNC machine tools technology, have renewed their strategic corporate partnership to better serve the mutual customer base of the two companies. Makino and CGTech have worked together for more than 30 years to provide leading edge solutions to manufacturers around the globe.
Since 1988, VERICUT has been simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables NC programmers to reduce prove-outs, virtually eliminate errors, and optimize NC programs for faster, more efficient machining, according to CGTech.
Makino has built machine tools and machining solutions for more than 80 years.
“We are excited about this ongoing partnership,” says CGTech President Jon Prun. “Manufacturers who buy Makino machines have invested in world-leading machinery. Our aim is to offer a software solution designed to help purchasers of Makino machines get up and running quickly, while protecting their investment in the long term.”
“Simulation software is very important for our business and machines,” said Makino President Shinichi Inoue. “Makino uses VERICUT in simulations, and maintains an indispensable cooperative relationship with CGTech to help promote advancements to digital twins in the future. As a Japanese company and as a global manufacturer, we thank CGTech for their great cooperation and look forward to deepening our cooperative relationship with them."
According to the companies, the partnership provides peace-of-mind to Makino machine tool owners, allowing them to protect their machine investment with VERICUT’s simulation capabilities. Utilizing VERICUT digital twins of Makino machines to verify the accuracy and quality of NC programs ensures that users’ NC programs will perform on even the most complicated machines, as intended, with the most accurate collision-detection available. Inefficient motion or programming errors that could potentially ruin a part, damage the fixture, or break the cutting tool can be corrected before the program is run on the machine tool itself.