Hexagon NCSimul Software Creates Digital Twin

The NCSimul simulation software from Hexagon is said to be especially useful to aerospace manufacturers because of its “digital twin” process.


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The NCSimul simulation software from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is said to be especially useful to aerospace manufacturers because of its “digital twin” process that meets customer demands for higher production rates and product quality.

This software works with ISO NC machining codes to simulate, verify and optimize machining programs based on specific parts, tooling and machine tool characteristics. According to the company, 3D graphics prevent crashes while complex algorithms and embedded process-based knowledge enable optimization of cutting conditions. Use of the software is said to reduce time spent debugging programs, eliminate risk of spindle collision, tool breakage and scrap, and improve cycle times, process efficiencies and machine utilization.

The software provides machining verification in three steps: it investigates and corrects coding errors, simulates to detect collisions and correct motion errors, and validates the machining results. It also monitors production transfers, tool management and machine status. Use of this software helps manufacturers meet delivery schedules, maintain aerospace-level product quality and reduce preparation times by as much as 70 percent, the company says.