GibbsCAM Featured at Methods Machine Event

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MOORPARK, CA — June 20, 2005 — Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, announced today that GibbsCAM will be featured at the upcoming Five-Axis Open House to be hosted by Methods Machine Tools, Matsuura Machinery Corporation's USA Distributor, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, on June 21st -22nd. In addition, Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates, will be participating in a panel discussion on future trends in 5-axis machine tools and software.

"We are extremely pleased to support Methods Machine Tools at this event," stated Bill Gibbs. "We have been a strategic partner of Methods and Matsuura for many years now and have worked with them to provide programming solutions for their entire range of machine tools. GibbsCAM supports Matsuura machines for 3-axis, 4th and 5th axis positioning, 4-axis simultaneous, as well as 5-axis simultaneous which is being highlighted at this event."

The full range of GibbsCAM functionality, including the new module supporting tombstone machining programming, will be demonstrated along with GibbsCAM's suite of 5-axis programming solutions. These modules provide a wide range of specialized capability for 5-axis machining including 5-axis drilling, 5-axis engraving, 5-axis edge machining, to 5-axis simultaneous surface machining. In keeping with GibbsCAM's signature ease-of-use, these modules maintain a level of usability which allows their powerful capability to be easily applied by the user. GibbsCAM's Cut Part Rendering allows the process to be visually verified prior to being sent to the machine tool minimizing costly programming errors. As with any other GibbsCAM option, the 5-axis functionality can be added to another other GibbsCAM option further compounding its capability and applicability. For example, combining it with GibbsCAM MTM introduces support for multi-task machine tools with B-axis configurations.

About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over twenty years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require.

The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM has received Microsoft's "Designed for Windows XP/2000" certification. GibbsCAM's data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program (Inventor R10), is a Solid Edge Certified Select application (Solid Edge V16), and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Application (SolidWorks 2006). GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Fadal, and Mitsubishi. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at www.GibbsCAM.com.

The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, Gibbs SFP, SolidSurfacer, MTM and "Powerfully Simple. Simply Powerful." are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of Gibbs and Associates in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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