MTM programming leader offers solution for full range of Tornos Deco mono-spindle machine tools.
MOORPARK, CA – March 8, 2007 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced today that GibbsCAM now supports the entire product line of Tornos Deco machine tools, including the innovative TB-Deco model. This recent accomplishment was realized through the combined efforts of Gibbs, Tornos and Productec, the GibbsCAM Reseller located in Switzerland.
“GibbsCAM MTM is an ideal programming environment for multi-task machine tools,” observes François Steulet, Productec’s CEO, “but the Tornos TB-Deco’s unique style of programming which uses pulses instead of G-code. This required extremely specialized post processors to be developed. Fortunately, we had the necessary post processor and GibbsCAM DTK experience and were able to work closely with Tornos to develop a solution.”
The TB-Deco line was implemented using pulses because Tornos believe these machines provide customers greater accuracy and repeatability compared to machines which operate off G-code. But because these speciality machines are not G-code based, they require a unique implementation in order for a CAM system to support them. Tornos has begun to work with a limited number of CAM providers to provide assistance in integrating their CAM systems with the Tornos TB-Deco machines. As the leader in CNC programming support of MTM machines, GibbsCAM was one of the CAM products Tornos selected.
The GibbsCAM MTM solution for Tornos Deco required the development of 7 custom post processors, which correspond to specific machine tool configurations. Special Tornos functions, such as tourbillonning’ and polygoning’, are supported by the post processors. The series of baseline posts developed were:
- Deco 7/10a with 5-axis, C, 1 spindle
- Deco 7/10a with 7-axis, C1, C4, 2 spindle
- Deco 7/10a with 9-axis, C1, C4, 2 spindle
- Deco 13 with 10 axis, C1, C4, 2 spindle
- Deco 20 and 26 with 5-axis, C1, C4, 2 spindle
- Deco 20 and 26 with 8-axis, C1, C4, 2 spindle
- Deco 20 and 26 with 10-axis, C1, C4, 2 spindle
The GibbsCAM MTM Tornos software makes use of Tornos TB-Deco 2007 toolkit which is expected to be available from Tornos in the first quarter of 2007.
Other Tornos machine tools, which operate off of more conventional G-code, can be supported by GibbsCAM using factory-supplied, custom post processors which generate machine-specific G-code.
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, is a Solid Edge Certified Select Product, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Doosan Infracore Daewoo, Doosan Machinery America, Fadal, Haas, Index, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki and Tornos. 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 .
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