Gibbs and MAG Infimatic Controls Division Announces Strategic Partnership at EMO 2007

CAM software rounds out introduction of new control line from MAG Infimatic.

MOORPARK, CA – October 17th, 2007 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced in conjunction with the MAG Infimatic Controls Division a new worldwide strategic partnership. A key component in the relationship is Infimatic offering Gibbs SFP (Shop Floor Programming) with the new line of MAG Infimatic open architecture, PC-based controls. The EMO tradeshow recently held in Hannover, Germany was the site of the European introduction of the new CNC controls with Gibbs SFP. The new MAG Infimatic CNC NC200™ controller line received considerable attention from industry press and show attendees, especially when running the sample parts programmed with Gibbs SFP.

“We are extremely pleased to have been picked by MAG Infimatic as their on-controller programming solution,” states Robb Weinstein, Gibbs’ Senior Vice-President of Sales and Strategic Planning. “Though Gibbs has worked closely with MAG Fadal and MAG Cincinnati Machine for many years, we did not take MAG Infimatic’s selection for granted and neither did they. After an extensive evaluation, Gibbs SFP was selected.”

Gibbs SFP’s ease of use, ease of learning, and recognition as the industry standard for shop floor programming systems were key factors in its selection. Able to support programming wire frame geometry, the Gibbs SFP version bundled with the Infimatic controller can be upgraded to support programming of more complex parts including surface and solid models. A key advantage of Gibbs SFP is its complete compatibility with the GibbsCAM product line. Programs developed offline using GibbsCAM can be directly transferred to Gibbs SFP on the controller for review and easy modification. Changes made on the controller using Gibbs SFP can then be transferred back to GibbsCAM and referenced as shop-proven processes.

During the EMO show, Gibbs SFP was demonstrated both on free-standing Infimatic controls and also on a MAG Fadal VMC 4020 FX and a MAG Fadal VMC 2216 FX machine tools which were controlled by MAG Infimatic controllers. MAG Fadal is the first machine builder to adopt the new Infimatic controllers. Infimatic is working to also provide the controls for other MAG divisions as well as other independent machinery builders.

“Gibbs is excited that MAG/Fadal Division has elected to offer the new control with Fadal CNC machines,” states Robb Weinstein, “providing our mutual customers with a smooth transition path from the Fadal 32MP and 104D controls, which were previously used before the new Infimatic CNC controls and both of which bundled Gibbs SFP.”

For more information about GibbsCAM and Gibbs SFP, or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, call 1-800-654-9399, email Email Contact, or visit the company’s web site at www.GibbsCAM.com.

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” and “Works with Windows Vista” 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, MAG Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, 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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