CAM software compliments introduction of new control line from Infimatic.
MOORPARK, CA - November 15, 2007 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools, and Infimatic, a MAG Industrial Automation Systems Company, announced a new worldwide strategic partnership. A key component in the relationship is Infimatic offering Gibbs SFP (Shop Floor Programming) with the new line of Infimatic open architecture controls. The EMO tradeshow recently held in Hannover, Germany was the site of the European introduction of the new Infimatic CNC with Gibbs SFP. The new Infimatic Freedom NC200 CNC received considerable attention from industry press and show attendees, and was particularly impressive when running the sample parts programmed with Gibbs SFP.
"We are extremely pleased to have been specified by Infimatic as their control-resident programming solution," states Robb Weinstein, Gibbs' Senior Vice-President of Sales and Strategic Planning. "Though Gibbs has worked closely with MAG Fadal (Fadal Machining Centers) and MAG Cincinnati (Cincinnati Machine) for many years, we did not take Infimatic's selection for granted. Infimatic has worked diligently to develop a unique control, and it was only after an extensive evaluation that 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 Freedom NC200 can be upgraded to support programming 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 to the part program on the Freedom NC200 using Gibbs SFP can then be transferred back to GibbsCAM and referenced as shop-proven processes.
During the EMO show, Gibbs SFP was demonstrated on free-standing Infimatic control units in addition to installations on MAG Fadal VMC 4020 FX and MAG Fadal VMC 2216 FX vertical machining centers. MAG Fadal is the first machine builder to adopt the new Infimatic CNC. Infimatic plans to grow its business by offering controls to all MAG business units as well as other independent machinery builders.
"Gibbs is excited that MAG Fadal has elected to offer the new Infimatic NC200 on a variety of popular vertical machining center models " states Robb Weinstein, "this provides our mutual customers with a smooth transition path from the legacy Fadal 32MP and 104D controls, which were both Infimatic Controls Division Announces Strategic Partnership at EMO 2007 bundled with Gibbs SFP."
For more information about GibbsCAM and Gibbs SFP, or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, call 1-800-654-9399, email info@GibbsCAM.com, 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.
Leveraging over 100 years of combined machine tool and controls expertise, MAG Industrial Automation Systems founded Infimatic, a dedicated controls, automation and software company providing manufacturing professionals "Freedom" in maximized machine tool performance and ease-of-use.
"For the first time, the genesis of a control platform has been derived from a knowledge base that includes machine tool design, machining process development, and a deep understanding of CNC from the user's point of view" stated Pete Tecos, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Infimatic. "The Freedom Universal Control for Manufacturing Systems is the synthesis of bold ideas, decades of real world experience, and input from hundreds of machining and automation professionals. This powerful, new control is specifically designed to meet the needs of diverse manufacturing environments including CNC machining, robotics, automation, and motion control. It can be applied seamlessly and cost-effectively".
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