Cimatron to Exhibit Concurrent Engineering and Newly Released CAD/CAM Capabilities at WESTEC

Cimatron's Support for Concurrent Design and Manufacturing Helps Toolmakers and Manufacturers Optimize Production Processes and Reduce Product Delivery Times

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visitors to the 2008 WESTEC tradeshow (March 31 - April 3, 2008, Los Angeles, California) will have the opportunity to learn first hand about Cimatron's advanced concurrent engineering capabilities. In addition, new CAD/CAM enhancements recently released by Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) will also be demonstrated at the show.

Cimatron's CAD/CAM solutions address the entire process-from quoting through design, engineering changes, NC, and EDM programming to delivery-helping tool makers and manufacturers deliver higher quality tools and products at lower costs and shorter cycle times.

Concurrent Engineering

Cimatron's concurrent engineering capabilities improve productivity and collaboration and significantly compress product delivery times.

Concurrent design capabilities are built into Cimatron's CAD applications, enabling multiple users to simultaneously work on the same assembly and shortening the design cycle. Starting with the new release of CimatronE version 8.5, these concurrent design capabilities are available throughout the entire CAD product line.

Cimatron's support for concurrent engineering extends beyond the design phase. The integrated end-to-end design-to-manufacturing solution uses a single database that provides complete associatively and enables multiple steps of the design and manufacturing process to be performed in parallel.

These concurrent engineering capabilities and more will be demonstrated at Cimatron's booth #3375 at the WESTEC show.

"Looking at tooling design and manufacturing as an integrated process can help toolmakers and manufacturers accelerate delivery times and improve product quality," said Bill Gibbs, CEO and President, Cimatron Technologies, Inc. "We are excited to share with WESTEC attendees these solutions for success."

Also on display at the show will be new capabilities recently released in CimatronE version 8.5. These include modified NC reports, enhancements to the Automated Drill application, spiral cut milling and 3-5 Axis transformations in 5-Axis Production, integrated CADENAS catalogs, and "blank on binder" (for die makers).

Numerical Control

Modified NC Setup Reports: Facilitating information flow between NC programmers and the shop floor, a new mechanism has been added to CimatronE NC that allows automatic generation of NC reports as you post-process a program or as separate action, providing detailed information about a set of selected procedures. This information includes specifics about the project and provider, as well as tool paths, procedures, tools and parameters and even gives the ability to add images, providing a handy tool for precision. Customizable reports for the shop floor can be modified to include user-specific data.

Automated Drill: Milling operations such as pocketing, profiling and threading cycles, are now available in CimatronE Automated Drill application, allowing users to include and reuse milling sequences from libraries, increasing efficiency and accuracy.

5-Axis Production: CimatronE version 8.5 features new enhancements to the 5-Axis Production application, including spiral cut milling, 3-5 Axis transformations, and advances in impeller roughing.

Integrated CADENAS Catalogs

CADENAS PARTsolutions is now integrated into CimatronE 8.5, enabling tool makers to shorten design cycles by incorporating ready-made CADENAS catalog parts into Cimatron tool assemblies.

While the catalog functionality has long been available in Cimatron's software, the CADENAS catalogs place thousands of new standard components at the disposal of Cimatron users, eliminating many of the manual and time-consuming steps in the tool design process.

"Blank on Binder" for Die Makers

Creating intermediate binder blanking surfaces and unfolding the part on these faces is one of the most challenging tasks in the die design process. In most cases, accurate results can only be achieved after a laborious and expensive trial and error process.

Based on a finite element analysis, CimatronE's "Blank on Binder" enables the user to perform this task and unfold freeform shapes onto a 3D geometry with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

           Visit Cimatron at WESTEC, March 31- April 3, 2008
                     Los Angeles Convention Center
                             Booth #3375

    See also the latest innovations for Production by visiting the GibbsCAM
                             booth #3268.

About Cimatron

With more than 25 years of experience and over 20,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Cimatron's cutting-edge CAD/CAM solutions are widely used in the automotive, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries. For more information, please visit

Founded in 1982, Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, please visit

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    For more information contact:

    Lisa Sterling,
    Director of Marketing,
    Cimatron Technologies, Inc.,
    Phone: +1-248-596-9700 ext. 224,
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