Newest of Fast Material Removal Features in GibbsCAM to Be Demonstrated
MOORPARK, CA – March 8, 2010 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that it will reveal and demonstrate the release version of its highly enhanced Plunge Rough feature in exhibit #2236, at the WESTEC 2010 Exposition, to be held in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, California, from March 23-25.
The new Plunge Rough feature, now one of many user-controlled custom processes within GibbsCAM 2010, accommodates the latest, inserted, plunge milling tools specially developed for this type of material removal, and allows users to specify machining patterns and multiple variables to control tools and motion for fast plunge roughing with optimal surface finish and tool longevity.
“Our Advanced 3D users will be quite surprised with the new feature,” said Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. “The new Plunge Rough is fully integrated and has increased intelligence about stock condition, tracking where material has been removed, so it can detect safe pull-off direction and distance when it retracts the tool.”
GibbsCAM Advanced 3D users will see Plunge Rough as a custom process tile appearing in their Machining palette, with several new options and parameters, including the ability to:
• Specify plunge milling patterns as linear (with cutting direction at any angle), circular, contour, or as patterns between two specified guide curves
• Select part type as core or cavity
• Define pull-off motion and distance to eliminate surface marking and minimize tool wear
• Specify containment surfaces, containment geometry, and stock bodies to control areas to be machined
• Plunge rough contour patterns with containment, after faces to be machined, containment faces, and the start point of the contour are specified
“Early users of GibbsCAM Plunge Rough are reporting upward of eighty percent time savings over traditional rough milling processes on a regular basis,” added Mr. Gibbs. “That is truly exciting news, especially since these customers are also saying that the percentage of time saved varies directly with the amount of material removed.”
In addition to Plunge Rough, all the new features of GibbsCAM 2010 will be available for demonstration at WESTEC, including VoluMillTM, another fast material removal feature recently added to GibbsCAM.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over twenty five 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 is certified for Microsoft’s Windows Vista, and is compatible with Windows 7. 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, 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.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd, and is now operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. 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.
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 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.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at www.cimatron.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 of the Microsoft group of companies. VoluMill is a trademark of Celeritive Technologies, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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