MOORPARK, CA – June 2, 2010 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that GibbsCAM will be demonstrated as part of Haas Automation’s annual Demo Days held June 9th at numerous Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) throughout the United States including:
- Birmingham, AL | Barber Motorsports Museum
- Little Rock, AR | HFO Little Rock
- Tempe, AZ | Ellison Machinery
- Torrance, CA | HFO Torrance
- Union City, CA | Selway Machine Tool Company
- Denver, CO | Moncktons Machine Tools Inc.
- Windsor, CT | HFO Trident
- Meridian, ID | King Machine, Inc.
- Chicago, IL | HFO Chicago
- Indianapolis, IN | HFO Midwest
- Kansas City, KS | HFO Kansas City
- Colfax, NC | HFO Greensboro
- Fairport, NY | HFO Rochester
- Broken Arrow, OK | Timco Machine Tools, Inc.
- Nashville, TN | HFO Nashville
- Austin, TX | Champions Machine Tool
- Houston, TX | Champions Machine Tool
- Brookfield, WI | Gosiger, Inc.
“I’ve known Haas since before they made CNC machines,” said Bill Gibbs, Gibbs and Associates company founder and president. “Gibbs has been supporting Haas customers, and Haas corporate as a customer, ever since. It’s rather amazing what Haas has grown into today, simply the leading manufacturer of CNC machines in the world. We at Gibbs are proud to maintain our support of Haas by participating in their Demo Days events.”
The one-day Demo Days events will feature the latest affordable, super-high-production CNC machines from Haas, including the redesigned VMCs and new ST-series turning centers, with live demonstrations on every machine in the HFO showrooms. Live demonstrations of GibbsCAM 2010 will be showcased, showing how easily it creates efficient CNC programs for Haas machine tools. The GibbsCAM Advanced 3D High Speed Machining (HSM) and 5-Axis modules will be featured, together with post-processors that support all Haas machine tools. Additional GibbsCAM modules will be demonstrated, including GibbsCAM TMS (Tombstone Management System), which was originally developed to support Haas’ internal tombstone programming needs with an efficient layout and programming method for tombstone-fixtured parts.
The Advanced 3D HSM module comprises multiple machining methods specifically developed for multi-surface hard milling and high speed machining in SolidSurfacer®. This feature provides high quality surface finishes that reduce or eliminate the need for polishing. The various machining styles are useful for multiple applications and offer smooth entries, exits and cutting motions, with steep or shallow angle limits, rest machining, tool-holder collision checking, and options for changing cutting style. These styles include Contour, Constant Step Over Cut, Flats Cut, Lace Cut, Intersections, Automatic Core Detection, and enhanced Pocketing routines.
The GibbsCAM 5-axis Module provides multi-surface 5-axis roughing and finishing; multi-surface, 5-axis, flow-line machining; surface edge 5-axis swarf cutting (typically for trimming vacuum-formed parts); adaptable interface, based upon part-type strategy, which shows only what is needed; advanced gouge checking to ensure safe cuts even in most complex operations; complete control of entry, exit, cut-to-cut and between-cut motion; 5-axis depth cuts machining; and integration with the GibbsCAM Machine Simulation module for complete toolpath verification and simulation of all of the machine’s moving components.
For more information about GibbsCAM and GibbsCAM participation at the Haas Demo Days, or to locate your local GibbsCAM reseller, go to http://www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email Email Contact.
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 that 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 compatible with Windows 7 and certified for Windows Vista. 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 Program, is a Siemens Solution Partner Program-PLM for Solid Edge 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.
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