MOORPARK, CA – September 2, 2005 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM(R), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, announced that they will demonstrate the latest GibbsCAM enhancements during the EMO 2005 Conference. The convention is being held from September 14th– 21st at the Hannover Fairgounds in Hannover, Germany. The new GibbsCAM TMS, Machine Simulation, and ProAXYZ 4as modules will all be demonstrated with GibbsCAM 2005. In addition, the new GibbsCAM 2006 release will be previewed.
GibbsCAM TMS (Tombstone Management System) module specifically targets programming multiple parts fixtured on a tombstone, which has become a common machining practice in high throughput, lights-out manufacturing facilities. After the user orients and positions the various parts on the tombstone, this module automatically generates the offsets and rotations necessary for optimal machining.
The new GibbsCAM Machine Simulation module is used to simulate the machine tool motions to verify that there are no collisions between tooling, fixtures, parts or the machine. Collisions are automatically detected and reported so that corrections to the program can be made prior to causing costly mistakes on the shop floor.
The new GibbsCAM ProAXYZ 4as module supports programming 4-axis simultaneous machine tools augmenting GibbsCAM’s existing Rotary Milling module. ProAXYZ 4as is capable of directly machine wire-frame, surface or solid geometry and provides a variety of means for the programmer to control the cutting tool’s orientation relative to the part. ProAXYZ 4as supports off-center, Y-axis machining.
In addition to the new GibbsCAM modules, Gibbs will also preview GibbsCAM 2006, which contains a number of significant enhancements extending GibbsCAM’s overall capabilities or expand existing functionality across all GibbsCAM modules. New enhancements introduced in the GibbsCAM 2006 release fall into the following four major product themes: Machining Solid Models, Production Milling & Turning, 3D Milling, and High-Speed Machining. This release also includes an enhancement to GibbsCAM’s Network License Option which allows multiple GibbsCAM sessions to be launched on a single PC.
“The GibbsCAM 2006 release continues to add more functionality and value to the overall product line,” states Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates. “The list of enhancements included in this release was directly developed from feedback from GibbsCAM Resellers and end users. Existing users will be very pleased with the content and people looking at GibbsCAM for the first time will be impressed with its breadth and depth of capability.”
About Gibbs and Associates
Gibbs and Associates continues to be a leader provider of 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” 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 (Inventor R10), is a Solid Edge Certified Select Product (Solid Edge V17), and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product (SolidWorks 2006). GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Fadal, and Mitsubishi. 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
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