NTMA-trained group repeats regional sweep at California state level.
MOORPARK, CA – May 1, 2008– Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, is pleased to announce today that the SkillsUSA Competition team from the NTMA Norwalk & Ontario Facilities took home the Gold medals for CNC Mill and CNC Lathe categories from the SkillsUSA 2008 California State Competition held in Fresno, California on April 12th. This latest series of wins is a repeat of the team’s exceptional performance at the California SkillsUSA Region 6 competition where they won all twelve medals, Gold, Silver and Bronze, across four categories – CNC Mill, CNC Lathe, Conventional Mill & Lathe, and Conventional Mill. In recognition of their Gold medal wins at the California State Competition, the students were presented with seats of GibbsCAM software.
“We are extremely proud of our students’ accomplishments,” stated Rick Kumler, Lead Instructor, NTMA Training Centers, Ontario Campus. “With the training they’ve received our students are ready to enter the workforce as extremely productive contributors. We look forward to competing at the national level at the SkillsUSA National Competition held Kansas City, MO in June.”
The group from the NTMA Norwalk & Ontario Facilities had two Gold medal winners in the categories of CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. Cynthia Moran won the Gold medal for CNC Lathe. James Kumler won the Gold medal for CNC Mill.
“Gibbs and Associates is proud to be an active part of these student’s future career aspirations,” commented Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. “Without the youth of today becoming interested and trained we will not have a workforce of tomorrow. We wish each and every one of these students who participated in the Skills USA competition a very promising future in manufacturing. We are pleased to present them with a seat of GibbsCAM in recognition of their accomplishments”
For more information about GibbsCAM or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email Email Contact. For more information about the NTMA training facilities in Southern California, go to www.trainingcenters.org. For more information about SkillsUSA CA, go to www.casusa.org.
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” certifications. 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.
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