Enhancements to GibbsCAM overall with an additional focus on high speed machining.
MOORPARK, CA - May 5, 2008 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that GibbsCAM 2008 will be previewed at EASTEC 2008. This release introduces enhanced capabilities across the entire GibbsCAM product family, along with a complete range of 3-axis milling functionality with support for high speed machining. EASTEC is being held at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in Springfield, Massachutes on May 20th - May 22nd , 2008
"We continue to expand on GibbsCAM's world class production machining capabilities," states Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "With this release a majority of enhancements have been made to system core, so all GibbsCAM modules benefit from them. This ensures that all customers will receive considerable value with this release. In addition, there are new 3-axis surface machining capabilities that provide more control and flexibility in toolpath generation with integral high speed machining support. The new functionality is keeping with GibbsCAM's tradition of uniquely blending ease-of-use and powerful functionality, a combination that can't be beaten in production machining."
Some of the more significant enhancements in the upcoming GibbsCAM 2008 release are:
- Virtually unlimited undo/rollback capability
- Multiple viewport display capability
- Toolpath tool traversal visualization
- Hidden line toolpath display
- Pre-select highlighting
- Expanded display color management
- Advanced 3D, high-speed machining for SolidSurfacer®
- Support for 3D Material Only
- Support for more advanced tool shapes (tapered tools)
- New types of finishing processes (e.g. Surface Step-over Cut and Steep/Shallow Combination)
- Improved toolpath quality
- Options to provide toolpath that better supports High Speed Machining
- Improved use of boundaries
- Enhanced entry/exit control
- Ability to directly machine Faceted bodies, including imported STL files
- Automatic Core/Cavity detection for inside out or outside in determination
- Operation splitting for tool wear and for optimal length out of holder
- Multi-threaded for multi-CPU machines and to support batch toolpath generation
- Automatic filleting of a surface to avoid sharp concave corners
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over 20 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.
GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select application, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Application. 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, Matsuura, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki and Nakamura Tome. 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 Cimatron company. 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 more than 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.
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 http://www.cimatron.com.
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