MOORPARK, CA – June 11, 2009 – 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 upcoming annual Demo Days to be held June 17, from 10AM to 5PM, at various Haas Factory Outlets (HFO) throughout the United States and Canada.
“Participation in the Haas Demo Days is a great opportunity to demonstrate the extensive new features of GibbsCAM,” states Bill Gibbs, Gibbs and Associates company founder and president. “While a good percentage of our customers use GibbsCAM to generate CNC programs to drive Haas machine tools, Haas uses it in daily machine-tool production. Furthermore, Haas application engineers use GibbsCAM to demonstrate the wide capabilities of their machine tools.”
The one-day Demo Days events will feature the latest affordable, super-high-production CNC machines from Haas, with live demonstrations on every machine in the HFO showrooms. Live demonstrations of the latest GibbsCAM, version 9.3, will show 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 postprocessors that support every Haas machine tool made. The other GibbsCAM modules will also be available for demonstration, including GibbsCAM TMS (Tombstone Management System), which was originally developed to support Haas’ internal tombstone programming with efficient layout and programming of 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® to provide high quality surface finishes that reduce or eliminate 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 passes, tool-holder collision checking, and options to change cutting style. These styles are Contour, Constant Step Over Cut, Flats Cut, Lace Cut, Intersections, Automatic Core Detection, and Improved Pocketing.
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, 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 the machine’s moving components. Version 9.3, adds automatic tilting and various tilting options, plus many new enhancements to provide greater flexibility and productivity for using multi-axis machines.
For information about Haas Automation’s Demo Days, visit the Haas Automation Web site at www.HaasCNC.com, or call 800-331-6746, or contact your local Haas Factory Outlet. For the cities where GibbsCAM will demonstrated, or to find out more about GibbsCAM or Gibbs’ participation at Haas Automation’s Demo Days, go to Gibbs’ Web site at www.GibbsCAM.com.
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. 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.
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