Gibbs and Associates Delivers 50th Post Processor for Multi-Task Machining

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MOORPARK, CA – April 18, 2003 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, announced today that the 50th post processor for the GibbsCAM MTM� (Multi- Task Machining) option was recently delivered to a customer. Just like MTM-class machine tools, the MTM post processors delivered cover an extremely broad variety of machine configurations, ranging from a single spindle/turret with sub-spindle, to a single spindle/dual turret, to dual spindle/multi-turret, all the way to multi-spindle/multi-turret and Swiss-style turning centers.

"Creating an MTM post is really a unique customization of GibbsCAM," explains Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates. "GibbsCAM not only ensures that the posted output is correct, but that all the significant aspects of the machine tool itself have been accurately represented." Each MTM post processor delivered includes a post file and machine tool definition files which customize GibbsCAM to support a specific machine tool configuration right down to its utility operations. This level of machine tool specificity is required to efficiently program an MTM-class machine tool. So far MTM post processors have been developed for numerous machines including: Daewoo, Eurotech Elite, Gildemeister Gital (multi-spindle), Haas, Hardinge, Hitachi Seiki, Index, Mazak Integrex, Miyano, Mori Seiki, Nakamura Tome, Okuma, Schaublin and Traub (swiss-style).

In order to accurately capture each machine tool's specific configuration, Gibbs and Associates' trained application engineers work directly with the customer and the machine tool builder researching it. In many instances, the machine tool is so new to the customer that the AE's research exposes the breadth of its functionality to the customer. Once the research phase is completed, a comprehensive understanding of the machine tool and its usage is established allowing a post processor supporting it to be developed.

Already in production use at a number of customer sites, the GibbsCAM MTM module will be demonstrated at the upcoming Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) trade show held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio from May 6-8, 2003.

About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
Since 1984, Gibbs and Associates has been a leading developer of CAM/CNC programming software that is widely acclaimed for its ease of use and productivity power. 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'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, a Solid Edge Certified Select application, and offered under the SolidWorks Solutions Partner program. GibbsCAM offline and controller-embedded configurations are fully compatible allowing files to be bi-directionally exchanged between the shop floor and programming office. 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

The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, Gibbs SFP, SolidSurfacer, MTM and "Powerfully Simple. Simply Powerful." are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) in the United States and/or other countries of Gibbs and Associates. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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