GibbsCAM MTM, New Rough Milling & 64-bit Version of GibbsCAM Will be Highlighted at EMO 2009
More Than 750 Postprocessors Support All Multi-task Machining Functions
MOORPARK, CA – September 21, 2009 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for maximizing programming efficiency of CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that it will demonstrate its complete GibbsCAM MTM (multi-task machining) solutions at EMO, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to metalworking equipment and productivity, this year held in Milan, Italy, from October 5-10, 2009. The company will also highlight new rough milling additions and its new 64-bit GibbsCAM, among many new product features. GibbsCAM will be showcased in Cimatron Group's booth (Hall 9, Booths A10 and A12), with additional demonstrations in exhibits of several machine tool partners who build both “standard” and Swiss style multi-task machines.
“We expect MTM solutions to generate the most interest at this year’s EMO because, efficiently programmed, multi-task machines provide huge improvements in productivity,” says Bill Gibbs, Gibbs and Associates company founder and president. “The ability to execute multiple operations in a single set-up, on a single CNC machine, allows optimizing profitability, especially necessary during the current worldwide recession.”
GibbsCAM MTM software fully supports all the functions available on standard multi-task machines and Swiss style machines, including subspindles, live tooling, Y-axis on all turrets, multiple turrets doing simultaneous machining, synchronization to optimize turret utilization and cycle times, and full 4- and 5-axis simultaneous machining, through its standard programming features and over 750 MTM postprocessors. GibbsCAM MTM also includes Cut Part Rendering, an integrated toolpath verification module. Furthermore, toolpaths generated with GibbsCAM MTM can be fully simulated, dynamically, with GibbsCAM Machine Simulation for visual verification and collision detection and avoidance.
GibbsCAM MTM Cut Part Rendering displays a brass bushing cut on Gildemeister Sprint 65 twin-spindle, three-turret automatic lathe.
“The need for lower costs through more efficient machining has never been higher,” adds Bill Gibbs. “As one of the first to provide integrated CAM software for MTM, with continuous enhancements to make CNC programming faster and more efficient for turning, milling and MTM, we anticipate a high interest in GibbsCAM software at EMO.”
Among enhancements to be demonstrated for GibbsCAM milling applications are new features for Plunge Roughing, which will make productivity gains in roughing operations more efficient with flexible programming options. Most important to users is that Plunge Roughing is no longer a GibbsCAM plug-in, but a fully integrated “process” within GibbsCAM. In addition to linear toolpaths with cutting direction at any angle, users can now create circular patterns, patterns between two guide curves, and contour patterns. To minimize tool wear, a “pull-off” retraction has been added. Expanded functionality of core or cavity selection already in GibbsCAM, is now available within Plunge Roughing. Plunge Roughing allows the specification of containment regions by defining containment surfaces, containment geometry or using the stock bodies to localize areas for machining. The new integrated Plunge Roughing capability is included in the latest version of GibbsCAM.
Gibbs and Associates will also demonstrate the new 64-bit release of GibbsCAM. The 64-bit version will enable users to work with much larger files and to achieve faster and more accurate results with certain toolpath generation, postprocessing and graphic intensive functions. It will also enhance efficiency and accuracy in evaluating machining operations with the toolpath rendering and machine simulation modules, in addition to providing full compatibility with 64-bit CAD systems, such as SolidWorks, Solid Edge and Autodesk Inventor, which are all Gibbs Partner products.
For more information about GibbsCAM, or to locate your local GibbsCAM reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email info@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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