Integrates VoluMill for Faster Material Removal With Minimal Tool Wear
MOORPARK, CA – November 5, 2009 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for maximizing programming efficiency of CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that Celeritive Technologies’ VoluMillTM software for high-speed rough machining is now available for GibbsCAM. VoluMill uses the Celeritive Ultra-High Performance Toolpath algorithm to generate toolpaths based upon desirable material removal rates. Unlike traditional roughing-toolpath generators, which create parallel offsets optimized through stops, starts and variable speeds to reduce tool wear and excessive tool loading during sharp corners and transitions, VoluMill develops toolpaths optimized for volumetric material removal by using continuous tangential motion, specialized contour ramping and adaptive feedrates to achieve the highest feeds and speeds possible. By leveling tool load, maintaining constant machine-tool motion, and using high speed repositioning, the software significantly reduces cycle times. VoluMill is available immediately for the latest version of GibbsCAM.
“We are committed to developing and adapting the best technologies for our customers, so they can achieve the efficiency that combined technology can provide,” says Bill Gibbs, Gibbs and Associates company founder and president. “In continuation of this effort, we are very happy to have worked with Celeritive Technologies to integrate their software, and very pleased with the productivity our customers are gaining from the integration of VoluMill and GibbsCAM.”
VoluMill works on all solid, surface, and wireframe models, and any combination of part and stock boundaries. It supports an unlimited number of islands, tapered walls, variable pocket depths, and variable island heights. Some of its important features are:
• Programmed Rate of Material Removal to keep tool and work piece temperature consistent, and to dissipate heat with chips
• Automatic Feedrate Adjustment and Automatic Depth of Cut to maintain programmed material removal rate; eliminate excessive material conditions; and minimize tool wear, heat build up and vibration
• Smoothing Radius to maximize tool utilization, minimize cycle time and extend programming flexibility
• Contour Ramping to maximize material removal in tight areas, with safe access, while minimizing cycle time
• High Speed Repositioning to maximize machine utilization and minimize cycle time
For more information about GibbsCAM and VoluMill, 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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