Powerful capabilities on display include Advanced 3D with HSM and SolidWorks interoperability.
MOORPARK, CA – February 2, 2009 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced that they will demonstrate GibbsCAM 2009 at Booth #313 during the SolidWorks World 2009 Conference. The conference is being held from February 8th – 11th, 2009, at the Walt Disney® World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Every year SolidWorks World brings together designers, engineers, managers, and partners to discuss ideas, trends, and the technology shaping the future of mechanical product development. This marks the eleventh consecutive year that Gibbs and Associates has participated at SolidWorks World. GibbsCAM is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product.
The demonstrations will include GibbsCAM 2009’s new capabilities including Advanced 3D with HSM which is available to all SolidWorks users who have SolidSurfacer. Also on display will be GibbsCAM’s powerful interoperability with SolidWorks allowing users to go “from model to metal in minutes.”
SolidWorks users who need to machine their parts will find that GibbsCAM is a simple and powerful solution. “Once again, we look forward to showing SolidWorks users just how easy it is to manufacture their parts with GibbsCAM,” states Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates. “From job shops, to rapid prototyping environments, to in-house design/manufacturing groups, GibbsCAM provides the best value, best-in-class manufacturing solution for SolidWorks users. Going from model to metal just doesn’t get any easier.”
Users can go from the model in any of several ways.
- GibbsCAM can directly read native SolidWorks part or assembly files, including imported data, with the ability to select between various configurations.
- The SolidWorks-to-GibbsCAM transfer add-in allows models to be directly transferred with a single menu selection within a SolidWorks session to GibbsCAM for NC programming. This enhanced interoperability approach is very effective for handling a family of parts.
- GibbsCAM’s macro capabilities can access and utilize a SolidWorks part’s design table to automate creating CNC programs. If one or more values in the design table are modified, GibbsCAM can make adjustments to the process and update the corresponding toolpath.
With these seamless capabilities, SolidWorks parts can be manufactured without fear of losing valuable geometric information. And GibbsCAM’s associativity accommodates design revisions, an everyday occurrence in the design/manufacturing process.
For more information about the SolidWorks World conference, go to www.SolidWorks.com/pages/swworld09. For more information about GibbsCAM and the GibbsCAM 2009 release, or to locate your local GibbsCAM reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email Email Contact.
About Gibbs and Associates
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 has received Microsoft’s “Designed for Windows XP/2000” and “Works with Windows Vista” certifications. 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.
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