MOORPARK, CA – September 07, 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 the upcoming Mazak R3 Event, held at Mazak’s corporate headquarters in Florence, Kentucky on September 15-17th. During the event, demonstrations of GibbsCAM will highlight the theme of the event – “Your Manufacturing Future? Refocus, Rediscover and Reinvent (R3)”.
“It is a real pleasure for us to be supporting Mazak during this R3 progressive learning opportunity,” states Roger Ablett, Gibbs’ General Manager of the Strategic Partner Program, who is responsible for Gibbs’ relationship with Mazak worldwide. “Gibbs works closely with Mazak to ensure that GibbsCAM fully supports Mazak’s complete product line of machine tools, allowing Mazak customers to realize the optimum return on their investment, especially their multi-tasking models, which clearly provide competitiveness realized through advanced manufacturing technologies.”
The latest version of GibbsCAM will be demonstrated at the Mazak R3 Event including GibbsCAM MTM (Multi-Task Machining) and Machine Simulation modules which have been specifically configured for Mazak machine tools. For many years, Gibbs and Associates has provided CNC programming support as new Mazak machine models and variations are developed, so that Mazak customers can swiftly put their machines into production. Gibbs regularly receives specifications and guidance from Mazak, and Gibbs engineers work closely with Mazak engineers at Mazak Technology Centers worldwide. This helps to validate and refine GibbsCAM post processors for the unique configuration and capabilities of Mazak CNC machines, including Mazak’s broad line of complex multi-axis, multi-tasking machines. As a result, Gibbs offers one of the widest ranges of post processors for Mazak machines available from any CAM vendor.
GibbsCAM MTM provides a powerful, yet easy to use means to program advance multi-tasking machine tools, such as Mazak Integrex line, allowing the user to focus on developing the most optimal program for their machine. GibbsCAM Machine Simulation provides a virtual environment, which can be used to prove-out machine setup, thereby saving setup time on the machine tool, and a simulation of the machine tool’s motions, thus allowing potential crashes and inefficiencies to be identified and corrected before running the program on the shop floor. GibbsCAM’s factory-supplied post processors for Mazak machine tools ensure G-code can be run without hand editing.
For more information about GibbsCAM and GibbsCAM’s MTM capabilities visit the company’s website, http://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 http://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 http://www.cimatron.com/.
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