New functionality provides a wide range of support for 5-axis machining.
MOORPARK, CA – May 31, 2007 – Gibbs and Associates,
developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, announced
today that a new GibbsCAM option, which supports 5-axis simultaneous milling,
will be demonstrated at PTC/USER World Event Americas 2007. The new
option further extends GibbsCAM’s existing machining capability and
provides the user with a complete range of 5-axis milling functionality.
PTC/USER World Event is being held at the
addition to multi-task machining, we are seeing an increased use of 5-axis
machine tools in production manufacturing,” states
The new 5-axis module introduces the following capabilities:
Ø Multi-surface 5-axis roughing and finishing.
Ø Multi-surface 5-axis flowline machining.
Ø Surface edge 5-axis swarf cutting (trimming vacuum-formed parts)
Ø Adaptable interface, based on part type strategy, shows only what is needed
Ø Advanced gouge checking ensures safe cuts in even the most complex operations.
Ø Complete control over entry/exit, cut-to-cut, and between cut moves.
Ø 5-axis depth cuts machining.
“5-axis technology provides the user with the ultimate amount of control when applying tooling to a part,” explains Mr. Gibbs. “Because of this, collision avoidance, improved surface finish, and reduced tool wear are some of the numerous benefits realized. With the new 5-axis module, GibbsCAM users will not only be able to machine parts they couldn’t before, but may even be able to improve the machining of parts they could.”
Gibbs and Associates licenses PTC’s Granite kernel to ensure seamless interoperability with Pro/ENGINEER. Visitors to PTC/USER can see demonstrations of the latest level of interoperability between GibbsCAM and Pro/ENGINEER® or see GibbsCAM’s new 5-axis capabilities, at the GibbsCAM Booth #609. Information about GibbsCAM is also available at the company’s website, www.GibbsCAM.com.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over 20 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.
GibbsCAM is either offered or
endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool
manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Daewoo, Doosan, Fadal, Haas, Index,
Matsuura, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki and Nakamura Tome. Gibbs and Associates
distributes its products worldwide through a network of international
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