Five College of Technology Campuses Receive GibbsCAM Software & Services

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 5:00 AM

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that it has granted Purdue University's College of Technology sixty-five seats of its GibbsCAM software to run on five networks at the university's Indiana campuses in West Lafayette, Kokomo, New Albany, Columbus and South Bend. GibbsCAM software now supports computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) courses in Purdue's College of Technology, where more than 5,500 students are pursuing technical degrees. Among the various undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by the College of Technology, including a PhD program, are Bachelor of Science degree programs in mechanical engineering technology and manufacturing engineering technology, within which students will use GibbsCAM throughout their studies.

"We are grateful to Gibbs and Associates for this generous grant," said Dr. Henry Kraebber, Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) Professor and Department Chair. "The donation of GibbsCAM is very important to the Purdue Engineering Technology programs, because the software significantly extends the CAM software capabilities available to Purdue students and faculty across our statewide facilities. GibbsCAM users have been able to generate good 3-axis CNC programs to make parts with just a few hours of instruction, significantly less time than with other software. Our students now have access to this powerful and robust industrial CAM package and, through its easy-to-use interface, drive machine tools with up to five axes in simultaneous motion."

"Purdue's College of Engineering Technology shares a strong and dedicated affiliation with industry, helping manufacturers improve competitiveness and increase profitability through education and research," said Robb Weinstein, Gibbs' Senior VP, Sales and Strategic Planning. "We are very happy to assist a university that supports manufacturing in meaningful ways, including the preparation and technical education of future employees."

The grant, excluding training services, is valued at $758,475, and includes modules for 3-axis milling, rotary milling, lathe turning, 5-axis milling and turning, and machine tool simulation; ACIS and STEP readers; CATIA and UG/NX (Siemens) translators; and software maintenance. It also includes postprocessors for the various Haas, Emco, Hurco, Fryer and Mazak machine tools within Purdue's College of Technology.

For more information about GibbsCAM, or to locate your local GibbsCAM reseller, call 1-800-654-9399, or email info@GibbsCAM.com. Information about GibbsCAM is also available at the company's website, www.GibbsCAM.com.