Collaboration with Mori Seiki optimizes GibbsCAM for new high-efficiency Mori Seiki NZ Series machines.

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008 5:00 AM

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that the new Advanced 3D with HSM enhancement for GibbsCAM SolidSurfacer will be demonstrated at IMTS 2008. The enhancement introduces a complete range of advanced 3-axis milling functionality with support for high-speed machining (HSM). IMTS is being held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on September 8th – 13th, 2008.

"The new 3-axis surface machining capabilities provide more control and flexibility in toolpath generation with integral high-speed machining support," states Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "We continue to expand on GibbsCAM's world class production machining capabilities. The new functionality is in keeping with GibbsCAM's tradition of uniquely blending ease-of-use and powerful capabilities, a combination that can't be beaten in production machining."

Advanced 3D with HSM enhancement for SolidSurfacer® includes:

  • Toolpath strategies optimized for high speed and hard material machining
  • 3D rest or material-only machining
  • Support for tapered tool shapes
  • New types of finishing processes including constant step-over and steep-shallow combination
  • Multi-surface flowline machining
  • Improved toolpath quality with smooth corners, stepovers and arc fitting
  • Improved use of boundaries and precise control of machining area
  • Enhanced entry/exit control with blends and optimized clearance moves
  • Direct machining of imported STL files
  • Automatic Core/Cavity detection for inside out or outside in milling
  • Operation splitting for tool wear and for optimal length out of holder
  • Multi-threaded for multi-CPU machines and to support batch toolpath generation
  • Automatic filleting of a surface to avoid sharp concave corners

Enhancements introduced across the entire product line with the latest release of GibbsCAM will also be demonstrated at IMTS 2008.

For more information about GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM's production machining capabilities or to see the capabilities introduced with GibbsCAM 2009, go to the GibbsCAM booth, #D-3001. Information about GibbsCAM is also available at the company's website, www.GibbsCAM.com. For information about CimatronE, Cimatron's solution for tooling manufacturing, please visit the Cimatron booth at IMTS, D-3037, or go to the company's website, www.cimatron.com.