Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 5:00 AM

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools, and a Cimatron company, announced today that GibbsCAM was demonstrated as part of Haas Automation's annual Demo Days held June 17th, at various Haas Factory Outlets (HFO) throughout the United States and Canada.

"Participation in the Haas Demo Days was a great opportunity to demonstrate the extensive new features of GibbsCAM," states Bill Gibbs, Gibbs and Associates company founder and president. "While a good percentage of our customers use GibbsCAM to generate CNC programs to drive Haas machine tools, Haas uses it in daily machine-tool production. Furthermore, Haas application engineers use GibbsCAM to demonstrate the wide capabilities of their machine tools."

The one-day Demo Days events featured the latest affordable, super-high-production CNC machines from Haas, with live demonstrations on every machine in the HFO showrooms. Live demonstrations of the latest GibbsCAM, version 9.3, were demonstrated on how easily it creates efficient CNC programs for Haas machine tools. The GibbsCAM Advanced 3D High Speed Machining (HSM) and 5-Axis modules were featured, together with postprocessors that support every Haas machine tool made. The other GibbsCAM modules demonstrated, included GibbsCAM TMS (Tombstone Management System), which was originally developed to support Haas' internal tombstone programming with efficient layout and programming of tombstone-fixtured parts.

GibbsCAM Demonstrated at Haas Demo Days

The Advanced 3D HSM module comprises multiple machining methods specifically developed for multi-surface hard milling and high speed machining in SolidSurfacer® to provide high quality surface finishes that reduce or eliminate polishing. The various machining styles are useful for multiple applications and offer smooth entries, exits and cutting motions, with steep or shallow angle limits, rest passes, tool-holder collision checking, and options to change cutting style. These styles are Contour, Constant Step Over Cut, Flats Cut, Lace Cut, Intersections, Automatic Core Detection, and Improved Pocketing.

The GibbsCAM 5-axis Module provides multi-surface 5-axis roughing and finishing; multi-surface, 5-axis, flow-line machining; surface edge. 5-axis swarf cutting (typically for trimming vacuum-formed parts); adaptable interface, based upon part-type strategy, shows only what is needed; advanced gouge checking to ensure safe cuts even in most complex operations; complete control of entry, exit, cut-to-cut and between-cut motion; 5-axis depth cuts machining; and integration with the GibbsCAM Machine Simulation module for complete toolpath verification and simulation of all the machine's moving components. Version 9.3, adds automatic tilting and various tilting options, plus many new enhancements to provide greater flexibility and productivity for using multi-axis machines.

For more information about GibbsCAM and GibbsCAM participation at the Haas Demo Days, or to locate your local GibbsCAM reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email info@GibbsCAM.com.