Supports Full Line of Mazak Machine Tools, Including Latest MTM Centers

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that, in addition to demonstrations within its own exhibit at IMTS 2008, D-3001, it will demonstrate its software in the Mazak Corporation exhibit, A-8101. Featured functionality include the enhancements within the forthcoming GibbsCAM 2009 release, MTM software, and post processors for the Mazak product line, including the Integrex series, Integrex e-series, Multiplex series, Quick Turn series, Hyper Quadrex Model 150 MSY, and the VariAxis series.

"We are always excited to collaborate with our long-time partner in presenting the latest technology," explains Robb Weinstein, Gibbs' Senior VP, Sales and Strategic Planning. "Working with Mazak Technical Centers around the world enables us to support the full range of capability offered by Mazak CNC machines, from the simplest lathes to the most complex 5-axis machining centers and multi-axis, multi-spindle, multi-turret MTM machines. Participation in the Mazak exhibit affords us the opportunity to demonstrate to Mazak customers that GibbsCAM provides the productivity tools that allow them to optimize the efficiency and throughput of their Mazak machines."

The latest GibbsCAM features include advanced 3D high speed machining, a unique array of MTM functions, and post processors for Mazak machine tools. Key post processor and other functions for Mazak MTM include:

  • Synchronization with GibbsCAM MTM Synch Manager to optimize turret utilization and cycle times,
  • Pinch or balanced turning, to work simultaneously with upper and lower turrets on the same spindle,
  • Double or synchronized milling, for simultaneous milling and drilling with upper and lower turrets on the same spindle,
  • Y-axis support on all turrets,
  • Simultaneous 4 and 5-axis machining,
  • Machine simulation for visual verification and collision detection and avoidance,
  • Flash Tool support, multiple tools in one for fast index, and
  • Gang style tool-holder-block support for fixed and live tools in machine simulation.

For more information about GibbsCAM, go to, call 1-800-654-9399, or email [email protected]. For more information about Mazak Corporation and their line of machine tools, visit