Credits Expertise, Ease and Efficiency of Programming All Types of CNCs, Plus Customer Service and Support

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 4:00 AM

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT) company, announced today that it has been selected for membership in Okuma America's Partners in THINC, a collaborative network of over 40 companies that service the metal-cutting and manufacturing industry with specialized software, equipment, expertise and a commitment to solve problems and increase productivity for end users. With Okuma's open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC strive to provide the best possible integrated solutions to end users.

"We are pleased to be recognized for our expertise in providing a highly efficient, productive, and easy-to-use CAM system to industry, and for the service and support we provide our customers," said Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "We have been supporting Okuma machinery for over thirty years, and the THINC-OSP controls since their introduction in 2004. We look forward to participating in the delivery of integrated solutions that help manufacturers increase efficiency and profitability with the latest and most sophisticated machine tools from Okuma."

GibbsCAM is well known in the industry for its easy-to-use graphic interface, and its extensive capabilities, providing a modular solution for programming all Okuma machine tools, from their 3-axis mills and 2-axis lathes, to their multi-axis and multi-task machines (MTMs).  GibbsCAM is especially renowned for its support of Okuma MTMs, because it programs turning and milling operations from a single interface, and provides error-free postprocessing that results in machine-ready programs that require no editing. These capabilities extend to all of Okuma's machine tools. With a library of over 11,000 postprocessors, including over 1,000 for MTM machines, Gibbs has many postprocessors for Okuma CNCs, including the MU, Millac, Multus and Macturn series.

Mr. Gibbs was recently the speaker at the Okuma "Go Beyond Productivity to Profitability" open house, in Houston, Texas, on November 15, where machine-tool distributor Hartwig used GibbsCAM to program all of the Okuma machine tools on display and in operation, including four 4-axis, double-turret vertical and horizontal lathes, three 4-axis vertical and horizontal mills, plus the Okuma LB3000 EX, a double spindle, single turret, Y-axis lathe, and the MULTUS B400, a multi-function horizontal lathe with B-axis head.