Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 5:00 AM

GibbsCAM simplifies the programming of complex
MTM machines, such as this configuration
showing a part being center drilled on the main
spindle while another part is being turned
simultaneously on the sub-spindle
with a tool from the rear gang

 

A leader in the area of MTM (Multi-Task Machining) programming, Gibbs will be demonstrating its latest developments in this area of complex machine programming. Always focusing on helping customers program parts quickly, accurately and efficiently, the next generation of GibbsCAM's MTM solution helps customers utilize the full capabilities of complex MTM machines, including 5-axis rotary head and Swiss-style machines.  MTM machines pose special challenges to users, including programming machines with multiple spindles and turrets cutting multiple parts simultaneously.  GibbsCAM's signature easy-to-learn and use interface walks customers through such complex part programming. Stunning graphics enable users to see an accurate simulation of the part being machined, providing full visualization of errors like tool interference and gouges long before the part gets to the shop floor, preventing costly mistakes.

Also highlighted at IMTS will be GibbsCAM's newest improvements in Automated Programming, including the introduction of "smart features." Smart features help users program parts faster by retaining data about the feature itself, including depths, clearances and feature types (pocket, boss, slot, etc.). Customers can create automatic processes for different features, which will quickly and automatically create programs to customer specifications.  Improvements to the Knowledge-Based Programming capabilities continue to enable customers to automatically program families of parts and parts with similar features.

Demonstrating recently released GibbsCAM 2012+, Gibbs will be showcasing tremendous speed gains made possible by utilizing multi-core and multi-threading technology. Speed gains of up to 30 times enable customers to realistically render complex parts with startling speed.  A leading, best-in-class CAM system, GibbsCAM 2012+ boasts new features and improvements throughout its broad product line.