Monday, May 4, 2009 5:00 AM
MOORPARK, CA – May 4, 2009 – Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced that Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, its software for programming CNC machine tools, will demonstrate new enhancements to the 5-axis module of GibbsCAM 2009 at EASTEC 2009 in exhibit #5429, at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, MA from May 19-21, 2009.
"The new features and enhancements within our 5-axis module provide greater flexibility and productivity in using multi-axis machines," says Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "The latest enhancements accommodate the increasing number of machinists who choose 5-axis machining to reduce set-ups and overall machining time and those manufacturers whose jobs require 5-axis strictly because of part geometry. In addition to the overall improvements, users will find that enhancements to the postprocessors extend support to drive all 5-axis machines with rotary heads."
The general machining capabilities of the GibbsCAM 5-axis Module are:
- 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
- Integration with GibbsCAM Machine Simulation module for complete toolpath verification and simulation of all the machine's moving components
Enhancements for 2009 Version 9.3
- Additional tilting options for tool axis control, including tilt relative to impeller machining layer
- Advanced options for gouge checking, to include or exclude selected segments of toolpath, enabling toolpath trimming before first collision and after last collision
- New sorting options for better control of passes in roughing operations
- Added ability to flip arcs on lead-in and lead-out for links
- 5-axis work area angular axis limits
- Roughing enhancements, including a redesign of the Translate/Rotate dialog with new options
- New roughing option that changes cut direction with each pass
- New options for spiral machining cutting method for surface path creation
- New surface edge handling options for surface path creation
- Improved impeller roughing with new options for toolpath trimming, extension, smoothing and depth of cuts
- Adaptive cuts (for variable step-over cuts)
- New Damp feature for toolpath control to inhibit tool motion along tool axis at or near corners
GibbsCAM 2009 5-axis is shipping throughout the first quarter of 2009, including the international version, with localized User Interface in seventeen languages and localized documentation in six of the seventeen supported languages.
For more information about GibbsCAM, the GibbsCAM 2009 release, the GibbsCAM 5-axis module, or to locate your local GibbsCAM reseller, go to http://www.gibbscam.com/, call 1-800-654-9399, or email info@GibbsCAM.com.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over twenty five years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require.
The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM is certified for Microsoft's Windows Vista. GibbsCAM's data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select Product, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki, and Tornos. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd, and is now operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at http://www.gibbscam.com/.
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at http://www.cimatron.com/.
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