GibbsCAM UKM (Universal Kinematic Machine) Unveiled at IMTS 2014 Brand-new CAM Engine Powering GibbsCAM 2015
MOORPARK, California, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that GibbsCAM UKM (Universal Kinematic Machine), the brand-new engine behind the upcoming release of GibbsCAM 2015, will be introduced at IMTS 2014, September 8-13, 2014, at McCormick Place, Chicago, in Booth # E-3310. GibbsCAM UKM is a complete reengineering of the CAM engine and how it relates to machine definitions and machine tools, blurring the line between the definition of mills and lathes.
Bill Gibbs, CEO and President of Gibbs and Associates explains: "CAM systems were designed based on the way mills and lathes were originally created to move. Mill-turns and multi-task machines (MTM) started merging the two. GibbsCAM UKM was created from the ground up with no limitations. It can handle any number of axes in any direction, with multiple tools cutting simultaneously. With GibbsCAM UKM, users can program and accurately simulate virtually any machine today and even machines that haven't been invented yet."
A complete paradigm shift, the benefits of the GibbsCAM UKM engine extend throughout the entire product line, not just those areas relating to complex machines. Dramatic improvements to rendering and Machine Simulation provide the most accurate simulation available, giving customers the confidence that what they see on the computer screen is what will happen at the machine. Machine simulation and post processors are built on the same kinematic model, optimizing the programmer's time and ensuring complete accuracy.
The new UKM architecture is backward compatible, so current post processors and machine simulation models for GibbsCAM will continue to provide a return on investment. In addition, customers will be able to program and simulate the most complex machines on the market, including machines from Bumotec, Citizen, DMG MORI, Doosan, Matsuura, Mazak, Nakamura-Tome, Okuma, Star, Tornos, Willemin-Macodel, and many others.
Significant changes have been made to the tooling functionality of GibbsCAM 2015. In addition to new tool types being added (Barrel, Dovetail, Convex Tip, E-style ISO insert, and tools defined by solids), GibbsCAM now has dynamic 3D viewing of tools and tool-holders in the tool dialog, allowing users to accurately visualize the tools they are selecting for the job.
An entire new category of tooling has been added called Intermediate Tooling. This allows for items that are neither tools nor fixed parts of the machine, such as fixtures (chucks, tailstocks, steadyrests) and toolblocks (adapter blocks, holders for toolholders, and the like). Programmers can create libraries of toolblocks to easily setup complex machines, and can share those libraries across different parts, saving time and reducing errors.
GibbsCAM 2015 has significant improvements throughout the product line, from geometry creation to toolpath strategies, including additional High Speed Machining (HSM) strategies. New functionality has been added to aid in the importing and machining of hole features. Holes are now treated as fully associative features of solid bodies, including those imported from SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, or CATIA V5. Compound holes (holes with multiple segments that might each be tapered or threaded) are now supported as well. New Geometry tools include improved spline editing and contour tracing capabilities. Improvements to machining include new Adaptive Roughing capabilities, pre-drilling and background processing for VoluMill, and many new capabilities for the Tombstone Management System, which has long been recognized as the most comprehensive software for programming parts on a tombstone.
With over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron Ltd., or Cimatron, is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software 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's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over thirty 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 that 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 Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Certified for 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 Program, is a Siemens Solution Partner Program-PLM for Solid Edge product, is a Gold Tier Partner within the PTC Partner Advantage Program 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, DMG MORI, Haas, Index, MAG, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Okuma 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, visit its web site (http://www.GibbsCAM.com) or call 1-800-654-9399 (outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
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