GibbsCAM User Takes Gold at Skills Canada CNC Programming Competition GibbsCAM takes home top honors in both regional & national events
MOORPARK, California, August 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that the student taking the Gold medal in the Skills Canada national championship used GibbsCAM CNC programming software. The Skills program (Skills Canada and SkillsUSA) promotes and encourages youth education and training in the skilled trades and technologies. The annual competitions provide the opportunity for students to compete in their chosen fields, both locally, nationally, and even worldwide.
At the Skills Canada 2013 event, held in Vancouver in June 2013, Collin MacDougall, a student from Red River College in Manitoba, competed on the national level and took Gold in the CNC programming competition, using GibbsCAM software.
"Competitors were required to complete a project on both the machining center and turning center over the two days of competition. Collin was the only competitor to use GibbsCAM to produce his programs. Collin came out on top against competition from all over Canada. He also represented himself, Red River College, and Manitoba admirably," explains Warren Palmer, Manufacturing instructor at RRC.
Students using GibbsCAM software also competed in the regional events in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and BC. In the Skills Manitoba competition, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in the CNC Machining division were all taken by students of Red River College, exclusively using GibbsCAM software for CNC programming. The Skills Ontario Gold winner also used GibbsCAM software in the competition.
Known for its ease-of-use and short learning curve, GibbsCAM is an ideal choice for both students and industry. Designed by machinists for machinists, GibbsCAM provides an intuitive interface that quickly takes users through all phases of program creation; from geometry, tool, and toolpath creation, through post processing, providing an error-free CNC program. Since the Classroom and Student versions are operationally identical to the industry version, students are well equipped to make the leap from classroom to industry, bringing valuable programming skills with them.
CAM Solutions of Toronto supports Skills Canada students at each competition, including the national level. "When GibbsCAM students participate in SKILLS or design-through-manufacturing competitions, they always place well, because GibbsCAM is fast and easy to use," says Al Martins, director, CAM Solutions.
For more information on GibbsCAM, visit http://www.GibbsCAM.com
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For 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, 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 Seiki, 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 http://www.GibbsCAM.com or call 1-800-654-9399 (outside of North America: +1-805-523-0004).
With over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, 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.
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