GibbsCAM Reaches Another Milestone
Delivers 1,250th MTM (Multi-Task Machine) Post-Processor
MOORPARK, California, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software
solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that this month
it delivered its 1,250th post-processor for its GibbsCAM [http://www.gibbscam.com ](R)
software in support of a large variety of Multi-Task Machines (MTMs) from nearly 70
manufacturers. Each of the 1,250 post-processors is uniquely developed and configured for
a specific combination of MTM machine, machine options and control. The achievement of
this milestone evidences continuing adoption of MTMs for the productivity those machines
can provide, and increased utilization of GibbsCAM to program this type of machine.
Most MTMs require a CAM system capable of programming the complex combination of
milling and turning while synchronizing the motion of multiple tool groups and spindles,
with part transfers and release, all within a restricted space. This complexity, combined
with the necessity of optimizing programs to minimize production time and cost, drives MTM
users to GibbsCAM because (i) programming and optimization of machine motion is much
simpler and faster with GibbsCAM, and (ii) GibbsCAM has the post-processors to generate
CNC code that optimizes machine tool efficiency and accommodates shop-process preferences.
The library of MTM post-processors, in combination with GibbsCAM software – widely known
for its ease of learning and ease of use – allows Gibbs to provide a more complete and
immediate solution to customers who need the productivity offered by MTMs.
“We continue our leadership position in MTM programming, with the best assortment of
MTM post-processors in the industry, as, when new machines and new machine capabilities
are introduced, we broaden GibbsCAM’s programming and post-processing functions to
accommodate them,” said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Strategic
Planning of Gibbs and Associates, a Cimatron Group subsidiary. “Then we develop and
deliver error-free post-processors, and maintain them ourselves, to ensure that our users
never need to edit the output. This helps customers attain the highest levels of
productivity in programming and machining, strengthens our relationships with our multiple
machine tool partners, and maintains our reputation for having the most effective, easiest
to use, and most versatile solution for MTM programming.”
Most CAM software vendors provide a post-processor as a generic tool, and relegate
time-consuming configuration and implementation (which require reiterative testing,
trouble shooting and correction) to their users and resellers. In contrast, Gibbs has a
staff dedicated to developing, implementing and maintaining post-processors. The GibbsCAM
post-processor group maintains a current library of nearly 11,000 unique post-processors
to accommodate all types of lathes, mills, multi-task machines, and their associated
The 1,250 MTM post-processors support the various machine model-control combinations
from the following manufacturers of multi-task machines:
- Amera Seiki - Anca - Benzinger - Berry - Binns - G. Boley - Bumotec - Century - Chiron - Cincinnati - Citizen - Clausing-Colchester - DAC International - Doosan - DMG - EMCO - Eurotech-Biglia - Fagor - Farrell - Giddings & Lewis - Ganesh - Gildemeister - Gital - Haas - Hankook - Hanwha - Hardinge - Hitachi Seiki - Hwacheon - Index - Intertech - Johnford - Hyundai-Kia - KMT (Knowledge) - MAG - Matsuura - Mazak - Miyano - Monarch - Mori Seiki - Nakamura-Tome - New Century - Nomura - Okuma - PCC Olofsson - Phoenix - RCR - REM - Samsung - Schaublin - Spinner - Star CNC - SMT Swedturn - Takamaz - Takisawa - Tornos-Deco - Toshulin - Traub - Trevisan - Tsugami - Victor - Warner & Swasey - Wasino - Weiler - WFL Millturn Technologies - Willemin-Macodel - Yama Seiki - ZPS
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 its web site (http://www.GibbsCAM.com) or call 1-800-654-9399
(outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
With 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 [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=2997&lang=EN ], die
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milling [http://www.gibbscam.com/solutions/index.php?so=1 ], wire EDM
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[http://www.gibbscam.com/solutions/index.php?so=2 ], mill-turn
[http://www.gibbscam.com/solutions/index.php?page=modules-overview ], rotary milling
[http://www.gibbscam.com/solutions/index.php?page=modules-overview ], multi-task machining
[http://www.gibbscam.com/solutions/index.php?so=2 ], and tombstone machining
[http://www.gibbscam.com/solutions/index.php?page=modules-overview ]. 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
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