GibbsCAM Selected for Membership in Okuma Partners in THINC
MOORPARK, California, December 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM
software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that
its subsidiary, Gibbs and Associates, has been selected for membership in Okuma America’s
Partners in THINC.
THINC is a collaborative network of over 40 companies that service the metal-cutting
and manufacturing industry with specialized software, equipment, expertise and a
commitment to solve problems and increase productivity for end users. With Okuma’s open
architecture, PC-based THINC(R)-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC strive to
provide the best possible integrated solutions to end users.
“We are pleased to be recognized for our expertise in providing a highly efficient,
productive, and easy-to-use CAM system to industry, and for the service and support we
provide our customers,” said Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates.
“We have been supporting Okuma machinery for over thirty years, and the THINC-OSP controls
since their introduction in 2004. We look forward to participating in the delivery of
integrated solutions that help manufacturers increase efficiency and profitability with
the latest and most sophisticated machine tools from Okuma.”
GibbsCAM is well known in the industry for its easy-to-use graphic interface, and its
extensive capabilities, providing a modular solution for programming all Okuma machine
tools, from their 3-axis mills and 2-axis lathes, to their multi-axis and multi-task
machines (MTMs). GibbsCAM is especially renowned for its support of Okuma MTMs, because it
programs turning and milling operations from a single interface, and provides error-free
postprocessing that results in machine-ready programs that require no editing. These
capabilities extend to all of Okuma’s machine tools. With a library of over 11,000
postprocessors, including over 1,000 for MTM machines, Gibbs has many postprocessors for
Okuma CNCs, including the MU, Millac, Multus and Macturn series.
Mr. Gibbs was recently the speaker at the Okuma “Go Beyond Productivity to
Profitability” open house, in Houston, Texas, on November 15, where machine-tool
distributor Hartwig used GibbsCAM to program all of the Okuma machine tools on display and
in operation, including four 4-axis, double-turret vertical and horizontal lathes, three
4-axis vertical and horizontal mills, plus the Okuma LB3000 EX, a double spindle, single
turret, Y-axis lathe, and the MULTUS B400, a multi-function horizontal lathe with B-axis
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 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, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, Mazak, Mitsubishi,
DMG/Mori Seiki, 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
design [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=4470&lang=EN ], electrodes
design [http://www.cimatron.com/Main/general.aspx?FolderID=4515&lang=EN ], 2.5 to 5 axes
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 exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock
Exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit Cimatron’s web site at:
The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, and “Powerfully Simple. Simply
Powerful.” are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of Gibbs and Associates in
the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are
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are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other
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their respective owners.
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Contact: Yvonne Anderson Gibbs and Associates +1(805)523-0004 +1(805)523-0006 (Fax) YvonneA@GibbsCAM.com
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