With live multi-axis machining of parts programmed with GibbsCAM
MOORPARK, CA – September 9, 2013 – Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that the new version of its software, GibbsCAM 2013, will be featured in the Willemin-Macodel Inc. exhibit at EMO, the biennial international trade fair for metalworking technology.
Several machines will be machining in the Willemin-Macodel exhibit, mainly components for watch and medical industry on multi-axis lathes and machining centers, most of them programmed using GibbsCAM. After the parts are modeled in SolidWorks (which is one of the many CAD formats that GibbsCAM reads), the solid models are opened by GibbsCAM, which is then used to program the individual parts for machining. The GibbsCAM post processors then generate the NC programs for specific Willemin-Macodel applications. One of the highlights of the exhibit will be the machining of a watch case to demonstrate the simultaneous 5-axis high-precision machining capabilities of the new 408S2 Willemin-Macodel machining center, which is also offered with a 4,000 RPM turning option.
EMO will be held at the Hannover Exposition Grounds, in Hannover, Germany, from September 16–21. Willemin-Macodel’s exhibit, with live machining demonstrations, will be in Booth C66, Hall 27. (GibbsCAM 2013 will also be featured at the Cimatron Booth – G30, Hall 25.)
“We have supported Willemin-Macodel machines and its customers for almost thirty years, and consequently have been enjoying a close technological and marketing relationship with it,” said Simon Voelker, Gibbs Distribution Manager for Europe. “We are therefore pleased to be part of an exhibit that shows the multi-axis, high-precision capabilities of Willemin-Macodel machine tools and demonstrates how easily GibbsCAM programs the Willemin-Macodel machines, including the new, full 5-axis, 408S2 machining center.”
GibbsCAM is easy to learn and easy to use, and supports a broad range of machine tools, from the simplest 2-axis lathes, to wire EDM, to 3- to 5-axis milling and the most complex, multi-axis, multi-task machines. Of special interest to Willemin-Macodel users is GibbsCAM’s flexibility and ease of use in programming precision machines for turning and simultaneous 3- to 5-axis milling and multi-task machining. The software opens CAD models from all the major CAD/CAM systems, in multiple formats, and includes its own modeling functions so that users can model and machine tooling and workholding devices, and generate geometry to edit and modify CAD models for efficient machining.
In addition, GibbsCAM and its users are supported by a current library of nearly 11,000 unique, error-free post processors which are created and maintained by a dedicated group of engineers at Gibbs and Associates. The library also includes some processors for Willemin-Macodel multi-tasking- and other machining centers.
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 www.GibbsCAM.com or call 1-800-654-9399 (outside of North America, call +1-805-523-0004).
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 traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CIMT. For more information, visit http://www.cimatron.com.
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