Collaboration Extends Machine Simulation for GibbsCAM Users with NCSIMUL

   Collaboration Extends Machine Simulation for GibbsCAM Users with NCSIMUL

SPRING Technologies Releases GibbsCAM Plug-in for Direct Access to NCSIMUL

PR Newswire

MOORPARK, California, October 16, 2012

MOORPARK, California, October 16, 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 the release of the SPRING Technologies NCSIMUL Plug-in for
GibbsCAM®. The plug-in is a collaborative effort of Gibbs and Associates,
developer of the GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools, and
SPRING Technologies, developer of NCSIMUL, a major standard for NC program
simulation and feed rate optimization. The plug-in provides GibbsCAM users
direct access to the NCSIMUL application, which assists programmers with NC
program analysis and verification, and provides machine-tool simulation with
error and gouge detection. After NC programs are corrected of errors and
gouging, and fully verified, NCSIMUL provides options to optimize program
parameters to improve toolpath cycle time and cutting tool efficiency. The
NCSIMUL plug-in is supported by SPRING Technologies, and is immediately
available, worldwide, from SPRING Technologies and its resellers.

While the standard GibbsCAM machine tool simulation works from the GibbsCAM
program data before postprocessing, and uses machine-tool models created by
the user, NCSIMUL uses the machine-ready, postprocessed NC program,
(G-code/ISO code), enabling simulation and analysis one step closer to actual
machining. It also provides an extensive library of kinematic models of
lathes, turning centers, machining centers and multi-task machines, saving
users the time required to create precise models of their own machine tools.

"We are pleased with our new association with SPRING Technologies, and the
development of this plug-in for GibbsCAM," said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice
President of Sales and Strategic Planning of Gibbs and Associates. "For many
years, our approach to complementary technology that improves customer
productivity has been adoption, not reinvention, so the integration of NCSIMUL
with GibbsCAM is exciting, as it can help our customers improve cycle times,
tool life and surface finish with analysis and optimization at the last step
before machining."

"With this integration, we hope to help GibbsCAM users achieve higher
productivity through the toolpath analysis, verification, simulation and
optimization NCSIMUL provides," said Olivier Bellaton, General Manager of
SPRING Technologies. "For them, the NCSIMUL Plug-in enables direct access to
our machine-tool library, and all the functions designed to improve the
accuracy and efficiency of the machining process."

For the GibbsCAM user, the NCSIMUL plug-in is more powerful than as a
stand-alone application for two reasons. First, for ease of use and user
productivity, GibbsCAM is a fully integrated application that never requires
the user to leave the GibbsCAM environment to complete programming operations.
To maintain this integrity, the plug-in is accessed and activated from the
GibbsCAM menu bar. Second, as a plug-in, NCSIMUL imports GibbsCAM solid models
of part, stock, fixtures and other workholding devices, plus tooling
parameters, to develop the 3D tools required for full and accurate simulation.

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, Mori Seiki, 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).

About Cimatron

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, 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 exchange and the Tel Aviv
Stock Exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit
Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com.

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.
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of companies. Autodesk, Autodesk Inventor, and Inventor are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in theUSAand/or other countries.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
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

Philippe Solignac
SPRING Technologies
+33(0)1-43-60-25-24
psolignac@springplm.com

SOURCE Cimatron Ltd
 
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