GibbsCAM 2013 Released
Includes New Options for Turbo Machinery and Porting
MOORPARK, California, June 12, 2013
MOORPARK, California, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM
software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced
today that it has released the newest version of GibbsCAM NC programming
software, GibbsCAM 2013. This new version includes enhancements to the entire
suite of GibbsCAM software to improve efficiency and profitability. Two new
options have been added to the software suite as well, 5-Axis MultiBlade and
GibbsCAM 2013 includes many software enhancements, mostly focusing on
increasing the efficiency of part programming and the efficiency of machine
run time. Enhancements include:
oMill Feature- Allows the user to assign certain machining attributes
directly to part features. This allows users to save and reuse Knowledge
Based Machining (KBM) information for best practice machining on families
of parts. New parts and part changes are handled quickly and easily by a
single mouse click.
oLathe Threading/Thread Whirling- Users can now define lathe threads from
any valid shape, including shapes that contain arcs or splines. Post
processors can be upgraded to support native arc threads (G35 and G36) for
a more efficient NC program.
oSurface Flow- Improved machining strategies for solids machining include
an improved algorithm that smoothly handles most nonplanar fillets and
other blended faces, resulting in better surface finish and more efficient
oGeometry Shape Combine-New functionality allows users to manipulate
shapes that can be combined through Boolean operations such as union,
subtraction, and intersection, trimmed, or broken into segments.
oProfiler modes-The Profiler now has increased functionality allowing
users to slice spun bodies, silhouettes, and cylinders.
oLathe Plunge Roughing-Improvements to Lathe Plunge Roughing result in
toolpaths that remove more material in less time with improved tool wear.
oDrilling and Thread Milling Patterns-Users can now place Drilling and
Thread Milling in patterns. Pre-mill drilling of patterned milling
operations will pick up the pattern automatically.
oPocketing Improvements-Several improvements to Pocketing continue to
improve the efficiency of the program, including features such as
"Outermost Shape As Boss" and improvements to mixed-shape pocketing with
smarter entry and exit moves.
The new 5-Axis MultiBlade option targets the machining of turbo machinery
parts. It simplifies the programming of impellers, blisks and blings with
specialized functions that include roughing, blade finishing, hub finishing,
splitter, sub-splitter and wall finishing, and extension and control of
leading and trailing edges.
A new 5-Axis Porting option provides specialized functionality for the
machining of hollow shapes that have significantly different shapes or sizes
at each open end or have a significant amount of curvature from one end to the
other, including engine ports, manifolds, and throttle bodies. This dedicated
new option simplifies the creation of these highly complex shapes with faster
programming time, a cleaner, more efficient toolpath and more efficient
"We are pleased to release GibbsCAM 2013," said Bill Gibbs, founder and
president of Gibbs and Associates. "We have worked hard to provide our
customers with a robust group of enhancements that will help them become more
profitable by increasing the efficiency of not just their NC programming, but
also improving their machine run times. We have listened to what our customers
want and need, and these are just the types of enhancements that customers
need to stay competitive in today's economy."
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over 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 Windows® 8
Compatible, 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, 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,
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
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
Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CIMT. For
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Contact: Yvonne Anderson
Gibbs and Associates
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