provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and
manufacturing industries, announced today that, in addition to
demonstrations within Gibbs and Associates exhibit at IMTS 2008,
D-3001, it will demonstrate the GibbsCAM software in the Mazak
Corporation exhibit, A-8101. Featured functionality include the
enhancements within the forthcoming GibbsCAM 2009 release, MTM
software, and post processors for the Mazak product line, including
the Integrex series, Integrex e-series, Multiplex series, Quick Turn
series, Hyper Quadrex Model 150 MSY, and the VariAxis series.
"We are always excited to collaborate with our long-time partner in
presenting the latest technology," explains Robb Weinstein, Gibbs'
Senior VP, Sales and Strategic Planning. "Working with Mazak Technical
Centers around the world enables us to support the full range of
capability offered by Mazak CNC machines, from the simplest lathes to
the most complex 5-axis machining centers and multi-axis,
multi-spindle, multi-turret MTM machines. Participation in the Mazak
exhibit affords us the opportunity to demonstrate to Mazak customers
that GibbsCAM provides the productivity tools that allow them to
optimize the efficiency and throughput of their Mazak machines."
The latest GibbsCAM features include advanced 3D high speed machining,
a unique array of MTM functions, and post processors for Mazak machine
tools. Key post processor and other functions for Mazak MTM include:
- Synchronization with GibbsCAM MTM Synch Manager to optimize turret
utilization and cycle times, - Pinch or balanced turning, to work
simultaneously with upper and lower turrets on the same spindle, -
Double or synchronized milling, for simultaneous milling and drilling
with upper and lower turrets on the same spindle, - Y-axis support on
all turrets, - Simultaneous 4 and 5-axis machining, - Machine
simulation for visual verification and collision detection and
avoidance, - Flash Tool support, multiple tools in one for fast index,
and - Gang style tool-holder-block support for fixed and live tools in
For more information about GibbsCAM, go to , call +1-800-654-9399, or
email . For more information about Mazak Corporation and their line of
machine tools, visit .
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over twenty 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
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 has received Microsoft's "Designed for Windows
XP/2000" and "Works with Windows Vista" certifications. 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 Application Program, is a Solid
Edge Certified Select 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, call
1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at .
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations
worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM
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
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 is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol
CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at .
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in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and
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