Sep 12, 2011

GibbsCAM to be Demonstrated at Haas Demo Days

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, announced today that GibbsCAM will be demonstrated as part of Haas Automation’s annual Demo Days, to be held at numerous Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs), in the U.S. and Canada, on September 14, 2011.

During this year’s Demo Days, Haas features its new ST and DS series of multi-task machines with Y axis and dual spindles, which are available in standard and super-speed configurations. There will be live demonstrations on the Haas machines, plus educational seminars on the latest trends for increasing efficiency in discrete-part manufacturing.

“Gibbs is gratified to participate at Haas Demo Days once again,” said Robb Weinstein, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning of Gibbs and Associates. “We will demonstrate how a combination of GibbsCAM and Haas machines provides an ideal solution for customers who need to increase output, productivity and profits with single-setup millturn machining. In addition, we will highlight GibbsCAM’s VoluMill HSM option, which fully supports all Haas mills.”

Among the various HFOs featuring GibbsCAM are the following:

Tempe, AZ | HFO
Torrance, CA | HFO
Union City, CA | HFO
Denver, CO | HFO
Windsor, CT | HFO – Trident Machine Tool
Meridian, ID | HFO
Indianapolis, IN | HFO – Midwest
Hanover, MD | HFO – Lance (a division of Phillips Corporation)
Colfax, NC | HFO – Jeffery’s Manufacturing Solutions
Franklin, TN | HFO – Jeffery’s Manufacturing Solutions
Auburn, WA | HFO
Richmond, BC Canada | HFO
Winnipeg, MB Canada | HFO – Thomas Skinner
Toronto, ON Canada | HFO

“In support of Haas Automation, we are presenting our complete solution for Haas CNC machines, with a special focus on the new Haas ST and DS series multi-task turning centers,” continued Mr. Weinstein. “We are happy to report that we have GibbsCAM post processors and machine simulation models for these new Haas MTM machines. In July, we announced our thousandth custom MTM post processor, and the new Haas post processors represent our continuing expansion of support for MTM machines with GibbsCAM MTM software, post processors and machine simulation.”

The Haas ST series machines provide 4” of Y-axis travel (± 2” from center) for off-center milling, drilling, and tapping, and include high-torque live tooling and a servo-driven C axis. The Haas DS series machines enable turning both sides of a part in a single set up, with spindles supporting fully synchronized turning and on-the-fly part transfers. With addition of Y and C axes, and live tooling, the machines provide one-setup machining.

The GibbsCAM MTM Module, like other GibbsCAM NC programming solutions, is easy to use. It also provides the efficiency of a single interface for turning, milling and non-cutting motion, and further simplifies programming of MTMs with its Synch Manager, a highly efficient, graphical utility that synchronizes tool groups, optimizes toolpath, and alerts users to inefficient or conflicting operations.

GibbsCAM MTM post processors are customized to provide error-free operation for specific machine-control combinations, thereby maximizing productivity and efficiency.

GibbsCAM MTM is integrated with GibbsCAM Machine Simulation for complete toolpath verification and simulation of all of the machine’s moving components, to assist in developing toolpath without conflicts and collisions among tools, work piece, work holding devices and other moving components.