GibbsCAM Delivers 1,500th Multitask Machine Post Processor

In December, Gibbs and Associates delivered its 1,500th post processor for GibbsCAM, in support of a growing variety of multitask machines from 75 manufacturers.

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In December, Gibbs and Associates delivered its 1,500th post processor for GibbsCAM, in support of a growing variety of multitask machines from 75 manufacturers. Each of the 1,500 post processors is uniquely developed and configured for a specific combination of machine, machine options, machine control and shop-process preference.

This milestone represents continuing adoption of MTMs for the productivity the machines can provide and increased utilization of GibbsCAM to program the machines. GibbsCAM MTM post processors, in combination with GibbsCAM software--widely known for its shop-friendly interface--allows Gibbs to provide a solution to customers who own “standard” or Swiss type multitask machines.

Gibbs has a staff dedicated to doing the machine and control research for the specific machine, and then developing, implementing and maintaining post processors for the customer. This service has proven most valuable to customers with multitask machines, because the machines require a specialized post processor that is unique to each machine configuration.

Multitasking machines require a CAM system capable of programming the complex combination of milling and turning within a restricted work envelope, while synchronizing multiple tool groups and spindles to machine, transfer and release parts.