New Software Version Offers Advanced 3D High-Speed Machining

GibbsCAM 2009 is one of Gibbs and Associates most significant releases, with new features and many enhancements for the entire GibbsCAM product line. This release further decreases programming effort for all machine tool configurations and provides additional tools for its customers to easily achieve incremental gains in productivity. Features most applauded by early usersof the updated software generally fall into the categories of milling, turning, user interface and productivity and interoperability:These machining methods, specifically developed for multi-surface hard milling and high-speed machining in SolidSurfacer, provide high-quality surface finishes to reduce or eliminate polishing.

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GibbsCAM 2009 is one of Gibbs and Associates most significant releases, with new features and many enhancements for the entire GibbsCAM product line. This release further decreases programming effort for all machine tool configurations and provides additional tools for its customers to easily achieve incremental gains in productivity.

Features most applauded by early usersof the updated software generally fall into the categories of milling, turning, user interface and productivity and interoperability:

These machining methods, specifically developed for multi-surface hard milling and high-speed machining in SolidSurfacer, provide high-quality surface finishes to reduce or eliminate polishing. Included are several new routines useful for multiple applications. The various machining styles offer smooth entries, exits and cutting motions, with steep or shallow angle limits, rest passes, toolholder collision checking and options to change cutting style.

Some of the new machining methods include contour, constant step over cut, flats cut, lace cut, intersections, automatic core detection and improved pocketing.

Turning additions and enhancements include new lathe features and MTM enhancements to sync manager

User interface and productivity enhancements include multi-CPU support and batch processing, which allows users to continue working while they generate high-speed or multi-surface machining and other large toolpaths in the background, without tying up the workstation. Other enhancements include faster simulations, multiple view ports, graphics pre-selection and more.