Updated CAM System Supports Tool, Fixture Libraries

Gibbs and Associates’ GibbsCAM 2015 includes enhancements for specific functions.

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Gibbs and Associates’ GibbsCAM 2015 includes enhancements for specific functions. Among them are additions for tool definition and support for various tool types including lathe and mill form tools created as 3D solids, 70-degree (ISO E-style) lathe tools, and straight, tapered and stepped mill tool shanks. Support for tool blocks, fixtures and a fixture library are also included.

The 2015 version is integrated with Sandvik Coromant’s Adveon Tool Library, which enables importing cutting tools and intermediate tooling from Sandvik and other ISO-13399-compliant systems.

For users of complex machines, the Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) architecture enables programming and simulating machines of any configuration, whether they be multi-axis mills or multi-spindle, multi-turret, multi-tasking or Swiss-style machines. UKM provides more accurate simulation and is backward compatible with post processors, avoiding inconvenience to customers.