CAM Software Helps Eliminate Scrap and Reduce Cycle Times

GibbsCAM 2016 was designed with the assistance of shop owners and shopfloor employees.


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An example of oriented turning capabilities.

3D Systems, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, will be demonstrating its latest CAM software, GibbsCAM 2016, at IMTS this fall. Building on its Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) technology, the latest version delivers increased efficiency, accelerated programming speed and enhanced visualization and accuracy for CNC machine programming.

According to the company, new features and functions include:

  • Enhanced thread milling, including support for multi-point tools, tapered threads for both single- and multi-point tools, and improved simulation.
  • The latest VoluMill technology, providing new toolpath strategies to optimize high-speed roughing of large pockets and slots, open face milling strategies that can decrease cutting time by up to 60 percent, and Technology Expert integration for access to optimal speeds and feeds.
  • New oriented turning capabilities, giving users added control in how tools interact with parts.
  • Added toolpath strategies for five-axis milling, enabling users to define toolpath direction using the natural flow of a surface with the new Flowline option. Toolpaths can also now be extended in width as well as length. It also includes improved five-axis drilling, multi-stepped pocket roughing and new gouge checking strategies.

GibbsCAM was designed in tandem with shop owners and shopfloor employees to help users eliminate scrap and reduce cycle times. Visit booth #E-3310 for a live demonstration at IMTS 2016 in September.



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