3/8/2005

CAM System Supports Multitask Machining

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The GibbsCAM MTM (Multitask Machining) option supports machine tools with multiple spindles and turrets or tool groups. The software addresses synchronizing multiple tools through its Sync Manager, an interface element in the intuitive, graphical user interface environment. The Sync Manager allows multiple process flows to be displayed relative to one another to facilitate setting synchronization points.

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The GibbsCAM MTM (Multitask Machining) option supports machine tools with multiple spindles and turrets or tool groups. The software addresses synchronizing multiple tools through its Sync Manager, an interface element in the intuitive, graphical user interface environment. The Sync Manager allows multiple process flows to be displayed relative to one another to facilitate setting synchronization points. The Sync Manager also takes into account dominant tooling and automatically adjusts operation durations based on which tooling controls the spindle speed, yet another level of detail programmers would normally have to contend with. In order to be able to support this range of machine tools, MTM was designed with machine configuration capability. New machine tools can be accommodated allowing the option to evolve right along with them. The company says it ensures that when the software is delivered to the customer, it is completely set up for its machine tool--from the machine configuration to the post processor used to generate edit-free, machine-specific NC code.

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