GibbsNews Customer Newsletter
2015 Edition, Issue II
You may have heard that I’m retiring. This time the rumor is true. I will be finishing out 2015, but this will be my last year. It’s time to let younger people take the reins. The good news is that I am leaving a great team to continue developing GibbsCAM. Some of them have been around the entire life of Gibbs and Associates, and some that are relatively new, at only a decade or so. They care as much about GibbsCAM as I do. Read More »
Many of you have already heard the exciting news that the Cimatron Group, including GibbsCAM, was acquired by 3D Systems effective February 8th, 2015. 3D Systems is the recognized worldwide leader in providing 3D printers for the growing additive manufacturing market. The acquisition assures GibbsCAM will be well-positioned going forward as we enter the next generation of manufacturing: the digital manufacturing era.
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GibbsCAM 2015 Update
GibbsCAM 2015 is coming soon! You have probably noticed that GibbsCAM 2015 Release Candidates have been posted for Maintenance customers to download and experience all the significant improvements personally, even before the official release.
Maintaining quality is critical for us, so GibbsCAM 2015 will only be released when it meets our high standards. GibbsCAM 2015 is one of our significant releases ever, so we promise it will be well-worth the wait.
If you’re a Maintenance Customer, Click here to make sure you’re receiving the latest product news from us.
GibbsCAM 2015 Rollout Events are happening worldwide! Check the list below to find an event near you:
- Boston, MA, on July 14, 2015
- Wentzville, MO, on July 15, 2015
- Tukwila, WA, on July 15, 2015
- Hartford, CT, on July 16, 2015
- Schaumburg, IL, on July 21, 2015
- Wilsonville, OR, on July 21, 2015
- Philadelphia, PA, on July 22, 2015
- Rochester, NY, on July 23, 2015
- Spokane Valley, WA, on July 23, 2015
- Wichita, KS, on August 5, 2015
- Charlotte, NC, on August 19, 2015
Click here to learn more and RSVP.
GibbsCAM 2015 (v11) includes numerous changes, many involving post processing. Most GibbsCAM 2014 (v10.7) post processors will perform correctly in v11, and significant testing has been performed to ensure this. Read More »
GibbsCAM has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2016 3D mechanical design software under the Autodesk Certified Apps Program, making this the fifteenth consecutive year that GibbsCAM has been certified. Certification is important because these apps offer the highest level of quality, integration, and compatibility with select Autodesk products.
GibbsCAM directly opens Inventor part models, allowing customers to easily program machine tools from the models, extending cost reduction and efficiency through the programming and machining processes. GibbsCAM seamlessly reads Autodesk Inventor IPT (part model) and IAM (assembly) files, preserving all color information, CAD and hole features and attributes assigned within Inventor to provide continuity in recognizing and communicating part and feature attributes.
Alternatively, with the GibbsCAM Autodesk Inventor Add-in, the customers can transfer files directly into GibbsCAM with the “Transfer to GibbsCAM” menu option with Inventor software running on the same workstation. Once machining processes are defined in GibbsCAM, they are automatically updated when the Inventor model is revised. In addition, users can employ the GibbsCAM Plug-in for Autodesk Vault to allow interaction between GibbsCAM and the Autodesk data management software.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with Autodesk.
Sept. 2, 2015 at 2:00pm EST, Presented by GibbsCAM and Modern Machine Shop
Swiss-style machining has come far from its roots in making watch parts. The sliding-headstock CNCs now make similar parts across industries, becoming a subset of multitasking machines along the way. There are many configurations, from single tool gang, single spindle, mill-turn machines, to triple gang, multi-spindle, multitask machines doing 4- and 5-axis machining. Each type has special application, dependent on part lengths, run quantities, and part complexity, and each presents challenges. This webinar will discuss machine types, parts they make, challenges to machine implementation, and solutions for overcoming most of the challenges through programming, toolpath verification and machine simulation.
- Description of Swiss-style (sliding-headstock) machines and functions
- Tool gang and spindle configurations, from simple to complex machines
- Matching part types, lot sizes, and part complexity to machine types
- Machine implementation challenges, and solutions to overcome them
If you missed our webinar on 3-axis machining in May, you can now view it online. Check out time-saving techniques for both roughing and finishing all your 3-axis parts, from the simplest to the most complex. We will also show you how to optimize your CNC investment using the GibbsCAM suite of Advanced 3D machining strategies.
Come to our headquarters in sunny, Southern California for in-person, classroom-style training. New July dates have been added for Mill/Turn, Polar, Cylindrical, and SolidSurfacer training sessions.