Mathews - GibbsCAM Tombstone Machining
This video highlights Mathews Inc. and their use of GibbsCAM Tombstone Management System (TMS) to manufacture components for their archery components. All Mathews metal components are machined from aluminum, and 75% of the machined components, like this limb cup, which connects riser to limb on the Creed XS hunting bows, are made on a multi-part tombstone programmed with GibbsCAM TMS. The simple reason for using tombstones is productivity – maximizing the output of quality parts from available people, time and machines.
ABEN - GibbsCAM 5-Axis MultiBlade
This video highlights ABEN Machine Products and their use of GibbsCAM 5-Axis MultiBlade to program prototype impellers for natural gas powered turbine engines. While the predominant reason for ABEN to implement five-axis machining processes was to take on the impeller application, they began to find other applications in which the software would be beneficial. they quickly discovered that the software enabled other parts to be programmed and machined more efficiently.
Advance - GibbsCAM 5-Axis & VoluMill
This video highlights Advance Manufacturing Technology and their use of GibbsCAM 5-Axis and VoluMill for GibbsCAMfor their eight-piece medical prototype order the shop completed recently. Made from 316 stainless steel, the part is a clamp, approximately 1.75 inches × 1.00 inch × 0.75 inch, with two thin prongs. Because there would be heavy machining forces, to prevent rotation in the fourth-axis chuck, each piece was prepared by machining a hexagonal boss. Roughing was programmed with GibbsCAM VoluMill, which generates a high speed toolpath that maximizes material removal while minimizing tool wear. while having the GibbsCAM 5-Axis module really saved a lot of time, especially in finishing.