MOORPARK, CA – September 5, 2008 – Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced today that, in addition to demonstrations within Gibbs and Associates exhibit at IMTS 2008, D-3001, it will display the GibbsCAM software in the Mori Seiki exhibit, A-8400. Salient features of the GibbsCAM software include enhancements within the forthcoming GibbsCAM 2009 release and the recently released GibbsCAM post processors developed for the Mori Seiki NZ series of machine tools.
"We are pleased to display our latest software and the post processors that resulted from our collaboration with Mori Seiki engineers," says Bill Gibbs, founder and CEO of Gibbs and Associates. "We take pride in our ability to support the features of the latest multi-axis, multi-spindle and multi-turret machines with ease-of-use functions and post processors that increase productivity for our production machining customers across machine tool product lines."
The latest GibbsCAM features include advanced 3D high speed machining and unique MTM programming and post processing functions. In addition to post processors for the Mori Seiki NZ series, NT series, NL series, ZL series, DL series, SL series, ZT series, GibbsCAM post processors for Mori Seiki's NMV series of 5-Axis machine tools are also available. Key among the GibbsCAM programming, post processing and verification functions to support the Mori Seiki machines are:
- Synchronization with GibbsCAM MTM Synch Manager to optimize turret utilization and cycle times,
- Spinning tool, to support the Mori Seiki developed simultaneous spinning of part and cutting tool during material removal,
- Pinch or balanced turning, to work simultaneously with upper and lower turrets on the same spindle,
- Double or synchronized milling, for simultaneous milling and drilling with upper and lower turrets on the same spindle,
- Y-axis support on all turrets,
- Simultaneous 4 and 5-axis machining,
- Machine simulation for visual verification and collision detection and avoidance, and
- Gang style tool-holder-block support for fixed and live tools in machine simulation.
For more information about GibbsCAM, or to locate your local GibbsCAM Reseller, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email info@GibbsCAM.com. For more information about Mori Seiki and their line of machine tools, visit www.MoriSeiki.com.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over twenty years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require.
The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM has received Microsoft's "Designed for Windows XP/2000" and "Works with Windows Vista" certifications. GibbsCAM's data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select Product, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki, and Tornos. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd, and is now operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at www.GibbsCAM.com.
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at www.cimatron.com.
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