Posted by: 12. June 2013

1,250 MTM Postprocessors Delivered

Gibbs' postprocessors support a large variety of multitasking machines.

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, recently delivered its 1,250th postprocessor in support of a large variety of multitasking machines (MTMs) from nearly 70 manufacturers. Each postprocessor is uniquely developed and configured for a specific combination of MTM, machine options and control.

Most MTMs require a CAM system capable of programming the complex combination of milling and turning while synchronizing the motion of multiple tool groups and spindles with part transfers and release, all within a restricted space. According to the company, GibbsCAM offers post-processors to generate CNC code that optimizes machine tool efficiency and accommodate shop-process preferences. The library of MTM post-processors, in combination with GibbsCAM software, allows customers to take full advantage of the productivity offered by MTMs.

“When new machines and new machine capabilities are introduced, we broaden GibbsCAM’s programming and post-processing functions to accommodate them,” said Robb Weinstein, senior vice president of sales and strategic planning of Gibbs and Associates. “Then we develop and deliver error-free post-processors, and maintain them ourselves, to ensure that our users never need to edit the output. This helps customers attain the highest levels of productivity in programming and machining and strengthens our relationships with our multiple machine tool partners.”

Gibbs has a staff dedicated to developing, implementing and maintaining post-processors. This post-processor group maintains a current library of nearly 11,000 unique post-processors to accommodate all types of lathes, mills, multitasking machines, and their associated controls.

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