Gibbs and Associates has granted 50 seats of its GibbsCAM software to Boston University’s College of Engineering. The software, which has a commercial value of more than $725,000, provides the students the ability to program a full range of CNC machine tools, from importing CAD models to generating tool paths to verifying the part program with machine-tool simulation. Programming capabilities include two- through five-axis milling, two-axis turning, turn-mill, multitask machining and wire EDM. The software also provides native interoperability with PTC Creo Parametric software, the college’s CAD standard, enabling direct transfer of PTC Creo models to GibbsCAM for manufacturing.
GibbsCAM will be used in both the traditional classroom environment and in the university’s new, 20,000-sq.-ft. Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), where engineering students will learn about product development from concept through design, manufacturing and delivery.
“It is with great pleasure that we partner with Boston University to supply a state-of-the art CNC programming system for incorporation into their engineering and manufacturing curricula and the EPIC facility,” says Robb Weinstein, Gibbs senior vice president of sales and strategic planning. “In addition to being an efficient platform for manufacturing, GibbsCAM is also an effective tool for teaching and learning CNC programming and machining processes. We are confident that the College of Engineering will find GibbsCAM to be a valuable asset for educating the manufacturing professionals of tomorrow.”