Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, California), the developer of GibbsCAM software and a Cimatron company, has granted 65 seats of software to Purdue University’s College of Technology, where more than 5,500 students are pursuing technical degrees. The CAM system will run on five networks at the university’s Indiana campuses in West Lafayette, Kokomo, New Albany, Columbus and South Bend. “The software significantly extends the CAM software capabilities available to Purdue students and faculty across our statewide facilities,” says Dr. Henry Kraebber, Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET) professor and department chair.
Excluding training services, the grant is valued at nearly $760,000. It includes modules for three-axis milling; rotary milling; lathe turning; five-axis milling and turning; machine tool simulation; ACIS and STEP readers; CATIA and UG/NX translators; and software maintenance. Also included are postprocessors for the various Haas, Emco, Hurco, Fryer and Mazak machine tools within Purdue’s College of Technology.