CAM Software Handles Any Number of Axes

3D Systems’ GibbsCAM 2015 is powered by a new Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) engine developed to enable greater accuracy in toolpath verification and machine simulation.

3D Systems’ GibbsCAM 2015 is powered by a new Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) engine developed to enable greater accuracy in toolpath verification and machine simulation. According to the developer, GibbsCAM UKM reengineers the CAM engine and how it relates to machine tools and definitions, blurring the line between mills and lathes. It can handle any number of axes in any direction, with multiple tools cutting simultaneously. The latest release also improves rendering and machine simulation with the addition of dynamic 3D viewing of tools and toolholders for more accurate simulation. An intermediate tooling category has been added, as well as integration with Sandvik Coromant’s Adveon Tool Library. Users can program and simulate machines from Bumotec, Citizen, DMG MORI, Doosan, Matsuura, Mazak, Nakamura-Tome, Okuma, Star, Tornos, Willemin-Macodel and others.

Also on display will be 3D Systems’ CimatronE 12 integrated CAD/CAM software for mold, tool and die makers featuring updates to its NC Programming process manager, VoluMill tool path, cooling design and analysis capabilities, and EDM setup. Additionally, the company is highlighting its Geomagic software solutions and scanning hardware, designed to enable a complete 3D “digital thread” by delivering integrated tools for scanning of physical objects direct to CAD, design, sculpting and engineering of parts ready for manufacture through both traditional and additive methods.

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