High-Speed Machining/MTM Improvements
Gibbs and Associates will highlights its GibbsCAM’s High-Speed Machining (HSM) capabilities at EMO 2013 in Hall 25, Booth G30, including GibbsCAM’s use of VoluMill, which enables up to three times faster machining and significantly reduced tool wear, the company notes. This capability maximizes material removal rates by building toolpaths that optimally control tool cutting factors, automatically taking into account the best option for milling pockets, including the speed of a tool plunging into the material and material removal rates. Variation in tool load is smoothed, allowing the machine to use much higher speeds and feeds.
The company’s Multi-Task Machining (MTM) capabilities provide seamless access to both turning and milling capabilities. The machine tool’s specific configuration is automatically captured by GibbsCAM’s settings, and full support is offered for the machine’s utility operations. Support is also provided for an unlimited number of turrets and spindles, with only one set-up required for the machine to transfer the part from spindle to spindle.
Recently-released GibbsCAM 2013 will be demonstrated, showing the broad range of enhancements included in this release, such as new capabilities for Feature and Knowledge based machining, contouring and pocketing improvements, and new options for turbomachinery and engine porting specializations. GibbsCAM 2013 is focused on programming and machining efficiency, and maximizing productivity and profitability for end users.
Sister software CimatronE, an integrated CAD/CAM solution with dedicated functionality for mold and die makers and discrete part manufacturers, will also be on display.