From the Mac to CAM

Bill Gibbs gratefully attributes the origins of GibbsCAM CNC programming software to the late Steve Jobs and the Apple Macintosh computer. For Bill, the Mac’s graphical user interface was inspirational.


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Bill Gibbs, founder of Gibbs and Associates, in 1987, with a Macintosh screen
displaying a 3D toolpath in the Gibbs system."


The passing of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, has many of us assessing the role one man can play in promoting technological change. Here is Bill Gibbs’ account of how the Macintosh computer, one of Steve Jobs’ first big hits, influenced the development of graphics-based NC programming systems such as GibbsCAM. Read more.