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3D Systems will be demonstrating GibbsCAM 2016, the next generation of its CAM software, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 12-17, 2016, held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

IMTS will be an ideal opportunity for the industry to check out the level of ease and sophistication that GibbsCAM 2016 software brings to production machining. Its revolutionary Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) technology delivers increased efficiency, accelerated programming speed, and enhanced visualization and accuracy to CNC machine programming.

New features and functions for GibbsCAM 2016 include:

  • Enhanced thread milling, including support for multi-point tools, tapered threads for both single- and multi-point tools, and improved simulation.

  • The latest VoluMill technology, providing new toolpath strategies to optimize high speed roughing of large pockets and slots, open face milling strategies that can decrease cutting time by up to 60 percent, and Technology Expert integration for ready access to optimal speeds and feeds.

  • New oriented turning capabilities, giving users added control in how tools interact with parts—from using a single tool at multiple B orientations to reorienting tool groups for use on a different spindle to full support of Flash Tooling for multiple-orientation turning tools.

  • Added toolpath strategies for five-axis milling, enabling users to define toolpath direction using the natural flow of a surface with the new Flowline option, toolpaths with extended width and length, improved five-axis drilling, multi-stepped pocket roughing and new gouge checking strategies.

Recognized for its ease of use, GibbsCAM was designed to help users eliminate scrap and reduce cycle times. By closely working with shop owners and shop floor employees, 3D Systems established the evolving needs and necessities for helping its customers maximize efficiency, safety and profitability while giving them the freedom to create without limitations and deliver significantly better products than ever before.

3D Systems will feature displays in two IMTS booths. North Building, Hall B, N-68 will feature the company’s wide range of design-to-manufacturing hardware and software technologies. South Building, S-9119 will highlight 3D printing technologies.

Visit the company's IMTS showroom for more information.

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