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Updated CAM System Supports Tool, Fixture Libraries

Gibbs and Associates’ GibbsCAM 2015 includes enhancements for specific functions.

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Gibbs and Associates’ GibbsCAM 2015 includes additions for tool definition and support for tool types including lathe and mill form tools created as 3D solids; 70-degree (ISO E-style) lathe tools; and straight, tapered and stepped mill tool shanks. The software also supports tool blocks and fixtures, and includes a fixture library. The 2015 release is integrated with Sandvik Coromant’s Adveon Tool Library, which enables importing cutting tools and intermediate tooling from Sandvik and other ISO-13399-compliant systems.

For users of complex machines, the Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) architecture enables programming and simulating machines of any configuration, including multi-axis mills or multi-spindle, multi-turret, multitasking or Swiss-type machines. UKM is said to provide more accurate simulation and is backward compatible with postprocessors.

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