Machine Simulation Enhancements

Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, software for programming CNC machine tools is introducing enhancements to the GibbsCAM Machine Simulation option at IMTS.

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Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, software for programming CNC machine tools is introducing enhancements to the GibbsCAM Machine Simulation option at IMTS. Complementary to GibbsCAM’s integral Cut Part Rendering, which supports material removal simulation and verification, GibbsCAM’s Machine Simulation capability supports accurate simulation and validation of a CNC program’s machine tool motion, including five-axis simultaneous milling machines. The version of GibbsCAM Machine Simulation being introduced at IMTS adds support for turning, mill/turn and multi-task machine tools. Machine tools models can be built and setup like the real machine tool, then the CNC program is simulated to validate it prior to running the CNC program on the actual machine tool. Not only does this allow potential programming errors to be visually identified before they become very expensive mistakes out on the shop floor, but program inefficiencies can also be recognized and addressed.