CAM Focus on HSM

Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, CA)—developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company—released enhanced capabilities across the entire GibbsCAM product family, along with a complete range of three-axis milling functionality with support for high-speed machining.

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Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, CA)—developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company—released enhanced capabilities across the entire GibbsCAM product family, along with a complete range of three-axis milling functionality with support for high-speed machining. Enhancements include: virtually unlimited undo/rollback capability; multiple viewport display capability; toolpath tool traversal visualization; hidden line toolpath display; pre-select highlighting; expanded display color management; advanced 3-D, high-speed machining for SolidSurfacer®, support for 3-D Material Only; support for more advanced tool shapes (tapered tools); new types of finishing processes (e.g. Surface Step-over Cut and Steep/Shallow Combination); improved toolpath quality; options to provide toolpath that better supports High Speed Machining; improved use of boundaries; enhanced entry/exit control; ability to directly machine Faceted bodies, including imported STL files; automatic Core/Cavity detection for inside out or outside in determination; operation splitting for tool wear and for optimal length out of holder; multi-threaded for multi-CPU machines and to support batch toolpath generation; automatic filleting of a surface to avoid sharp concave corners.