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Single-interface CAM software for all your CNC programming needs—from simple 2-axis milling and turning to complex multi-task machining
- Single CAM software solution for any CNC machine
- Easy-to-use, customizable interface designed specifically for NC programming
- Proven, error-free library of post processors developed in-house
- Accurate, industry-leading machine simulation for even the most complex machines
- Multi-task machining (MTM) programming capabilities
What is GibbsCAM?
GibbsCAM is cutting-edge CAM software for programming CNC machine tools with the power and flexibility to make parts the way you want. With its single, shop-friendly interface that is customizable and easy to navigate, you’ll maximize productivity. Whether you’re a CNC programmer, machinist, or manufacturing engineer, you’ll find familiar terminology, icons that make sense, and logical processes. With GibbsCAM, CNC programming is flexible, fast, reliable, and efficient.
What can you do with GibbsCAM?
You can use GibbsCAM to program any CNC machine—including mills, lathes, multi-task machines, and Swiss machines—from simple 2-axis milling and turning to complex multi-task machining. In addition, you can customize GibbsCAM to meet your unique business’ needs by adding options like MTM, machine simulation, wire EDM, VoluMill high-speed machining, and more.
PrimeTurning reduces cycle time up to 50%, and increases insert tool life up to 500%. PrimeTurning™ uses the slope of the insert for chip thinning to allow you to make heavy cuts and spread cutting forces and heat over a larger portion of the cutting edge. PrimeTurning™ adapts the feed rate (excellent for cutting on a taper) to constantly manage chip thickness which is ideal for high-volume and unattended environments.
Sandvik Coromant’s PrimeTurning
Cylindrical milling is easier with direct selection of a “Slice” in the CS depth axis—select a closed profile to machine a cylindrical boss or pocket, or select two loops to machine a groove or ring without the need to extract edge geometry and unwrap the shape.
New Spiral Boring functionality cuts a spiral out to the full diameter at each Z step, which substantially increases cutting feed rate and depth due to a more consistent tool load.
Multifunction Insert Drill type can be used to perform both turning and drilling/boring operations (such as the Sandvik Coromant CoroDrill 880 series). The Multifunction Insert Drill tool type can seamlessly switch between turning, lathe drilling, and mill drilling without retraction or tool change motions.
Also included is a new option for Lathe Drilling with counter-rotating tools that instructs the live tooling spindle to turn in the opposite direction at a specified RPM to effectively increase spindle speed and significantly boost material removal rates.
Cutting Load Control
Control Cutting Load Variation in order to suppress resonance-induced chatter and improve chip breaking for CNC machines. This machine capability is also called variable spindle speed by Okuma, and low frequency vibration by Citizen.
VoluTurn functionality has also been extended to manage the active control of chip thickness during the cut by varying the feed rate instantaneously with any changes in cut depth.
Thread Turning operations have been expanded with Face Threading, Variable Pitch Threading, Multi-pitch, and Position Tool Front options. Users can produce a spiral thread on the face of a part, vary pitch threads incrementally per revolution, or generate different pitches on a continuous thread, with easy control of exact start/end specs in the tool dialog.
Variable Pitch Threading