3D Systems to Demonstrate the Latest GibbsCAM Release at EASTEC

Latest version contains significant improvements that deliver increased efficiency, programming speed, visualization and accuracy

MOORPARK, California, March 6, 2017 – 3D Systems announced today that it will showcase the latest version of its industry leading GibbsCAM® CNC programming software at EASTEC, May 16-18, in West Springfield, MA, booth #5537.

The latest version of GibbsCAM MTM™ (Multi-Task Machining) software combines flexibility and control in a single, shop-friendly interface together with improvements in milling and turning functionality, 5-axis milling and multi-axis turning. GibbsCAM also features a library of over 1,800 post-processors to support the growing variety of standard and Swiss-style MTMs from nearly 100 manufacturers.

The optimized VoluMill™ for GibbsCAM wireframe and solids has a new, integrated Technology Expert that calculates the most efficient speeds and feeds for VoluMill toolpaths, and automatically calculates spiral toolpaths in large pockets. Open face milling calculations reduce cutting time by up to 60% while optimized cutting motions in slots and corners further reduce cutting time and tool wear.

The powerful 5-Axis Milling has been improved and now includes:

  •  Flowline, a new pattern type that creates U or V aligned toolpaths on a single surface without selecting additional bounding geometry.
  •  A new Mirror Toolpath function available for Surface, Triangle Mesh, Swarf Machining and Wireframe strategies.
  •  A new Follow Surface Topology functionality that allows for stripe milling, which follows the actual curvature of the surfaces in Swarf Machining when using multiple slices.
  •  A new Gouge strategy that avoids collisions by retracting along a plane normal to the tool axis while retaining tool orientation and height.

More information is available at GibbsCAM.com

About 3D Systems

3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30-year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models. 

More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com

Image Caption: Toolpath shows GibbsCAM’s optimized
VoluMill technology which can reduce cutting time and
tool wear by up to 60%.

Travis Schwartz (Sidebotham)
Marketing Support Specialist
3D Systems
323 Science Drive
Moorpark CA 93021, USA
Tel: +1 805 523 0004  
Mobile: +1 805 390 5116


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