3D Systems has recently declared the release of GibbsCAM® 2016 software for production machining. Building on the revolutionary Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) technology of the previous edition, GibbsCAM 2016 delivers a variety of improvements to increase efficiency, accelerate programming speed, and enhance visualization and accuracy for CNC machine programming. The GibbsCAM platform provides a powerful complement to additive manufacturing processes, further empowering 3D Systems’ users to transform digital concepts into physical realities.
The enhanced kinematic framework of GibbsCAM 2016 makes it a powerful and versatile CAM platform that is effective in nearly every manufacturing environment. GibbsCAM is compatible with a wide range of programming and machining operations, including solid modelling, high speed machining, 2- to 5-axis milling, wire-EDM, multi-task machining and more.
New features and functions of GibbsCAM 2016 include: Enhanced thread milling, The latest VoluMill™ technology, New oriented turning capabilities, and Added toolpath strategies for 5-axis milling.
“The GibbsCAM platform is a key component in today’s advanced manufacturing workflows, allowing our customers to optimize their machine processes and unlock greater productivity,” said Calvin Hur, Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, Software Products, 3D Systems. “By working closely with users over the past year, we’ve enhanced our understanding of the evolving needs of the factory floor, and are pleased to offer these improvements to help our customers maximize efficiency, safety and profitability.”