Why Choose GibbsCAM?
Like most people, you probably go looking for a CAM system with pretty simple, and reasonable, expectations. You want a system that's powerful enough to handle your most challenging jobs, yet easy enough to learn and use so that you're up and running as quickly as possible. 

You also want to work with a software company you can trust, a company whose leadership will help ensure your own, a company you can trust to stand behind its products.

We believe you have found that in GibbsCAM and Gibbs and Associates.

A Tradition of Leadership Since 1982
Gibbs and Associates was a pioneer in the CAD/CAM revolution:

GibbsCAM Firsts:

  • First PC-based software with a genuine graphical user interface
  • First with truly associative toolpath
  • First with integrated part rendering
  • First U.S. PC software company to offer integrated solid modeling with CAD/CAM
  • And first with direct machining of solid models

GibbsCAM Modules
Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful
GibbsCAM, the CAM industry's recognized ease-of-use leader, offers simple to use, yet extremely powerful, solutions for programming CNC machine tools. GibbsCAMs intuitive, graphical user interface, is not only easy to learn, but is extremely efficient to use. Designed by machinists for machinists, GibbsCAM is extremely familiar to users coming from the shop floor. The GibbsCAM product family supports the full range of metal cutting machine tools, from basic milling and turning centers to rotary tables, to 3- and 5-axis simultaneous milling machines, complex multi-task machining machine tools to Wire-EDM devices through the seamless addition of modules. GibbsCAM's signature ease-of-use, programming efficiency, speed and short training time makes GibbsCAM the best tool for programming your parts.

GibbsCAM Production Milling
The base module of GibbsCAM's milling product line, Production Milling supports 2- thru simple 3-axis machining of wireframe geometry with full functionality for face milling, contouring, pocketing with unlimited bosses/islands, tapping, boring and drilling with many drill cycles.

GibbsCAM Production Turning
The base module of GibbsCAM's turning product line, Production Turning supports 2-axis machining of wireframe geometry with full functionality for contouring, automatic roughing, plunge roughing, drilling, threading, and tapping. When combined with Production Milling live tooling is supported.

GibbsCAM Advanced Milling
An incremental option to Production Milling or Turning, Advanced Milling supports defining local coordinate systems in any orientation/location in addition to the default standard primary plane coordinate systems.

GibbsCAM Rotary Milling
An incremental option to Production Milling, Rotary Milling supports machining wireframe geometry on rotary tables. Geometry can either be radial or flat and then wrapped.

GibbsCAM ProAXYZ 4as
With an extensive set of parameters which provide user control for 4-axis rotary machining, ProAXYZ 4as offers a rich programming environment for machining radially prismatic parts.

GibbsCAM Solids Import
The entry level module of GibbsCAM's solids-based machining capabilities, Solids Import supports importing and orienting solid models. Wireframe geometry is then extracted for machining using Production Milling or Turning. Solids can be sliced to generate machineable geometry.

GibbsCAM 2.5D Solids
The mid-level module of GibbsCAM's solid-based machining capabilities, 2.5D Solids supports directly machining 2.5D solids. Basic solid modeling functionality is also provided to build models from scratch, modify existing models, or solidify surface models into solids.

GibbsCAM SolidSurfacer
The most comprehensive of GibbsCAM's solid-based machining capabilities, SolidSurfacer provides advanced surface/solids modeling functionality and 3-axis multi-surface and solids machining. SolidSurfacer is ideally suited for mold cavities, cores, dies, aerospace, medical and automotive components.

GibbsCAM MTM (Multi-Task Machining)
With its intuitive graphical interface, MTM (Multi-Task Machining) supports creating optimal programs for complex multi-turret, multi-spindle multi-tasking machine tools which fully utilize their capabilities. Factory-built posts ensure error-free G-code output.

GibbsCAM TMS (Tombstone Management System)
Building upon basic capability in Production Milling, TMS(Tombstone Management System) provides an environment designed specifically for programming multiple parts fixtured on tombstones. Once the parts are positioned on the tombstone, corresponding program offsets and rotations are automatically generated.

GibbsCAM Machine Simulation
An extension to GibbsCAM's integrated Cut Part Rendering visualization/verification capability, Machine Simulation uses animated machine tool models to identify any program errors before they cause costly mistakes on the shop floor. 

GibbsCAM Wire-EDM
Programming 2- thru 4-axis Wire-EDM machines is supported by Wire-EDM. Program optimization and machine efficiency is ensured through the use of advanced technologies such as EPAK settings and machining strategies.

GibbsCAM Data Exchange
In order to ensure that part data can be received from anywhere, numerous data exchange modules supporting industry standard and proprietary formats are available for GibbsCAM. GibbsCAM has also received certification from a number of key CAD vendors based on meeting their interoperability requirements.

GibbsCAM ProAXYZ Suite for 5-Axis
A wide range of 5-axis capabilities, such as surface flow, swarf cutting, drilling, pocketing and contouring, is supported by ProAXYZ 5as. Even more extensive 5-axis functionality, such as collision control and multiple constraints, is available with ProAXYZ 5as+.

Productivity+ for GibbsCAM
To support the programming of their on-machine probes, Renishaw developed Productivity+ for GibbsCAM. Seamlessly integrated with GibbsCAM, Productivity+ allows probing sequences to be specified and verified using GibbsCAM's graphical environment.

For more Information see GibbsCAM homepage.


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