Cimatron Limited, a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced that Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM(R), its software for programming CNC machine tools, will partner with Celeritive Technologies to incorporate VoluMill(TM) as an integrated option for GibbsCAM. This software collaboration will provide a seamless integration between GibbsCAM and VoluMill’s ultra-high performance toolpath engine.
"One challenge of CNC machining is how to cut a part faster," states Bill Gibbs, Founder and President of Gibbs and Associates. "With a CNC machine being the major cost factor in a CNC shop, machine time is literally money. CAM software plays a key role in the production of part programs that can cut parts faster. Gibbs is constantly seeking new and improved technologies to help Gibbs customers." VoluMill’s capabilities provide GibbsCAM customers a high-performance solution to optimize run cycle times.
VoluMill within GibbsCAM offers expanded milling solutions for cutting methods that maximize material removal rates by building toolpaths that optimally control tool cutting factors. The process automatically takes into account the best option for milling pockets, including the speed of a tool plunging into the material and material removal rates. Variation in tool load is smoothed, allowing the machine to use much higher speeds and feeds.
The collaboration between the software packages realizes the CNC machining industry’s need for CAM software that properly handles new technology advances in speed to feed ratios for optimum cycle times and tool life. VoluMill provides today’s CNC machine owner the ability to increase tool life and automatically take into account the removal of excess material left over after milling a pocket.