5-Axis MultiBlade is an addition to GibbsCAM 5-Axis Milling, optimized for programming machining centers and multi-tasking machines (MTMs) to make turbomachinery parts. It simplifies machining blisks, blings and impellers – parts with blades. Its specialized and condensed interface allows easy selection of geometry without having to prepare the model.
The GibbsCAM 5-Axis Option supports simultaneous 4- and 5-axis machining with various tool types. In combination with GibbsCAM MTM, it also supports sophisticated multi-task machines with live tooling on articulated heads.
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.
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.
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.
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. SolidSurfacer is more powerful than ever with Advanced 3D with High-Speed Machining, and provides toolpath tailored for high-speed machining and hard-metal cutting.
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.
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 Production Milling supports 2-axis through simple 3-axis wireframe machining with full functionality for contouring, pocketing with unlimited bosses/islands, thread milling, face milling, 2D/3D spiral creation, drilling with support for many drill cycles, tapping, and boring. Simple 4th-axis positioning is also supported.
GibbsCAM is designed to simplify the complex. It has a modeless, graphical interface that lets the user perform any function at any time, without pursuing a seemingly endless hierarchy of menus. Users can quickly jump from toolpath verification to part design or tool definition and back. Icons that reflect shop procedures make operations easy to identify and fast to navigate. These features make learning fast and easy for the new user and highly efficient for the experienced.
Radial Milling drives one rotary and three linear axes to achieve 4-axis toolpath. It provides a roughing and a finishing mill process for off-centerline “Y-axis” rotary machining, allowing control of wall angles and tool engagement.
GibbsCAM 14 supports multi-task machines that use deposition
additive including hybrid machines that are capable of both additive
and subtractive operations in one machine and stand-alone deposition
additive machines. New additive processes calculate the number of
cladding layers required using your machine’s supported cladding
heads. Processes present the specific technology data that are
applicable to the selected head including laser and powder parameters.
A single post processor creates all your CNC code, which eliminates the
need to copy and splice or use multiple part programs.
Advanced CS (Coordinate Systems)
An incremental option to Production Milling or Turning, Advanced CS (Coordinate Systems) supports defining local coordinate systems in any orientation/location in addition to the default standard primary plane coordinate systems.
The new GibbsCAM Probing option helps streamline your manufacturing process and enhance automation. It includes definitions
for probing tools (ball, disk, cylinder, 2D Form, and 3D Form), simulation support, a framework for probing operations, and built-in probing cycles for on-machine setup and in-process measurement.
Polar & Cylindrical Milling
Extending standard 3-axis milling functions, Polar & Cylindrical Milling drives one rotary and two linear axes to achieve 3-axis toolpath. For use on machines with a rotary axis to enable wrapped geometry, cylindrical and polar rotary milling, and rotary repeats. With this option, all 2D mill processes – contour, pocket, drill, etc. – may be applied to a cylinder. The tool is kept on the centerline of rotation; as a result, there is no control of wall angles or tool engagement.