KeyCreator and GibbsCAM Integration Announced First Results of Partnership between Kubotek USA & Gibbs and Associates
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Kubotek USA, Inc.
2 Mount Royal Ave.
Marlborough, MA, 01752
Press release date: October 25, 2007
MOORPARK, CA/MARLBOROUGH, MA - October 25, 2007 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools, and Kubotek USA, creators of geometry-based KeyCreator® CAD software, announced today that they have teamed to develop integrations linking Kubotek's KeyCreator software with GibbsCAM. A newly developed one-button interface allows models to be sent directly to GibbsCAM from within a KeyCreator session with the touch of a single button. Additionally, GibbsCAM now has the ability to directly read models from the KeyCreator CKD file format. Both capabilities were demonstrated at the Kubotek Americas Reseller Conference earlier this month.
Since KeyCreator's inception, Kubotek USA has maintained a primary focus of empowering manufacturers with innovative tools and processes allowing them to be more productive and efficient in the manufacturing environment. This complements Gibbs' focus on GibbsCAM's industry leading of ease-of-use and learning. Kubotek USA continues to focus on developing powerful, direct modeling CAD design tools that use a geometry-based format. This empowers manufacturing engineers with the ability to modify and prepare designs for manufacturing, without having to repeat a structured or "parametric history-based" formal design process, which could add significant time to the process. Gibbs' on-going development continues to advance the state of manufacturing technologies, while maintaining a commitment to production efficiency. Robert Bean, Executive VP of Kubotek USA comments; "So many CAD companies view their products from a design-only perspective, without regard to CAM or an understanding of the manufacturing process. Kubotek USA embraces the manufacturing engineer, looking through their eyes at their problems with real solutions for what they need to get accomplished ... making parts. KeyCreator is a power tool for manufacturing engineering."
With breakthrough data exchange, able to handle data from any source, and powerful model editing technologies, which combines the power of 3D solid modeling, surfacing, drafting, and layout capabilities, KeyCreator supports the full art-to-part process. KeyCreator allows users to quickly and efficiently translate a design, suppress features of the design and prepare shop floor documentation in order to keep the production line running. In-process shapes and any geometry needed to support CAM can be sent to GibbsCAM.
"In order to stay current with the latest versions of CAD applications, we continually update GibbsCAM's data interoperability capabilities," states Bill Gibbs, Founder and President of Gibbs and Associates. "KeyCreator is an excellent PC-based design tool, but the capabilities introduced with the latest version of KeyCreator are directly applicable to manufacturing users. Using KeyCreator's feature discovery and manipulation technology, manufacturers can better prepare the design model for machining. The GibbsCAM/KeyCreator combination really makes for a cost effective, yet extremely powerful product development solution." Peter McCutchen, Kubotek USA's VP of Strategic Partnerships, comments that "GibbsCAM users can be more efficient using KeyCreator. Now, anyone running GibbsCAM can take full advantage of the features and functionality of KeyCreator with either a simple, one-button transfer or direct read capability. Load them both up on the same PC, then modify CAD designs prior to passing it to GibbsCAM to create machining process and toolpath. It's that easy. If you operate GibbsCAM, you need KeyCreator." About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over 20 years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. "Powerfully Simple. Simply Powerful." is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require.
GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Fadal, Haas, Index, Matsuura, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki and Nakamura Tome. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at www.GibbsCAM.com.
Kubotek USA, Inc., headquartered in Marlborough, MA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation. Kubotek USA develops and manufactures KeyCreator mechanical CAD software- Key Creator, REALyze multiCAD data exchange tools, rapid prototyping and non-contact inspection systems, and offers the Kubotek Spectrum(TM) multiCAD viewer. For more information about Kubotek USA and its software packages, call 1-800-372-3872, or visit the company on-line at www.KubotekUSA.com.
Contact: Yvonne Anderson Gibbs and Associates (805) 523-0004 (805) 523-0006 (Fax) yvonnea@GibbsCAM.com
Contact: John McCullough Kubotek USA (800) 372-3872 (508) 229-2121 (Fax) jmccullough@KubotekUSA.com