GibbsCAM Machine Simulation Enhancements for Multi-Tasking, Mill/Turn and Turning Introduced at IMTS 2006

Productivity+ Demonstrated in Gibbs and Associates Booth at IMTS 2006

GibbsCAM extension for programming on-machine CMM probing was developed by Renishaw.

MOORPARK, CA - August 11, 2006 - Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, announced today that Renishaw will be demonstrating their Productivity+ product at IMTS 2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on September 6th - 13th, 2006. Productivity+, which was developed by Renishaw using GibbsCAM's Developer's Toolkit, builds on top of GibbsCAM's graphical user interface to provide powerful, yet easy to use functionality to support programming on-machine CMM probing.

"On-machine probing can be great enhancement to productivity," states Bill Gibbs, president and founder of Gibbs and Associates. "Productivity+ provides a powerful yet easy to use method to create and edit NC programs for on-machine probing."

The Productivity+ extension for GibbsCAM was developed by Renishaw. The application supports a variety of probing cycles, such as 3D point, 2D line, 3 or 4 point circle, and 2D or 3D corner, which can be used during part set-up on the machine tool. CMM probing operations can be easily mixed in with machining operations to support work-in-process probing. CMM probing operations can also be used for piece part inspection. GibbsCAM's Cut Part Rendering functionality can be used to simulate the probing process prior to generating the NC program and sending it to the machine tool. The Productivity+ interface isolates the user from having to know the probing macros and allows them to focus on the actual probing actions. Output can be configured to only download the macros needed to support the desired probing operations.

A Renishaw representative will be available throughout IMTS at the GibbsCAM booth, D-3001, to demonstrate Productivity+ and to answer any questions. For more information about Productivity+, go to Renishaw's website - Information about Productivity+ can also be found at the GibbsCAM website,

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 certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, is a Solid Edge Certified Select application, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Application. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Daewoo, Doosan, Fadal, Haas, Index, 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

Yvonne Anderson
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