Productivity Acceleration Device suits multiple NC programmers.

Press Release Summary:

Requiring power outlet and network connection, SuperBox accelerates toolpath calculations for multiple NC programmers. Hardware and software solution includes multicore CPU and RAM and can execute multiple concurrent procedure calculations. All CimatronE NC seats automatically offload most calculation tasks to device once it is plugged in, freeing up resources of individual workstations. Multiple units can be used to support additional users and workloads.

Original Press Release:

CimatronE to Introduce New Productivity Acceleration Device for NC Programmers

The SuperBox, a Combined Patent-pending Hardware/Software Solution, is the First of its Kind in the Industry

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel - Cimatron Limited (Nasdaq: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts, announced a new CimatronE product, the SuperBox, a first-of-its-kind device that reduces the load on computers and speeds up toolpath calculations for multiple NC programmers.

"Up to 50% of a typical NC user's day can be consumed by long toolpath calculations," said Roy Sterenthal, Cimatron's VP of R&D. "And even if these calculations are done in the background, they put a very significant load on the user's PC resources. Anything that can free up the user's computer and expedite these calculations results in a huge productivity boost for NC users, and that was our aim when we developed the SuperBox."

The SuperBox, a combined Hardware/Software solution, only requires a power outlet and a network connection within the customer premises. Once the SuperBox is plugged in, all CimatronE NC seats automatically offload most of their calculation tasks to it, thereby freeing up resources of individual work stations. The SuperBox contains a state-of-the-art multi-core CPU and ample RAM, so calculation rates are significantly increased as well.

To push performance even higher, the SuperBox can execute multiple concurrent procedure calculations (for procedures with no stock dependency, as in Finish), which shortens total calculation time for entire projects.

"The central concept of the SuperBox is that it's simple," said Danny Haran, Cimatron's CEO. "You plug the SuperBox in, and everyone starts working faster. That's all: no training, no implementation process, no headache. It is truly plug-and-play. NC Programmers save precious time and improve their programming experience, and managers are pleased because they can leverage the increase in productivity."

The SuperBox architecture is fully scalable, and multiple SuperBoxes can be used to support more users and heavier workloads; the more you have, the faster you get.

The SuperBox will be premiered at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 13-18, Chicago, IL, USA. The Cimatron Group booth number at IMTS is E-3810.

About Cimatron

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time.

The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.

Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at:

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