September 12, 2013
Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, today announced completion of the
interface to the DMG /
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(automatically programmed tool) language implementation. This follows the role played by Cimatron's subsidiary, Gibbs and Associates, in the DMG /
standardization initiative begun last year. The technology is based upon DMG /
implementation of standard APT with DMG /
extensions that are supported within GibbsCAM.
In concert with DMG /
initial focus, the GibbsCAM interface project began with 3- to 5-axis machining. Upon completion of that component, the GibbsCAM interface was further developed to encompass both turning and mill-turn requirements. Gibbs is working with DMG /
to support MTM machines in a future release. To the GibbsCAM user, the interface is a simple output selection, with no further input requirement. It will be available for demonstration at the EMO Hannover Trade Show, in
September 16-21, 2013
. The GibbsCAM exhibit is Hall 25, Stand G30.
The GibbsCAM interface, in combination with the DMG /
post processor, enables the full use of features in DMG /
machines and controls without the need for custom post processors or machine simulation models. As new machines and machine functions are introduced, DMG /
and Gibbs will incorporate the new capabilities into their APT implementation. GibbsCAM users program a part in the same way as they are accustomed to doing so, but instead of running a GibbsCAM post processor, they select the DMG /
interface, and with a single mouse click, generate a DMG /
-specific APT-CL file. The Manufacturing Suite Post Processor software provided by DMG /
take this data and create the machine ready NC code.
Gibbs and Associates' implementation of APT with DMG /
extensions now provides output that customers can accurately post process, simulate, and execute without the need for a new post processor or modifications to an existing post processor for the entire range of machines that the DMG /
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