By DE Editors
Gibbs and Associates will demonstrate forthcoming features of GibbsCAM MTM (multi-task machining) at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), Sept. 13-18 in Chicago.
No longer based upon, or restricted to, lathe operations, the company says MTM has been redesigned to reduce the time and effort required to develop postprocessors, generate CNC programs, and simulate machine motion. With its redesign, the software will program more complex machines and give users greater control of postprocessor creation. Users can interact through a new Machine Manager module to create definition files for multi-axis machines of various configurations; define assembly files for machine simulation; specify kinematics of machine configurations (axes, part stations, tool groups, etc.); specify machining preferences; and define interoperational events.
Improved and extended support for thread whirling will be included in the new, generalized MTM. Machine Manager will replace the current MDD (machine definition) Editor to support programming and synchronization for machines with more than three flows.
GibbsCAM Machine Simulation includes multi-axis configurations, such as multi-axis, multi-flow Swiss-style machines. Machine Simulation will provide users with off-line testing and prove-out for complex machines.
For more information, visit Gibbs and Associates.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.