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GibbsCAM - Montana Events
Customer Update Demonstrations in Montana
Tuesday October 25th - Kalispell
Thursday, October 27th - Bozeman
WestCAM Solutions will be presenting informal demonstrations showing all of the new features of GibbsCAM. The topics will range from Thread Milling to What's New with VoluMill, to 5-axis, and much more.
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GibbsCAM 2016 Enhancements
GibbsCAM 2016 continues to build on the power of the revolutionary UKM technology introduced in GibbsCAM 2015. Its powerful suite of enhancements gives users the flexibility they want along with the control they need. Improvements, which range from milling and turning functionality, to 5-axis milling and multi-axis turning deliver increased efficiency, programming speed, visualization and accuracy.
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Technical Articles
Upgrade Your CAM Abilities
Anyone who programs a CNC today has to be using CAM software, and the odds are they didn't acquire it last week.
All the leading CAM software companies have been in business 25 years or more. So, on average, companies have had their CAM software a dozen years. Would you believe CAM technologies have improved in that time? Have you kept up? Have you invested the small amount of time and money necessary to keep up?
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Upcoming Training
GibbsCAM Production Milling/Turning - Level 1
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 - Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This course is designed for the entry level GibbsCAM user.
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GibbsCAM On-line Training
Online Learning Done Right
Instructors with over 50 Years Experience in CAD/CAM Training

Part A - Milling and Turning
This course covers:
  • GibbsCAM's interface and navigation
  • Drawing geometry and dimensioning
  • Setup preferences
  • Documentation
  • Tool creation
    (hole operations, contouring, pocketing, threading, hread milling and grooving)
  • Cut part rendering
  • Creating code / Post processing
  • Stored processes
  • Positional rotary machining

Part B - 2.5D Solids
with Polar and Cylindrical Milling
This course covers:
  • Advanced CS - Coordinate Systems Creation and Control
  • Positional 4th and 5th Axis Control
  • 4th Axis Simultaneous using "Polar and Cylindrical Milling"
  • Solid Modeling
  • Fixture and Clamping Assemblies
  • Opening Solids from CAD sources
  • Feature based machining
  • Machining solids using various roughing and finishing techniques
  • Post processing - G-code creation
  • Dynamic Feature Recognition "The Profiler Tool"
  • Automatic Feature Recognition "The Hole Manager"
  • Boundary Machining
Success Stories
In 1997, Gerald Neels purchased an older 356 x 1,016 mm (14 x 40 in.) manual lathe as a teaching tool for his sons to learn about machining. It was the first piece of his future shop, Harmonic Machine Inc., in Chilliwack, BC. The lathe was set up to run effectively for repetitive work, and the boys went into production. Gerald’s eldest, Nathan Neels, then in grade 10, continued working in the shop and is now general manager and CNC programmer.
New GibbsCAM Release
GibbsCAM 2016 v11.3.16 Now Available
GibbsCAM 2016 is available for download by all current GibbsCAM Maintenance subscribers.
Once logged in, we recommend that you look at the Update Document and Readme, located on the download page.
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