GibbsCAM for Education
Investment in technical education is extremely important to Gibbs, because the future of manufacturing depends on it. Due to the shortage of manufacturing professionals, Gibbs is dedicated to supporting educational institutions, including trade schools, colleges and universities, with NC programming solutions that make teaching and learning CNC programming easy, interesting and economical. We offer two editions of GibbsCAM, specialized for education. The Classroom Edition is operationally identical to the popular industrial version, ensuring that GibbsCAM-trained students are ready for industry. GibbsCAM's ease of learning, ease of use and high reliability greatly reduce training time and effort. As a result, instructors spend much less time resolving problems, and have more time to teach, while students gain extra time for hands-on experience. An extremely economical, personal Student Edition complements the Education Edition, making student work portable from class to home, and vice versa, further encouraging and accelerating the learning process. Both editions include PDF documentation with examples. GibbsCAM makes CAM technology easier and more enjoyable to teach, more fun to learn, and more productive for educators and students. Once you have experienced GibbsCAM's natural and intuitive graphical interface, you will understand why hundreds of other educational institutions and thousands of students find the software exciting. You will also understand why GibbsCAM students usually win when they participate in design-through-machining competitions. It is time to integrate this prize-winning software in your curriculum and become a leader in producing students ready for production manufacturing.
Helping You Meet the Challenge
Gibbs and Associates, with a history of dedicated solutions for education, is prepared to assist in fulfilling the requirements of practical CNC programming and machining which can be applied in the industrial marketplace. The GibbsCAM Education Editions are the ideal tools for preparing students for making discrete parts on the shop-floor, from understanding concepts and processes to learning practical procedures. GibbsCAM's integration with all the major CAD systems makes it the ideal educational tool for teaching these disciplines.
Whether you are establishing new educational programs and curricula, or need to accelerate hands-on learning, GibbsCAM Education Editions will simplify the task. Teaching GibbsCAM will make learning more interesting and more exciting for your students, and leave them better prepared for manufacturing, ready to join the thousands of companies, large and small, who manufacture components for every sector, with CNC machines that range from the simplest to the most capable and complex. What is drudgery for students using other software becomes fast, interesting and enjoyable with GibbsCAM.
We make this possible with two Education Editions, beginning
with the Classroom Edition for stand-alone and network
implementations. It is operationally and functionally identical to the industrial version. The GibbsCAM Classroom Edition is complemented with the Student Edition, which is a very
economical personal version that students can use on their own
computers for work outside the classroom. The Student Edition
is licensed for a year, and available to students enrolled in
classes using the Classroom Edition. It is operationally identical, and provides bidirectional file exchange with the Classroom
Edition – learning that begins in class can be augmented
through practice and learning off campus.
GibbsCAM Education Editions are ideally suited for teaching and
learning. The software is easy to teach, easy to learn, and easy to use,
leaving instructors more time to teach and students more time to
learn. The software is stable and consistent from one version
to the next, for trouble-free updates, year after year. Education
Editions are operationally identical to industrial versions, so what
is learned in class is immediately applicable in industry. GibbsCAM
was developed with foresight, looking at the future, and it is
enhanced the same way, so it is always ready for new processes
and machines when industry begins to
adopt them. Educational institutions have
support from local representatives
familiar with local industry, companies
and developments, and from
Ease of Use
GibbsCAM was designed for ease of learning
and ease of use. From its inception, it was developed so that
manufacturers can take the shortest path from concept or
CAD model to a completed machined part. With icons and
interactive panels that use manufacturing and machining
terminology used in industry, it has a logical flow. This allows
users to quickly and easily grasp procedures, and generate
machine-ready processes. It requires less interaction (fewer
mouse clicks) than any other CAM software, and it achieves
this ease-of-use and speed without sacrificing capability.
Aside from its established reputation for ease of learning and
ease of use, we have documented evidence of a 12-year old
boy who learned GibbsCAM to become the primary CNC
programmer in his father's shop.
Geared for Industry
Because the GibbsCAM Classroom
Edition is operationally identical to the industrial version, a
student who learns in the classroom is ready for the production
environment. Industrial, process and manufacturing engineering
graduates will have grasped concepts quickly, while those
who choose CNC programming or machining careers will be
ready to work, with solid grounding and experience with an
industrial software application. For schools teaching machining
and machine-tool technology, Gibbs provides the required
post processors, directly from its library of over 11,000 post
processors, ready for use. This means instructors spend no
time creating and troubleshooting post processors, and
never waste time with related problems a student could
encounter. Instructors have more time to teach, and students
have more time to learn.
From your local representative to GibbsCAM headquarters, we are committed to helping educational
institutions achieve their goals. The GibbsCAM Classroom and Student Editions are delivered with many
instructional and reference PDF files. In addition, many GibbsCAM Resellers provide complementary training
materials, from video tutorials, to study guides, lesson plans, and text books. Some also provide assistance with
curriculum development or a full curriculum ready for adaption to a school's engineering or industrial programs.
In addition, Gibbs maintains a GibbsCAM Grant Program to provide software licenses, at a reduced rate, or
possibly free of charge, to qualified institutions, under the guidance of local GibbsCAM Resellers and
approvals from Gibbs Management.
Into the Future
From its beginning, GibbsCAM was developed for the present and the foreseeable future. For
example, when the first computers with graphic user interface appeared in 1984, GibbsCAM was the first to
incorporate the technology. A more recent example is that when multi-task machines (MTM) became available,
and other CAM software companies nearly ignored them, GibbsCAM developers initiated support for the machines.
Today, as companies are rapidly adopting the machines, GibbsCAM is the worldwide leader in programming MTM
equipment, with the same ease of use that originated 30 years ago. Its developers continue to study the horizon, to
develop software tools that new processes and machinery will require. Schools and students that need learning for
today, with preparation for the future, are best served by GibbsCAM.
Simplified Teaching and Learning
All the attributes of GibbsCAM make it ideally suited for education. From
ease of teaching, to ease of learning and ease of use, the software provides all the power enjoyed by industrial
users, without the complexity of learning, using and maintaining other software. To create the graduates that the
manufacturing industry desperately needs, you cannot choose a better teaching and learning platform than the
GibbsCAM Education Editions. You will graduate more capable students ready for industry, to the great benefit of
your school, your students, and your local industry.