CAM software developers Gibbs and Associates donated 50 seats of its GibbsCam software to the Clemson University Campbell Graduate Engineering Center for use in undergraduate and post-graduate mechanical and automotive engineering research and curricula. The software will be used for advanced CNC machining simulation and analysis at the university and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
Clemson uses CAD, CAM, and other advanced analytical and manufacturing technologies in its mechanical and automotive engineering programs. CU-ICAR is a program that confers a Masters of Science degree in Automotive Engineering and the U.S.’s only Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering.
The software is valued at over $550,000. It includes 3-axis, rotary, and 5-axis milling, multi-task machining (MTM), and lathe turning, plus tombstone management, machine tool simulation, postprocessors, and CAD-specific translators, together with software maintenance.
“GibbsCAM covers a broad range of capabilities, from programming the simplest CNC machine tools, to verifying the most complex toolpaths, to simulating the most sophisticated machine tool motion,” stated founder and president Bill Gibbs.
“We are confident that our products will help Clemson students understand machining and assist their research and preparation for careers in automotive and general manufacturing," Gibbs continued. "It is with this expectation that we are pleased to partner with Clemson University, by providing them a uniquely powerful CNC programming system for their innovative, first-of-class, automotive research and manufacturing programs. We look forward to their students’ success.”