October 28, 2022
CAMBRIO, a CAD/CAM innovator in the production machining industry, has released GibbsCAM 2023. New developments continue a focus on core capability, while introducing new technology in collaboration with Sandvik Coromant.
GibbsCAM 2023 features Turning enhancements including the implementation of Sandvik Coromant’s PrimeTurning strategies. These cutting methodologies permit turning and facing in all directions, delivering increases in high-volume production.
PrimeTurning uses the slope of the insert for chip thinning to allow heavy cuts and spread cutting forces and heat over a larger portion of the cutting edge, which contributes to longer tool life. In addition, PrimeTurning adapts the feed rate to constantly manage chip thickness.
PrimeTurning supports two new tool types (CoroTurn Prime Type-A with three 35° corners for finishing and fine roughing / getting into grooves etc, and CoroTurn Prime Type-B with two strong corners for bulk roughing / heavy cutting) that use a low lead angle to improve surface finish.
Other enhancements include a new option in most Turning processes to control Cutting Load Variation to suppress resonance-induced chatter and improve chip breaking for CNC machines. This machine capability is also called variable spindle speed by Okuma, and low frequency vibration by Citizen. VoluTurn functionality has also been extended to manage the active control of chip thickness during the cut by varying the feed rate instantaneously with any changes in cut depth.
Thread Turning operations have been expanded with Face Threading, Variable Pitch Threading, Multi-pitch and Position Tool Front options. Users can produce a spiral thread on the face of a part, vary pitch threads incrementally per revolution, or generate different pitches on a continuous thread, with easy control of exact start/end specs in the tool dialog.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.