Givat Shmuel, Israel – August 21, 2008 – Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced that its German subsidiary is now selling and supporting the GibbsCAM advanced machining software solutions, marketed in Germany under the name of Virtual Gibbs.
The German subsidiary is the latest Cimatron office to offer the GibbsCAM solutions following the companies' merger earlier this year. With offices in Ettlingen, Hamm, Ismaning, Cologne, and Nuremberg, Cimatron GmbH has been serving a strong customer base of thousands of German tool makers and manufacturers for over 10 years.
GibbsCAM solutions provide a broad range of CNC programming capabilities for milling, turning, mill-turn, rotary milling, tombstone-fixtured, wire-EDM, and multi-turret/multi-spindle machining. Modeling functionality tuned specifically for manufacturing supports the creation and manipulation of wireframe, surface, and solid geometries.
Featuring an intuitive user interface, built-in associativity, and simulation capabilities, GibbsCAM empowers manufacturers to increase productivity and elevate responsiveness to customer requirements and design changes.
GibbsCAM supports control and machine tools from leading vendors including GE Fanuc, Infimatic, Siemens, Doosan Infracore, Haas, Index, MAG Fadal, Matsuura, Mazak, Mitsubishi, Mori Seiki, Nakamura Tome, and Tornos.
"Tapping into the resources and knowledge offered by Cimatron GmbH provides a quick and reliable route for expanding the GibbsCAM global distribution network," said Robb Weinstein, Gibbs's and Associates' Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning. "Cimatron GmbH will be working with the GibbsCAM Resellers already established in the territory to further capitalize on potential synergies."
"The GibbsCAM software will enable us to better respond to the demand for manufacturing solutions in the German market" said Dirk Dombert, Cimatron GmbH's General Manager. "We look forward to offering such a highly reputable solution to complement the rest of the Cimatron product suite."
With over 25 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit the company web site at: http://www.cimatron.com/.
About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM
For over 20 years, Gibbs and Associates has been a leader in providing cutting edge CAD/CAM technology, while maintaining its signature ease-of-use and productivity. Powerfully Simple, Simply Powerful is the guiding philosophy at Gibbs. Gibbs believes in empowering the NC programmer, machinist, and manufacturing engineer, not eliminating them. Gibbs' goal is to introduce manufacturers to new technologies and new ways of working that makes their machining easier and their businesses more profitable. To achieve this goal, Gibbs creates tools that are naturally intuitive, graphically interactive, extremely visual, associative, and just plain enjoyable to use. Gibbs provides a total quality solution with the service and support successful customers require.
In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd, (NASDAQ: CIMT) and is now operating as a Cimatron company. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at http://www.gibbscam.com/.
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