CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma America Corporation Announces Gibbs as New Member of Partners in THINC

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Okuma America Corporation, leader in CNC machine tools, announces the newest member of Partners in THINC.

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As a CAD/CAM provider for Okuma machine tools for more than 30 years, Gibbs provides modular solutions for Okuma’s 3-axis mills, 2-axis lathes, multi-axis and multi-tasking machines.

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce that Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, a leading provider of cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology, has joined Partners in THINC.

Gibbs and Associates, headquartered in Moorpark, California, provides state-of-the-art, PC-based computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems for programming computer numeric controlled (CNC) machine tools. GibbsCAM provides full-featured CAM systems that deliver powerful capabilities without sacrificing ease of use. GibbsCAM supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining, and wire EDM.

Benefits of GibbsCAM include:

  •     Ease of implementation
  •     Wide breadth of capabilities (flexible operations)
  •     Easy access to data
  •     Reduced downtime and scrap with integrated simulation
  •     Powerful post-processing
  •     Dedicated support

As a CAD/CAM provider for Okuma machine tools for more than 30 years, Gibbs provides modular solutions for Okuma’s 3-axis mills, 2-axis lathes, multi-axis and multi-tasking machines.

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with GibbsCAM. Their expertise and dedication to helping manufacturers obtain the highest level of profitability possible makes them an ideal member of Partners in THINC.” said Jeff Estes, Director of Partners in THINC.

Demonstrations of GibbsCAM can be seen at Okuma’s tech centers in Charlotte, Chicago, and Houston. For more information on GibbsCAM and the other members of Partners in THINC, visit

About Okuma America Corporation:
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

About Partners in THINC:
Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information, visit

About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM:
For thirty 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 that successful customers require.

The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi-task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM is Compatible with Windows 7 and Certified for Windows Vista. GibbsCAM’s data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Program, is a Siemens Solution Partner Program-PLM for Solid Edge product, and is a SolidWorks Certified CAM Product. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers.

In January 2008, Gibbs and Associates merged with Cimatron Ltd., and is now operating as a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, visit its web site


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