Mazak, Gibbs to Collaborate

A new strategic collaborative partnership agreement between Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® CAM software for programming CNC machine tools, and the machine tool manufacturer Mazak-USA (Florence, Kentucky) is intended to optimize support for Mazak’s multitask CNC machine tools, including the Integrex, Integrex E-series, Multiplex, Quick Turn Nexus, and Super Quick Turn models. The companies have entered into a nondisclosure agreement that will allow them to exchange information about and collaborate on next-generation solutions.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Mazak to support their line of multitask machine tools,” stated Robb Weinstein, Gibbs and Associates’ senior vice president of sales and strategic planning. “Multitask machine tools represent one of the fastest growing segments of machine tools, and Mazak is the leading provider worldwide.”

Mazak customers make up a significant percentage of GibbsCAM MTM™ users. “Working with Mazak, GibbsCAM will provide a powerful NC programming solution able to support the wide variety of capabilities and configurations Mazak offers. With GibbsCAM, Mazak users will have the capability, flexibility, and ease of use needed to optimize the productivity of their Mazak machine tools,” concluded Weinstein.

The growing popularity of Mazak’s multitask machine tools has been attributed to the many benefits they can offer, including reduced part cost, increased throughput, even shipment flow and cash flow, better part accuracy, reduced fixturing and tooling, simpler setup, and the accommodation of unattended operation.

“Multi-task machining is a key element of our product strategy,” said Chuck Birkle, marketing vice president of Mazak Corp. “By joining with Gibbs, we can ensure that our customers are able to take full advantage of the range of capabilities of their Mazak machine tools.”