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GibbsCAM Advanced Concepts
Description: This course will explore Gibbs powerful capabilities for working with solid models, such as SolidWorks parts. Also, anyone wishing to know more about coordinate system control for use in positional 4th and 5th axis machining.
Prerequisites: GibbsCAM Essentials.
Course Hours: 3 days, 8 hours/day, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Computers: Supplied
Enrollment: $1,295
Topics Covered Include:
  • 2.5D Machining
  • 3D Machining
  • Advanced 3D Pocketing Strategies
  • Advanced 3D Finishing Strategies/Best Practices
  • Advanced Coordinate Systems
  • Advanced Machine Simulation
  • Boundary Control
  • Boundary machining techniques
  • Connect Move Control
  • Creating 3D Surfaces
  • Customize GibbsCAM Interface
  • Entry Exit Style/Trimming/Retracts
  • Facet Bodies/STL Files
  • Feature Based Machining
  • Feature Machining
  • Feature Machining/Hole Manager
  • Feature Recognition
  • Hole wizard
  • Introduction to 5-Axis Simultaneous Machining
  • Introduction to Surface Modelling
  • MTM Concepts, Sub Spindle Usage
  • Normal Vector Range
  • Online Cognus videos
  • Operation Manager/Process Manager
  • Polar and Cylindrical Milling simultaneous machining
  • Positional 4th and 5th axis control - advanced milling
  • Profile Ramping
  • Profile Smoothing
  • Small Pocket Control
  • Solid Modelling
  • Step Down Control
  • Tool/Flow Synchronization
  • Toolpath Extension
  • Trim to Holder/Toolpath Splitter/Toolholder Gouge Checker
  • Understand MDD Files
  • Using Macros
  • Various Machining Strategies
  • Volumill for Solids
About the Instructor: Stephen Cunningham
Stephen Cunningham received a Diploma in Tool and Die Making in 1985. He continued his education and received a Technology Diploma for CAD/CAM Engineering in 1990. He worked as a CNC Programmer for many years programming multi-axis machines and produced high tolerance parts for laser optics applications. Stephen began working for WestCAM Solutions Inc. as a support technician in 1998. WestCAM Solutions provides training and support for several hundred manufacturing corporations. We are one of the older GibbsCAM resellers and we offer a full range of support. Northern California became our GibbsCAM territory in early 2018. Stephen is currently our Senior Applications Specialist and Head Instructor.
In addition to his formal education, Stephen has achieved the following certifications:
  • Trained and received certificate for GibbsCAM 5-axis March 2013
  • Trained and received certificate for GibbsCAM Multi-Task Machining March 2013
  • Trained and received certificate for GibbsCAM Post Processor Development January 1999
  • Trained and received certificate for GibbsCAM Advanced SolidSurfacer January 1999
  • Course List:
    Starts Ends Location Map Registration
    Jun 18, 2019
    Jun 20, 2019
    Langley Events Center
    7888 200 Street
    Langley, BC V2Y 3J4
    Jul 09, 2019
    Jul 11, 2019
    To Be Determined
    Jul 23, 2019
    Jul 25, 2019
    Best Western Port O'Call Hotel
    1935 McKnight Blvd. NE
    Calgary, AB T2E 6V4
    • Note: The initial dates for our roll-outs were recently changed. We did not send email notifications or advertise the dates. However, the old dates were posted on this calendar earlier. The dates were changed as the new version had not been released yet and we wanted to make sure that it was released and ready for use at the time of our roll-outs. We apologize for any confusion.

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    Edmonton, AB
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    Bozeman MT
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    Kalispell, MT
    Missoula, MT
    Sacramento, CA
    Santa Clara (San Jose), CA
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