In March of 1993, Virtual Gibbs was introduced, providing state-of-the-art technology to the CAM user. This technology includes built-in real-time rendering of the cut part, on-line documentation and training, and multiple process programming, which provides automated programming capabilities.
Gibbs and Associates develops Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) solutions that maximize ease of use, productivity, and data compatibility with CAD products. Gibbs and Associates was founded in 1982 by William F. Gibbs to provide NC programming services to the greater Los Angeles area. With the introduction of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, Gibbs and Associates began development of the Gibbs System, CAD/CAM for machinists.
Concurrent with the release of Virtual Gibbs in 1993, was the release of Gibbs SFP (Shop Floor Programming), for in-control programming. First released under the name of CNC Visualizer™ from Fadal Engineering Co., Gibbs SFP is now available in the controls of machinery manufacturers including Cincinnati Milacron, Mori Seiki, and Matsuura.