Advanced 3D Interactive Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Development Concepts and Cases. An Interview and Software Demonstrations with Bill Gibbs, President, Gibbs & Associates, California, USA (DVD video and/or Optional 3D eBook)

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Title: Advanced 3D Interactive Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Development Concepts and Cases. An Interview and Software Demonstrations with Bill Gibbs, President, Gibbs & Associates, California, USA (DVD Video, and/or Optional 3D eBook)
Author(s) / Editor: Interviews and Edited by Professor Paul G. Ranky, PhD, NJIT, USA
Description: Level: Aimed at CNC, CAD/CAM and manufacturing process engineers, CNC machine programmers, managers, IT, management and science students and professionals, quality control engineers, product / process designers, and manufacturing systems designers and integrators, interested to learn about CAM, or Computer Aided Manufacturing in lean systems. Several sections and cases could be ideal for undergraduate and graduate education, and even for high school students and technicians learning/ exploring related technology.

Industrial Sponsors/ Contributors
include with special thanks to Gibbs & Associates, California, USA, CIMware Ltd. UK, CIMware USA, Inc., and others.

This electronic publication is a professional quality DVD video presentation of an advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solution as part of an integrated product / process / resource design approach. The discussion topics and application examples include: Why is it important to think in terms of an integrated product, process and resource system? What are the system components of GibbsCAM and how does the technology work?... What are the main application areas of GibbsCA
M in multi-axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) turning and milling? How does the software help the CNC part programmer and operator to program the toolpath and cutting parameters of multi-axis CNC machines? What are the user-friendly CAM software design features and how do they work in practice?... and others. (Note, that this package has an optional 3D eBook too.)

The optional 3DeBook, tested on many undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the USA, Asia and in the UK/ Europe, is an excellent introduction to advanced computer aided manufacturing systems engineering with an integrated product / process (concurrent engineering) focus. It discusses the basic steps, methods, tools, and software development technologies, advanced CAM systems for 5 axis milling and 4 axis turning are developed, with several examples and case studies demonstrated by industry leader and expert, Bill Gibbs, President, Gibbs Associates.

The 250 plus interactive screens include over 40 digital videos and highly interactive 3DVR objects, covering: An overview of a complex multi-axis milling/ turning process, courtesy of Hardinge, Inc., with a machine overview and a metal cutting demonstration on interactive video. (This sets the scene to appreciate the challenge for which GibbsCAM offers advanced programming tools and solutions). Then, Bill Gibbs explains the challenges of SFP (Shop Floor Programming), and the new thinking behind advanced CAM and collaborative engineering with some excellent in-depth, practical software demonstrations. Furthermore we cover: the Case/ Problem/ Context Based Learning Method; The Case Based Hi-Tech. Marketing Method with our 3DVR Virtual Product Demo. Technology; Case Documentation Guidelines Following an Object - oriented Method; Contacts and Direct Links to Manufacturers’ Websites; Review Questions & Challenging Problems for Engineering/ Science, for Computing and Engineering Management/ Marketing Students and Professionals; Useful Spreadsheet Templates for Educators and Students; A Major Glossary of TQM Terms; Customizable, Open-source MS-Excel Tools & Templates to Perform Your Own Calculations. Optional professional quality DVD video available. For other packaging combinations, and related modules please visit our electronic library at

3D eBook System Requirements: CD-ROM: Multimedia Mac, PC or Linux. Use a 500 MHz CPU or faster, and 16 bit, 800 x 600 dpi, or better screen resolution. Runs off-line and/ or on-line the web using a web-browser and QuickTime ver. 6 or later available FREE from:

What you will learn: Having worked through the publications you will be able to understand the key aspects of advanced CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) for CNC metal cutting, in lean manufacturing systems.

DVD Video System Requirements:
DVD-ROM: NTSC standard definition (SD) DVD video player for TV, or computer. Approximate length 32 minutes, in 4:3 regular screen format, or any good computer screen (min. 800 x 600 resolution). Also available in PAL, as well as for the Video iPod. Please visit for available formats and further products.

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UPC Code: 632568001443

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UPC Code: PAL632568001443

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Ext. UPC Code: GibbsComboNTSC-632568001443

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Price: USD $ 164.95 + S&H

3D eBook CD and Hi-Def PAL DVD Video-combo

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Full Color Printed Book and 3D eBook CD-combo

ISBN Code: 1-872631-45-2-90001

Price: USD $ 139.95 + S&H

Interactive 3D eBook on CD-ROM

ISBN Code: 1-872631-45-2

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Price: USD $ 99.95 + S&H

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