GibbsCAM Extends Educational Program into Student Homes

To address the shortage of NC programmers in industry, the software developer introduces a personal Student Edition to support classrooms worldwide that train students for NC programming or machining in high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities.

To address the shortage of NC programmers in industry, the software developer introduces a personal Student Edition to support classrooms worldwide that train students for NC programming or machining in high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities.

Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, CA), developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron Ltd. (Givat Shmuel, Israel) company, recently announced that it has introduced the GibbsCAM Student Edition for worldwide availability, concurrent with the introduction of a new on-line Student Store, to enable purchase and download of the software, and to provide student resource materials.

The Student Edition, which complements the earlier Classroom Edition, is available immediately to NC programming or machining students of high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities already using GibbsCAM in their curricula. Fully compatible with the Classroom Edition, the Student Edition is available for direct purchase and immediate download at the new GibbsCAM Student Store – $100 for a calendar-year license – to students enrolled in a qualified curriculum.

The introduction of a Student Edition addresses the growing need and pent-up student demand for licenses that can be used outside the classroom,” said Robb Weinstein, the senior vice president of sales and strategic planning of Gibbs and Associates. “Given our de-facto standing as the leader in ease of learning, ease of use, and range of capability, we are happy to offer future engineers, machinists and NC programmers an additional, more convenient, and very economical opportunity to experiment, learn and practice, at their convenience, unconstrained by the duration of a class period. As a result, the Student Edition augments classroom instruction and helps educational facilities better prepare their students for industry.”

There are many high schools, technical schools, colleges and universities already using the Classroom Edition around the globe, including Purdue University’s Colleges of Engineering and Technology, which use the software throughout their Indiana campuses; Nash Community College (Rocky Mount, NC); Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA); Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT; Edmonton, Alberta); KTH Stockholm University/ITM-DMMS (Stockholm, Sweden); NTNU Institute for Produksj. & Kval.tekn (Trondheim, Norway); and the Académie de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France).

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