Tebis process tools

Outstanding individually – Even stronger combined

By combining the modules, each of which provides crucial advantages for the manufacturing process, the individual strengths are bundled. The Tebis process tools contribute considerably to the reliability of each manufacturing process. The tools’ features simplify the design process and automate the 2.5 milling and drilling machines, while the Viewer provides information access and the Simulator ensures smooth manufacturing. The solution options are manifold and flexible, so it’s important to determine which combinations will provide you with maximum progress.

Feature design:
Databases for bores and pockets

These days, does it still make sense to program bores and pockets based on drawings? Might other approaches provide potential savings? The Tebis CAD module for feature design provides the answer. In this module, features describe standardized manufacturing objects – such as bores, threads, and pockets – geometrically and accurately. You save time during design when using these features, because the manufacturing data for ruled geometries can be directly imported from many CAD systems. The item to be manufactured is thus clearly documented in the CAD model, so it no longer needs to be represented in a detailed drawing. In situations in which the CAD file does not contain features, the Tebis feature scanner can analyze geometries in imported files and place the manufacturing data quickly, simply, and reliably using features. Features in Tebis are anything but rigid; they can be extended, shortened, or even broken up (for example, in order to enable machining from two sides). A particularly valuable benefit of features: the module for 2.5D drilling and milling provides fully automatic calculation of the toolpaths for features manufacturing.

Zum vergrößern, hier klicken The feature library lets you define all necessary hole geometries with production-relevant information and manage them in a structured system.

2.5D Drilling and Milling:
Fully automatic, knowledge-based NC programming

Planar and flank surfaces, fitting and thread bores, step and deep-hole drilling and pocket machining are applications occurring in many industries. Whether for die, mold, industrial or aerospace manufacturing, the diverse and flexible NC programming of the Tebis 2.5D module offers enormous potential for savings. All individual functions for drilling and milling are available, and the Tebis Auto-mill® NC templates deliver major advantages along the entire process chain. All individual manufacturing knowledge is stored in these templates such as NC jobs and NC sets. For instance, repetitive machining sequences are defined in NC sets, while automated NC programs can be created quickly in conjunction with features. Entire part categories can be structured and automated with NC jobs, and each step in the programming is transparent. The tool library allows all tools (consisting of cutter, cutting material, and cutting data, as well as holder, extension, and collet) to be managed in a realistic, practice-oriented manner. Only in this way can tool collisions be prevented. With the Tebis Viewer, data are visible to everybody, entirely without drawings.

Zum vergrößern, hier klicken With the features and NC templates provided, you can generate toolpaths in the 2.5D modules with a few mouse clicks. Manufacturing qualities are ensured by predefined standards.

NC Viewer:
Information for everybody and from anywhere

Quotation costing and work preparation take place at the beginning of the manufacturing process and are fully integrated with the Viewer in Tebis process chains. At these points in the process, comprehensive analysis, measuring, and checking functions are available, as are a wide variety of options for documentation and costing. At the tool provision stage, the Tebis Viewer lets you combine tools after they have been inspected and adapted. On the NC machine, you can view milling parameters and adjust technology values. Before the program is output via the postprocessor, you still have the option to specify or change the machine. In short, the Viewer provides much more information than could be transmitted in paper format. Requiring little or no paper, the Tebis Viewer reduces queries for further information and avoids errors. Thanks to the data accessible at any time, these benefits extend to everyone involved in the project. To finally secure manufacturing processes for unsupervised machining, the last order of business is a complete simulation – with the Tebis Simulator.

Zum vergrößern, hier klicken In the Viewer, you can save and reuse various views at a later time – for example, for e-mail inquiries or printouts.

Planning, testing, and optimizing in the virtual machine

Within the manufacturing process, the tool machine represents the largest investment. Every minute of downtime costs money – which is why it’s important to minimize setup and downtimes. With the Tebis Simulator, you bring your workshop to your desktop. You can set up simulations to examine and adjust all aspects of your process: determining the optimum setup, selecting the correct machine with appropriate working space, checking for and eliminating collisions (to avoid costly machine damage), preventing travel limit switch actuation, optimizing the toolpaths, and more. Thanks to NC organization across all machines, you can optimize the traverse paths for individual parts using machine and user macros, a process that also reduces production times. And the Simulator offers many more features. Before you create toolpaths, you can place parts on the virtual machine, check working spaces, and determine tool approaches. Best of all is the final result of this process: a checked and optimized NC program output via the integrated postprocessor. The NC machine runs trouble-free, even during the night.

Zum vergrößern, hier klicken At the push of a button in the Simulator, you can select the optimum setup for all calculated machinings. This reduces setup times and allows machine changes to be performed quickly and easily.

Each of the Tebis process tools provides individual benefits and advantages. The aim of each module is the simplification, standardization, and automation of the manufacturing process. The focus is always on process reliability. Tebis process tools are even more productive when combined, providing seamless support for all machining processes. Of course, many combinations with other Tebis modules are also possible and may make sense for your situation. For instance, the Simulator is outstandingly well suited for safeguarding 3+2 and 5-axis machining.

Our experts can determine how you can derive maximum benefit from the process tools. Take advantage of the Tebis Open House in Martinsried on July 9 and 10, 2009, for a closer look at the Tebis process tools