Right from the start, company management was continuously focused on quality and efficient production. This is why Sanvito & Somaschini decided to switch to Tebis Software about 20 years ago. Tebis also offered solutions that the company considered optimal to meet the growing demand for headlight production.
Collaboration between Tebis and Sanvito & Somischini soon expanded: In 2004, Alfredo Sanvito decided to automate the electrode design process and introduce a series of machines with unattended work cycles. It was exactly at this same time that Tebis was in the process of releasing the new simulation model.
The new approach was so important for Alfredo Sanvito that he decided to buy the software before it was even officially released. It has been an unrivaled success for the company: The automation introduced for the electrode machines was gradually expanded to include the entire shop floor. Therefore, the company today has exemplary efficiency, optimized processes, and the most advanced technology.
The milling departments in the Carate Brianza plants do not work with conventional machine centers, but rather with hi-speed milling machines—mostly palletized and with 5 continuous axes—as well as with EDM and deep-hole drilling machines.
"We only perform machining operations with a high degree of added value in the die department," says Morreale. "In contrast to the conventional shop floor, of our machinery exactly corresponds to the machining operation we want to perform. In the office, we have the competence and CAD/CAM solutions to implement any milling process. We therefore can completely fulfill our customers’ requirements and resolve any difficulties well in advance."
Sanvito & Somaschini introduced Tebis software solutions in 1998. The CAM office currently uses licenses for machining with 2.5-, 3- and 5-axis simulation models, postprocessors, interface converters and many other specific supplemental components.
The quality of the products that Tebis offers in the safety area was a determining factor for the decision at Sanvito & Somaschini. In 2013 and 2014, a CAD/CAM software competitor managed to introduce an alternative solution in the company. After 18 months of technical comparison tests, Sanvito & Somaschini dropped the competitor product because the management of collision checking and machine safety proved inadequate. Over the years, the CAM office has acquired a growing variety of Tebis software solutions, including machining with 2.5 as well as 3 and 5 axes, simulation modules, postprocessors, converters and interfaces. It now has a correspondingly wide range of operating instruments. The CAM office currently uses 17 floating licenses for machining molds: 15 Premium licenses (DMM3) and two recently acquired Professional licenses (DMM2). These are supplemented by many additional design add-ons (Surface Modeling - plus), manufacturing (Drilling and Milling 2.5D - plus, 5-sided machining) as well as manufacturing preparation (CAD data processing for CNC processes). The add-ons include CNC automation (standard feature design), CNC efficiency (virtual machine programming, simultaneous calculation process) as well as CNC safety (collision checking).
Machining a pin in Tebis V4.0 R2: Machine simulation in a drilling cycle.