Tebis has its roots in the automotive industry. The first users worked in automotive model making. The first OEMs were acquired as customers in the 1980s, and we’ve since expanded systematically so that Tebis is now used by car manufacturers around the world. Tebis CAD/CAM systems are used in a wide range of applications in the automotive industry. And Tebis products are also implemented on the organizational level with the ProLeiS MES.

    From concept to series production

    As soon as the concept for a new car leaves the drawing board, Tebis is used to produce form development models at the highest quality. Automated CAD/CAM processes are then used to create resources for all types of components used in the automotive industry. Tebis provides true-to-life digital twins for programming final processing of parts in series production.


    In automotive form development, Tebis supports you in tasks like creating clay models on milling machines. This is combined with reverse engineering to refine the CAD model following manual work on the clay model. The surfaces can be then used for more design tasks. 

    Prototypes/pilot series

    In prototype and pilot series construction, you’ll appreciate the great flexibility and many different methods for producing parts, molds and dies for the first vehicles using Tebis. Parts are quickly developed that barely differ in form and function from the subsequent series parts.

    Sheet-metal parts

    You can design the die surfaces for the sheet-metal forming tools and compensate for springback with Tebis. And stable CAD/CAM process chains from Tebis are firmly established, planned and controlled with ProLeiS MES in manufacturing the many individual parts of the die sets. 

    Plastic parts

    You can use high-precision, dynamic 5-axis machines and networked cells for electrode manufacturing and sinker EDM to produce injection molds for visible and functional parts that meet all the requirements of the automotive industry. The Tebis CAD/CAM strategies help you achieve the best surface quality. 

    Metal parts

    Tebis supports you with standardized and automated CAD/CAM processes in the production of core boxes, gravity die casting and die casting molds as well as dies for cast and forged parts. These are based on digital twins of the manufacturing resources – which are also used for simulation and verification – for optimal and reliable processes

    Fixtures and gauges

    Complex individual parts have to be precisely manufactured in order to be assembled in fixtures and gauges. Tebis puts the right tools at your fingertips. From deriving the design for the fixture or gauge from the article to all CAD/CAM manufacturing technologies.

    Series production

    You can create efficient NC programs with Tebis that meet all the requirements for the surface and geometry for remachining cast and forged parts in series production. Complete access to the NC programming keeps you flexible in the event of modifications to the component or the manufacturing process. 

    Laser trimming

    Hard materials, hydroformed parts and niche models: There are always reasons for laser cutting sheet-metal parts, even in series production.  It's good to know that you can easily, flexibly and reliably create CNC programs for this with Tebis – for standard machines, robots or special systems.

    Why Tebis?

    Good reasons for Tebis in the automotive industry

    Proven in practice
    A trusted CAD/CAM and MES partner to the automotive industry for over 30 years
    Broad portfolio
    Many different technologies suitable for many stations in the process chain in automotive development and production
    Process consulting and implementation service with industry experience for turnkey processes


    Tebis CAD/CAM ad MES software for the automotive industry

    Whether you’re looking for a strictly CAD/CAM software solution or you also want use MES software to plan and control your production – we help you meet your goals. We professionally analyze the solution you need to achieve the desired productivity improvement and ensure complete implementation.

    CAD software specialized for manufacturing 

    Designers, planners and NC programmers use Tebis CAD modules for manufacturing-related design tasks. This goes quickly and is highly automated with parametric/associative surface and solid technology. Creating, supplementing, modifying and improving CAD models ensure large savings – also in subsequent processes. 

    CAM software for many manufacturing methods

    Tebis CAD/CAM software lets you quickly, easily and automatically create collision-free NC programs for many manufacturing methods – including drilling, milling, turning, turning/milling, robotic milling, trimming, sinker EDM, wire EDM, 3D laser cutting, laser hardening and laser weld cladding.

    MES software for manufacturing management 

    ProLeiS MES gives you a clear view of planned, ongoing, and potential projects.

    With ProLeiS, you can plan and control your resources, deliver on time, and evaluate order data.

    This full visibility lets you optimize your manufacturing processes and production capacity.


    Our customers

    Automotive companies around the world use Tebis solutions and benefit from our comprehensive service. Read why they decided on Tebis.

    Best practice for consistent design

    "For a model of medium complexity, developing high-quality CAD design surfaces for the outer skin of a vehicle now takes roughly 50 hours. (Previously, it took about twice the time.)"

    BMW Design Group, Munich

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    Tebis process solutions at Volkswagen

    "Even if just one pressure area was overlooked in the process, the correction cost us up to 10,000 Euros. Today, for example, we install dies for doors that we previously had to rework directly in the press for roughly 160 hours"

    Roland Schöbel, Head of machining

    Die manufacturing Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany

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    Bringing productivity up to speed

    "Multiple setup with Tebis means truly maximized machining capacity." 

    Paul Kelly,Head of Design Model Operations department

    Jaguar Land Rover, Whitley, Coventry, UK

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    GEDIA Gebrüder Dingerkus GmbH

    "To reduce our collision rate to zero and to simultaneously save time-consuming checking after postprocessing, we used a simulation with millimeter accuracy of the machine model and the tools in the virtual world. Only Tebis was able to do this."

    Hermann Geueke, Head of Mechanical Manufacturing

    GEDIA Gebrüder Dingerkus GmbH, Attendorn, Sauerland, Germany

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    Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. • Audi AG • Bertrandt Technikum GmbH • BMW Group • Daimler AG • BYD Company Ltd. • Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG • DST Dräxlmaier Systemtechnik GmbH • EDAG Engineering GmbH • FAW Group Co.,Ltd. • Ford Motor Company • GEDIA Gebrüder Dingerkus GmbH • General Motors • Gestamp Automoción • Great Wall Motor Company Limited • Hella Werkzeug-Technologiezentrum GmbH • Honda R&D Co., Ltd. • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., • Opel Automobile GmbH • Rivian Automotive LLC • Suzuki Motor Corporation • ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH • Tesla • Toyota Motor Corporation • Volke Entwicklungsring SE • Volkswagen AG • Volvo Car Corporation


    Our services for your CAD/CAM processes

    We offer far more than just a software: Our goal is to ensure that you’re just as pleased with our solutions as we are. We advise you, work together to find the right process structures and support you in implementation.

    Tebis software services for your every need

    Our application experts can train your users and support you through our hotline.

    We digitalize both your manufacturing environment and your manufacturing knowledge and guide you through the digital transition.

    Regular updates for your Tebis software are included in the license.

    Digital manufacturing environment

    We prepare exact virtual models of your manufacturing environment. This way your Tebis installation knows all about your machines, tools, units and controls. The flow of information from design to manufacturing is transparent, and this provides a solid foundation for further automation.

    Digital manufacturing knowledge

    We evaluate your processes and manufacturing methods for standards, derive templates from these and integrate the knowledge in your Tebis installation. You’ll optimize your programming and machine capacity.


    In Trainings und Webinaren vermitteln wir Ihren Mitarbeitern die Anwendung der Software und die neuesten Entwicklungen. Nach einem Training können sie Zielvorgaben schneller erfüllen und flexibler eingesetzt werden.

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    Process consulting by Tebis Consulting

    We help you to critically assess and improve your company and your processes. What sets us apart: Not only do our consultants have outstanding consulting expertise, they also know the automotive industry inside-out – as can be seen from over 250 successful projects and awards like the "Best of Consulting Mittelstand 2018" from the Wirtschaftswoche magazine.

    Tebis Consulting

    Awarded again: "Best of Consulting Mittelstand 2022" from WirtschaftsWoche for a customer project.

    Would a critical evaluation of management issues help you optimize processes?

    Our consultants have firsthand experience and a high degree of expertise in the manufacturing industry.

    Process consulting

    We support you in reducing your project processing time and expenditure for individual work steps. We work together to improve the flow of information, the processes in NC programming and the productivity of your machines.

    Our consulting approach

    Tebis has developed aprocedure specific to the industry that has led to success in hundreds of projects. It’s always tailored to the specific requirements of our customers.
    We develop realistic solution approaches and work with you to implement the resulting concept.


    Would you like to learn more?

    We’ll be happy to answer your questions about topics like:

    • Software and services
    • Consulting for your processes