Made for model making

    In both CAD and CAM, Tebis is a perfect match for the processes in the high-tech craft of model making. Tebis users benefit from the straightforward and logical implementation of the software and the automation possibilities. In design model making as well as in body work and foundry model making, customers place the greatest importance on fast delivery at top quality. Tebis CAD/CAM is known for its great flexibility. Even with difficult data sets, model makers produce the best surface quality and punctually deliver dimensionally accurate models.

    From data control model to test gauge

    Whether you manufacture show cars, data control models, casting models, function cubings or complete prototype vehicles: Model makers manufacture components for a wide range of applications. This is achieved quickly and at the highest quality using Tebis CAD/CAM technology.


    Data control models

    Tebis NC programs are usually supplied to large milling machines for assessing the CAD data in the real world. Measurements are made with Tebis CAQ software on the models made in this way.

    Cubing models

    Mounted parts and gap dimensions are checked on function and test cubings – in both the interior and exterior. Designers and NC programmers find the complete scope of functions in Tebis.

    Vacuum models

    Prototype parts with high-quality surfaces are produced in a vacuum process using silicone molds. Perfect CAD surfaces are quickly made using Tebis surface technology.  

    Foundry models

    These are used for making the mold needed to cast metallic parts. The easy operation of the design and NC programming functions ensure high user acceptance.

    Polystyrene models

    These are used for casting blanks, for example. Users benefit from the convenient CAD and CAM functions that perfectly support both mesh and surface data.


    Clay models

    These are used in form development. Their form results from a mix of manual work and NC machining. Reverse engineering and surface modeling turn scanned models into perfect CAD models.

    Our customers

    Over 500 customers in model making 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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    Formbar AG - A phoenix rises from the ashes

    "It is truly interesting to have one’s own processes evaluated from outside. Of course, we wanted to be faster, better and bigger; the only question was how.”

    Kaspar Hürlimann, Managing director

    Formbar AG, Kirchdorf, Switzerland

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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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    Expertise in the workshop

    "Thanks to the investment (in Tebis), we’ve increased our production capacities in model manufacturing by 10 to 15% and in manufacturing by 20 to 25%."

    Martin Larsson, Managing director

    Unnaryd Modell AB, Unnaryd, Sweden

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    BMW Group • Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG • Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. • HFM Modell- & Formenbau GmbH • Blasius Gerg GmbH • Honda R&D Co., Ltd. • Schröter Modell- und Formenbau GmbH • Silberform AG • Helmut Ernst GmbH • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., Whitley • A. Erglis GmbH • Unnaryd Modell AB • EDAG Engineering GmbH • Husqvarna AB • CNC Speedform AG • Modelleria Modenese S.n.c. • Bertrandt Technikum GmbH • Volke Entwicklungsring SE • Modelleria Bagatti S.R.L.

    Why so many model makers use Tebis

    Ease of use
    Logical operating structures • Robust CAD functions • Template-supported NC programming
    Effective, productive and reliable
    Automated and collision-checked NC programming • Integrated simulation and verification • Multiple setup • Reduced-personnel manufacturing
    Highly praised service
    Helpful training courses • Tebis experts digitalize the manufacturing environment and manufacturing knowledge • Management and process consulting

    User-friendly combination of CAD and CAM 

    From reverse engineering to 5-axis milling

    Tebis CAD/CAM workstations can be flexibly equipped. Designers and NC programmers use different modules. The workstations are implemented in office environments as well as in the production area. All the employees involved always work with the same database throughout the entire project. From transferring your customer's data until delivery of the models, your specialists work efficiently and securely with one and the same system.

    You can use Tebis CAD functions to transfer data from your customers, generate CAD surfaces with design functions and by reverse engineering and optimize them up to Class A quality. You can use design templates and prepare data for manufacturing so that NC programming can be performed automatically.
    You can use Tebis CAM functions to create reliable, template-based NC programs for your milling machines. Integrated simulation and verification prevent collisions and allow you to simultaneously clamp multiple components and process them overnight. 

    Frequent use of Tebis software in model making

    Using reverse engineering to align the CAD world with the real world

    Reverse engineering is used everywhere that work is performed manually on real objects and in the CAD model. In model manufacturing, design objects and vehicles modeled in clay are scanned and transferred to CAD surfaces. In die manufacturing, manual changes to sheet-metal dies in the tryout phase are scanned and the existing CAD model is updated based on the scanned data.

    Designing and manufacturing active surfaces to exact specifications

    Tebis offers automated design functions with which active surface designers can include sheet thickness, thinning effects and reliefs in the design of the CAD active surfaces. This results in significant time savings in NC programming, machining and tryout.

    3D milling

    Free-form machining lets you combine all your strategies for roughing, finishing and residual stock machining in the Tebis Job Manager. You can use convenient template technology and ensure collision avoidance already in the CAM environment.

    CNC drilling

    Tebis lets you program simple bores and complex multi-sided machining operations right at your CAM workplace. Strategies for centering, countersinking, reaming, thread cutting, thread milling and milling fittings are included. You benefit from automated manufacturing templates and shortened traverse paths using virtual machine technology. 

    CNC automation
    Tebis Automill® evaluates the digital CAD part model and accesses a previously stored structure of digital representations of the company's manufacturing environment and the manufacturing knowledge stored in templates to calculate the NC programs.
    CNC simulator

    The Tebis CNC Simulator lets you fully plan, program and check your NC machining operations in the Tebis CNC programming environment. All of the components in your real manufacturing environment – including tools, machines, clamping devices and units – are stored down to the last detail as digital twins in the virtual programming environment. 

    Quality control

    The end-to-end Tebis solution lets you check any part right after manufacturing. Whether you want to measure your parts using NC control on milling and measuring machines or do it manually – Tebis provides you with all the necessary functions. Manufacture quality. Right from the start.

    Robotic machining

    Tebis supports robots for all types of machining. Because you’re programming with a virtual robot (digital twin) right from the start, there are no surprises later due to recalculation or other issues. You can therefore proceed directly from the CAD data to the completed robotic machining program with no detours.


    Our services for your CAD/CAM processes

    We offer far more than just 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.

    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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    Management and process consulting 

    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 model making 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.

    Management consulting

    We develop new strategies to keep your company competitive into the future. We work together to set realistic entrepreneurial goals, identify individual measures and strategies, improve project management and find new ways to motivate your employees.

    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.


    Active in education

    Tebis is involved with many educational and research institutions for training young people. Many training centers use Tebis systems. Students use the Tebis student version to learn about Tebis CAD/CAM software. 

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