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    2.5D milling of planar surfaces, contours and pockets

    Simple and easy to automate

    Tebis contains all the strategies you need to quickly machine open and closed 2.5D geometries, including multi-sided machining. Options for roughing and finishing walls and bottoms are integrated. This also simplifies NC programming: This lets you manufacture special geometries with just a single function.  

    The key advantage: NC programming of prismatic ruled and free-form geometries can be easily automated using Tebis feature technology for 2.5D milling – and of course automatic feature detection is also included. 

    Efficient and reliable
    Direct milling on surfaces • Roughing in planes protecting tools • Integrated roughing strategies with full-cut avoidance • Complete collision checking
    Easily automated
    Automatically generate NC programs for ruled and free-form geometries • Integrated path correction and support for multiple working planes •  Automatically determine starting points and plunge points
    An end-to-end system
    End-to-end accounting for blanks • Precise accounting for residual stock with material tracking • Optimized retracts
    Highly flexible
    Selectable cycle-oriented NC output • Linear or smoothed NC paths for optimal results on every machine type

    Milling planar surfaces

    The part can be machined, including roughing and finishing the bottom and finishing the flanks, with only one part selection. For special cases, it is possible to manually move the tool across planar surfaces. The tool automatically avoids the protected surfaces.

    Machining planar surfaces (left) and finishing adjacent flanks (right)
    Manually guiding the tool

    Milling contour surfaces

    In addition to Z-constant machining, the "Z-variable" strategy enables optimal milling of 3D height contours. Large amounts of material can be removed very quickly in downward machining with special tools.

    Side milling contour surfaces
    Downward machining of contour surfaces

    Milling pockets

    You can machine any circular pockets, slots, rectangular pockets or free-form pockets. Optimal NC paths are generated based on the geometry: A special strategy is available for each geometry type. Flank and base surfaces can also be machined in spiral or helical paths.

    Machine pockets with adaptive roughing and full-cut avoidance
    Complete slot machining

    Multi-sided machining

    The tool can be easily positioned on any number of levels for machining 2.5D ruled geometries. In combination with feature-based automated 2.5D machining, you can thus generate a complete 5-sided machining operation quickly and with little effort within a single NC program.

    Easily generate NC programs with template technology

    This video shows how NC programs can essentially be generated completely automatically for pockets that require similar machining. The template is copied, the calculation is started – and the NC program is complete. 

    What our customers are saying about 2.5D machining in Tebis

    Fast and reliable

    "At the end of the day, it's not the least expensive solution, but the most cost-effective one that counts. For software solutions, that clearly means Tebis for us."

    Thomas Müller, Managing director and company founder

    RSB Rationelle Stahlbearbeitung und VARIO-Metall, Merkers, Germany

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    PROTO-TECHNIK

    "We work more efficiently and faster with Tebis and can significantly reduce machine run times. In fact, we are up to 50% faster working in 2.5D with aluminum and steel."

    Matthias Sliwanski, Managing partner

    PROTO-TECHNIK Gesellschaft für Gestaltung technischer Produkte mbH, Bergkirchen, Germany

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    For everyone who wants to learn more

    Webinars, interviews, etc.

    Effectively automate 2.5D machining

    2.5D machining can quickly become a money pit – many different machining operations, many required tools and resulting tool changes. This can be offset with effective NC automation that ensures a fast and reliable route from the CAD data to the finished part.


    Webinar recording (German)
    Faster to the machine
    RSB Rationelle Stahlbearbeitung, a medium-sized company in Merkers, Thuringia, relies completely on Tebis software solutions for its NC programming. We took a closer look at Tebis's automated 2.5D process during a discussion with sales manager Arno Volkmar and NC programmer Ralf Wünsch....
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