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    5-axis milling

    Easily, quickly and reliably manufacture 3D surfaces

    5-axis simultaneous milling quickly and efficiently produces high-quality surfaces unlike any other milling method. Tebis lets you use the full potential of your expensive high-performance machines: Collision-free programs can be easily planned and calculated for all multi-axis machining operations. Homogeneous toolpaths with low tool wear and checked for tilt direction are automatically generated.

    Simple
    Integrated template technology • Functions for special manufacturing tasks • Mill between vectors • Interactively optimize tool tilt direction • All roughing and finishing strategies integrated
    Fast
    Combine any machining types as desired • Optimal support for modern high-performance cutters • Machine multiple surfaces in a single pass without retracts
    Reliable
    Completely collision-checked NC programs • For all milling machines including robots

    Technical article

    Multi-sided machining with positioned axes? Or do you prefer 5-axis simultaneous machining?

    Whether a part is to be milled simultaneously on multiple sides with the positioned axis or by 5-axis simultaneous milling always depends on the specific machining task, the complexity of the part and the machine kinematics. 

    Are you still wondering whether machines for 5-axis simultaneous machining are even worthwhile for you? Or are you already using multi-axis machines and believe you can get still more out of your machines? Then you are not alone: According to a survey, 62 percent of those with multi-axis machines do not believe they are using the full potential of their machines.*

    We have compared the advantages and disadvantages. Read our white paper. 

    Simultaneous 5-axis functions for special manufacturing tasks

    NC programming of milling paths for simultaneous 5-axis millingis easy to learn in Tebis: It largely corresponds to 3D programming. Tebis programmers who previously generated 3-axis toolpaths also very quickly learn to work with 5-axis milling programs.

    Tebis includes ten functions for programming toolpaths for simultaneous 5-axis milling. Each function is customized for special machining tasks and only contains those parameters that are actually needed.  

    • MSurf: HSC milling with ball cutters
    • MFace: HSC surface milling of simple and complex free-form surfaces with a lead angle
    • MCont: 5-axis side milling of planar and constant-curvature flank surfaces, such as with circle-segment cutters
    • MSide: 5-axis side milling of complex free-form surfaces
    • MCurv: Face and side milling of curves
    • MEngrave: Engraving
    • MRough: Adaptive or contour-parallel roughing of free-form surfaces
    • MPocket: Adaptive or contour-parallel roughing of free-form pockets
    • MRadial: Contour-parallel roughing of rotational parts
    • MBurring: Multi-axis deburring

    5-axis simultaneous machining grows out of 3+2-axis machining

    In 5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling, you can generate 3+2-axis NC programs with no specific tilt angle for individual milling areas with no extra effort. Subsequent conversion to programs for simultaneous 5-axis milling is automatic. The tool tilt angle is optimized in this process, taking machine kinematics into account.

    Avoidance milling is especially suitable for collision avoidance: Collisions of the tool holder with the part are already detected during calculation and are automatically avoided with simultaneous 5-axis milling. This enables outstanding machining of electrodes and parts with deep cavities, for example, with short tools.

    However, you can also implement this functionality with good results in other areas besides collision avoidance. In specific part areas – such as for free-form surfaces in the visible area where machining requires frequent reorientation – machining with fixed tilt angles often negatively affects surface quality due to unfavorable cutting conditions. An expedient solution is to compensate this with dynamic 5-axis tool movements.

    If desired, you can decide at the end whether to remove residual stock by 3+2-axis machining with the positoned axes or by simultaneous 5-axis machining. Tebis performs high-precision calculation of the remaining residual stock. Depending on the machining situation, you can interactively position the tool using the positoned axes or enable the fully automatic calculation of toolpaths for simultaneous 5-axis milling. 

    Machining multiple surfaces in a single pass without retracts?

    With direct surface selection, multiple surfaces can be machined in a single pass with no additional design effort. 

    Select multiple surfaces ...

    ... with no additional design effort ...

    … and perform 5-axis simultaneous machining

    5-axis simultaneous machining of multiple surfaces in a single pass without retracts

    5-axis milling between vectors

    Specify any vectors between which the parties to be milled. The selected vectors determine the movement of the tool. If desired, you can optimize tool movement during programming: Check the tilt direction with the integrated tilt direction preview and adjust it interactively.

    What our customers are saying

    Productivity grows with Tebis solutions

    "After purchasing a 5-axis machine, we looked for a suitable software solution and found that Tebis was also the best solution for 5-axis applications."

    Belmiro Teixeira, Managing Partner

    Irmamolde, Maceira - Leiria, Portugal

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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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    Success from switching technologies

    "Using Tebis, we’ve developed a very reliable and highly efficient machining process for our 5-axis technology." Roger Wadell (left), Gunnar Persson (right), responsible for work preparation and production engineering"

    MV USAB, Smedjebacken, Sweden

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    For everyone who wants to learn more

    Webinars, technical articles, interviews ...

    Tebis 5-axis milling: Simple, fast and reliable

    In this webinar, we will give you a basic overview of the advantages of multipage machining with Tebis. We will also show you the major new features that have been added in Version 4.0 Release 6.


    Webinar recording (German)

    Automated multi-axis deburring

    The correct CAD/CAM solution can save time when deburring parts In our free webinar, we will show you how to quickly and easily deburr your parts automatically using tapered or ball cutters. 


    Webinar recording (German)
    “The first customer was thrilled with our solution”

    In an interview in the November issue of technical magazine “maschine + werkzeug©” (2018), product manager Helmut Vergin explains how simple 5-axis milling has become using Tebis Version 4.0 Release 6.

    Read full interview
    5-axis simultaneous milling – is it worth it?

    Many die, mold and machine manufacturers prefer to manufacture using fixed positioned axes. They tend to cast a more critical eye on multi-sided machining. Are these warranted concerns?

    Read the white paper

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