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    Faster finishing and prefinishing with circle-segment cutters

    Smooth surfaces with large path distances

    For circle-segment cutters – also known as barrel cutters – the radii in the cutting areas are significantly larger than for conventional ball cutters. They are modern high-performance tools for high-efficiency prefinishing and finishing of planes and free-form surfaces. The same surface roughness is achieved on the part with a significantly larger path distance, which greatly reduces your machining times while achieving outstanding surface quality. 

    In this example, circle-segment and ball cutters have the same diameter of 10 millimeters. However, the circle-segment cutter has a radius of 250 millimeters in the cutting area, while the ball cutter has a radius of only five millimeters.
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    Comparison of machining with circle-segment cutters and ball cutters
    Time savings of more than 80 percent
    Tebis supports all types of circle-segment cutters
    Suitable for 3-axis tilted and 5-axis simultaneous machining

    Tebis is suitable for all types of circle-segment cutters

    Which circle-segment cutter is best suited for finishing depends entirely on the specific manufacturing task. The significant advantage of Tebis: All tool contours can be quickly and easily constructed with a curve and represented one to one in the tool library – you have complete flexibility. 

    Radii for circle-segment cutters with tapered, oval, barrel and lenticular geometry
    Create any tool contours with curves and model in Tebis
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    Practical example for various manufacturing situations

    Optimal for 3 and 5-axis machining

    Circle-segment cutters are suitable for both 3-axis tilted machining as well as for 5-axis simultaneous machining. You gain a double speed advantage from Tebis in 5-axis machining: With no additional design overhead, you can select multiple surfaces with a simple mouse click and machine them with high-performance circle-segment cutters.

    3-axis tilted machining with circle-segment cutters
    5-axis simultaneous machining with circle-segment cutters
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    Side milling with circle-segment cutters

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    Improve manufacturing efficiency with high-performance tools

    In our webinar, we showed how you can benefit from modern high-performance tools such as HPC and circular segment milling cutters and how Tebis supports these tools. Exact virtual tool contours and the ability to combine all machining types and strategies as you wish ensure optimal results.

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    Manufacturing more efficiently with modern high-performance tools

    You want faster roughing and finishing? And not only 5, 10, 15 or 20 percent faster, but even faster than that?

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