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.
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.
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.