In modern manufacturing companies, NC programs for CNC machine centers are no longer created by conventional means with individual manual operations by an NC programmer on CNC controls and CNC programming systems. Instead, a CAM system like Tebis 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 in order to calculate the NC programs. This lays the groundwork for automated CNC programming and highly efficient manufacturing.
Your NC programmers first use process libraries containing your machines, controls, tools and clamping devices as individual digital objects. Your Tebis software therefore knows your specific manufacturing environment in detail (virtual machines = VM, clamping devices = Clamp).
Still more: NC templates also contain your optimized manufacturing knowledge and enable standardized work and automatic functions for your NC programming (technology packages = TP).
The NC programmer uses NZ templates containing proven manufacturing sequences as well as appropriate tools, machines and clamping devices from the process libraries stored in virtual form. This enables Tebis NC programs to optimally adapt to the manufacturing environment and to detect and avoid collisions in advance during programming.
The process libraries specially developed for your company can be used simultaneously for all your Tebis workstations, regardless of their number.
When calculating NC programs, Tebis accesses process libraries with:
We archive your process libraries on request and provide them for downloading with every new release. Of course, all of your process libraries can be protected from unintentional disclosure to third parties.
For representing your machines in your Tebis CNC programming environment. These ensure reliability in the CNC automation environment. Detailed digital twins of your actual machining centers and robots are generated from our large inventory of catalog machines. The virtual model includes the machine geometry, additional equipment, kinematics, limit switches, dynamic parameters for axes and drives and much more.
For representing your tools in your Tebis CNC programming environment. The virtual tools include all geometric properties, proven and optimized cutting data and groups of tools in magazines.
All tools are supported, including modern high-performance HPC, HFC and circle-segment cutters.
For representing your actual clamping devices. This enables NC programmers to unequivocally specify the setup. This prevents collisions with clamping devices that would require renewed NC programming. The clamping devices include all geometric and technical properties.
For outputting the calculated toolpaths in the special format of your CNC controls. Depending on their design and complexity, you’ll require an individualized postprocessor for each of your machines. These are available for milling, turning, laser cutting, turning/milling and for robots (with more than 5 axes). Tebis implementation technicians use available catalog postprocessors to create your individual postprocessors to your exact specifications.
Use geometry templates, also known as features, for automatic NC program calculation of standardized manufacturing objects like bores, toleranced fits, planar surfaces and pockets. Each feature can be associated with the right manufacturing sequence.
Features are included in your CAD manufacturing files via the intelligent feature scanner and by manual insertion.
For representing standardized manufacturing sequences of several NC calculation functions linked to each other with information on strategies, tools and calculation parameters.
For representing and saving all NCJobs in all setups that result in manufacturing of the part.
Job Managers with all setups and all NCJobs can be reused as templates for the same or similar manufacturing tasks. The use of intelligent Job Managers is extremely efficient. The automated functions provide significant time savings for NC programmers. The NCJobs contained in the intelligent Job Managers automatically identify the geometry to be manufactured using the stored information on tool use, strategies and cutting data.
These are needed to document your NC programs for your shop. They can be output in XML format or as a PDF file for printing on paper and for viewing on-screen.
Tebis implementation technicians use the inventory of catalog templates to program your individual templates to your exact specifications for more CNC automation in your processes.