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 to calculate the NC programs. This forms the basis for automated CNC programming and highly efficient manufacturing.
Your NC programmers 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 suitable 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.
Use your virtual workspace before and during NC programming. Specify suitable tools and find the best setup and tilt directions. You can select digital twins for the machine, machine head, clamping devices, shuttle tables, units, tools and reference points. You can calculate and plan right from the start in your own digital manufacturing environment that you can also use for NC programming.
When calculating toolpaths, Tebis detects collision hazards for the tool holder and machine head and automatically reduces the milling area to prevent collisions. Tebis prevents collisions in 5-axis machines by automatically generating 5-axis avoidance movements.
Calculated toolpaths are still verified in the CAM environment for collisions with all components of the part, clamping devices and machine components involved and are corrected before the NC programs are sent to real manufacturing. Adherence to the working space of the machine with its limit switches is also checked virtually.