Intelligent Manufacturing with Tebis Automill®

    Your expertise and your workshop mapped in Tebis process libraries

    At the core is the intelligent part

    In Tebis CAD, the part is "intelligent" by virtue of your individual preparation work. Automated preparation instantly generates blanks, extensions, cover surfaces, guide curves and NC features. These are used by Tebis CAM.

    Tebis CAM accesses process libraries containing your digitalized manufacturing environment and digitalized expertise and automatically calculates NC programs for 2.5D and 3D free-form geometry for milling, drilling, turning, turn-milling, wire and sinker EDM, laser hardening, laser cutting and laser weld cladding. 

    The integrated Tebis NC simulation generates verified NC programs in the control format
    Your digital manufacturing expertise 

    NC programmers use their individual manufacturing knowledge stored in Tebis for standardized and automated work. Frequently used manufacturing sequences and methods are stored there as templates for manufacturing designers and NC programmers. Working with library objects and intelligent Job Managers reduces programming errors and turns proven methods into standards for all your personnel. This enables even inexperienced users to quickly create NC programs that meet your stringent requirements. 
    Your digital workshop

    Tebis users work with process libraries that digitally represent their real manufacturing environment. The libraries contain geometric, kinematic and technical information on machines, their supplemental equipment, controls, tools and clamping devices. In the digitalized manufacturing environment, NC programmers can precisely define setups on the selected machines and tools, verify toolpaths and prevent collisions during calculation. This results in safe NC code for your manufacturing.
    Digital manufacturing knowledge

    We evaluate your processes and manufacturing methods for standards, derive templates from these and integrate the knowledge in your Tebis installation. You’ll optimize your programming and machine capacity.

    Digital manufacturing environment

    We prepare exact virtual models of your manufacturing environment. This way your Tebis installation knows all about your machines, tools, units and controls. The flow of information from design to manufacturing is transparent, and this provides a solid foundation for further automation.


    The process libraries include your expertise and your workshop:

    Represent your machines in the Tebis CNC programming environment. This ensures 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, drives and much more.

    • Your manufacturing planners use the virtual machines for feasibility testing and precisely determining machining time.
    • NC programmers can use virtual machines to define appropriate setups and check calculated NC programs for collisions and limit switch problems. Spontaneous switching of an entire manufacturing project to a different machine is also feasible.
    • Postprocessors use information from the virtual machines when outputting the NC programs in the control format.
    • Machine operators simulate the machining operation based on actual machine kinematics.

    Represent your tools in the 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.

    Represent 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.

    You can manage  all clamping elements and combine them in clamping device groups in the clamping device library. Using predefined connection points and an automatic filter function that only offers elements with appropriate connections, you can quickly and conveniently construct simple vises in the same way you create zero point clamping systems with a variety of clamping plate systems. Multiple setups are also integrated. If individual elements in a clamping device group can be physically moved, you can specify any necessary degrees of freedom to restrict the direction of movement. 

    • Create and manage clamping elements and clamping device assemblies
    • Import and directly use external data such as clamping elements and products directly from the manufacturer via direct interfaces
    • Quickly adapt clamping situation to the specific manufacturing task
    • Simple positioning
    • Automated plausibility checking
    • Set up the machine one-to-one in the virtual world
    • Simplified setup processes in production
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    For outputting the calculated toolpaths in the special format of your CNC controls. Depending on their design and complexity, you will 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 such as bores, toleranced fits, planar surfaces and pockets. Each feature can be associated with an appropriate manufacturing sequence.

    Features are included in your CAD manufacturing files by the intelligent feature scanner and by manual insertion.

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    Automation: The Tebis feature scanner provides the part with the correct NC features. NC programming is then fully automatic.
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    Time savings: The Tebis feature scanner analyzes the part and recommends the correct features for installation. 

    Represent standardized manufacturing sequences of several NC calculation functions linked to each other with information on strategies, tools and calculation parameters.

    Represent and save 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 especially efficient. The automated functions yield 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 workshop. 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.

    CNC automation
    Tebis Automill® 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.
    CNC simulator

    The Tebis CNC Simulator lets you fully plan, program and check your NC machining operations in the Tebis CNC programming environment. All of the components in your real manufacturing environment – including tools, machines, clamping devices and units – are stored down to the last detail as digital twins in the virtual programming environment. 

    CNC programming

    Tebis CNC programming greatly reduces programming and setup time in the overall process chain. Tebis combines speed, reliability and a high degree of automation with the greatest possible flexibility. The portfolio includes industry-specific solutions for all areas, including 2.5D, 3D and 5-axis machining.