Greater productivity through offline programming

    Tebis helps you master the challenges in 5-axis trimming: You can quickly and reliably create toolpaths for trimming your parts – perpendicular to the part surface or parallel to a flank – even for complex geometries. Collisions with other part areas, clamping devices or machine components are not possible. Offline programming lets you avoid tedious teach-in and unproductive use of the machine. This applies to both vacuum-formed parts made out of thermoplastic materials and to parts made out of composite materials (e.g. carbon) as well as to parts clad with wood and with other natural materials.

    Quickly and reliably produce collision-free CNC programs
    Detect and correct all problem areas before the program goes to the 5-axis machine
    Short cycle times in trimming on the machine
    High quality
    High quality of the cut parts


    Trimming with Tebis

    This video shows trimming on an aluminum/plastic composite part for a center console. A collision-checked CNC program for series production is generated with just a few clicks. This requires that the tool tilt angle be changed within a tight space, while the angle of the cut flank must still fulfill all functional and design requirements.

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    5-axis trimming


    Simultaneously automated and flexible

    Tebis automatically calculates results for 5-axis trimming that you can change interactively and at any time. You can flexibly adjust the starting position and the spatial position of the machine head, just like the areas to be trimmed and their machining sequence. This lets you integrate your own manufacturing expertise in the programming. You can also easily handle deviations between CAD data and the actual part (distortion, etc.).

    Analyzes for quality and efficiency

    Tebis supports you with many analysis functions during interactive programming for trimming. You always retain an overview of the rotation angle and area, tool tilt direction and collisions. This makes it easy to optimize the machine's 5-axis rotation movements for fast and smooth trimming. You can also adapt your manufacturing projects to the axis angle limitations and unavoidable unwind movements of the machine. 

    No lost time due to collisions

    Because Tebis models all your manufacturing resources for trimming as  digital twins, you have a continuous overview of the entire machine situation. This means that you never fail to catch any collision between the tool, spindle or head and the part, clamping devices, or other machine components. Tebis prevents many collisions with automatic interpolation. The collision analysis is always updated on all interactive changes in the toolpaths. All machining operations are therefore safely planned on the 5-axis machines. Lost time and money due to collisions during trimming are a thing of the past. 

    Quickly achieve your goals with form elements

    Standard form elements lie holes, slots, rectangles, triangles, pentagons and hexagons and keyholes are automatically detected in trimming. Your benefit: These geometry standards are exported as subprograms to the NC program. This enables the control and 5-axis machine to work in a more targeted and efficient manner. 

    Adapt existing machining operations for trimming

    Your machining operations are saved with adjustments and individual settings in Tebis NCJob management for subsequent adaptation to changed requirements. You can use transformation functions to quickly and easily generate NC programs from these for trim machining of workpieces with mirrored symmetry. The machine's kinematic limits are continuously monitored. 

    If you already have trimming programs from the past for which there are no CAD/CAM data, you still have options with Tebis. In just a few steps, reverse processors can transform the NC data back into NCJobs that can be used for a different machine or adapted to new requirements. 

    Customer response

    What our customers are saying about trimming

    Accuracy spot on thanks to Tebis!

    "The software allows us to produce our parts more efficiently and to a more accurate tolerance. Before we were teaching the parts by hand on to the machines and this meant we couldn’t hold the tolerance of the drawings."

    Tim Spalton, Mechanical director

    Interform Manufacturing Ltd., High Wycombe, UK

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    Demanding thermoformed components for commercial vehicles

    "If we weren't using Tebis, we wouldn't be where we are today."Our manufacturing times are now significantly shorter."

    Jürgen Hopf, Technical managing director

    HOPF Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Besigheim-Ottmarsheim, Germany

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    Highly specialized yet diverse

    "When we decided to go with Tebis, we really hit the bull’s-eye. We were immediately impressed by the many milling strategies for all of our application areas. The collision checking is also very precise – better than what we saw in other systems."

    Richard Kurz, NC programmer

    Wethje Carbon Composites GmbH, Hengersberg, Germany

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    For everyone who wants to learn more

    Webinars, technical articles, interviews ...

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    In this webinar, you will learn how a vacuum clamping fixture made of Ureol is designed and parametrically linked to the component data. We will then show how the fixture is manufactured quickly and safely using digital twins. 
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    Based on a practical example, a CFRP wing shell measuring approx. 2000 x 2500 mm, you will learn in this webinar, how to trim CFRP components using the right combination of CAD/CAM strategies, machine and tool. 

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