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    Turn-milling

    Make the best use of high-performance turn-milling complete machining centers

    With Tebis, you can easily use machines with turning, milling and drilling functions. This saves you machine changesand reclamping and reduces logistics expenditures on the path to the finished workpiece. At the same time, you benefit from the greater accuracy of mill-turning, because the workpiece is turned, drilled and milled in the same setup. On machines with a primary and secondary spindle, you can automatically transfer parts and complete them on all sides without manual reclamping. Using all of these possibilities reliably and efficiently to operate turn-milling machines with the least possible user intervention and monitoring is one of the special strengths of the CAD/CAM process with Tebis.

    An end-to-end system
    Program all machining operations from end-to-end
    Collision checking
    Collision protection with virtual tool and machine models
    Material model
    End-to-end material model for calculating toolpaths
    Fewer setups
    Results in higher accuracy and less effort in planning and logistics

    Video

    Turn-milling: Tebis heart wheel rim

    This video shows turn-milling of a high-quality aluminum wheel rim with a heart in the hub. The heart wheel rim weighs just two kilograms and is created from a 20-kilogram blank with only two setups for turning and milling. 2-axis to 5-axis milling is used; virtual machine technology ensures maximum collision protection.

    Functions

    Standardized tool management

    Manage all of your tools for turning, drilling and milling in a common tool library. DIN/ISO cutters and holders can be created directly by specifying the type. Special tools like shaping, striking and side-milling tools are also supported. All individual components are available to you in a true-to-life representation and can be combined in tool assemblies. These form the basis for all collision checks.

    End-to-end Job Manager for turn-milling

    You can combine the machining operations of turning, drilling and milling in the Tebis Job Manager as needed to produce workpieces suitable for manufacturing. With the end-to-end material model, material removal on milling/turning is documented from the blank to the finished part . Then the currently available material can be used as the starting point for the next machining operation – from turning to milling and back again. In conjunction with the implemented automation, the machining functions automatically find the geometries to be machined in the part and calculate the toolpaths.

    Determine turning profile

    It is especially important in turn-milling to know the maximum possible contour for turning: in other words, the rotationally symmetrical envelope of the overall geometry. Tebis determines this with the click of a button.

    Simulation and NC output for turn-milling

    Tebis reliably rules out collisions with all tool components during program calculation for turn-milling. Subsequent collision checking examines machine components and the traverse paths between individual toolpaths. This results in an end-to-end collision-free CNC program for all turning, drilling and milling operations. This CNC program also controls the machine units, including clamping elementstailstocks or steady rests.

    Customer response

    What our customers are saying about turn-milling

    Success from switching technologies

    "Using Tebis, we’ve developed a very reliable and highly efficient machining process for our 5-axis technology." Roger Wadell (left), Gunnar Persson (right), responsible for work preparation and production engineering"

    MV USAB, Smedjebacken, Sweden

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    Would you like to learn more?

    Additional valuable information on turn-milling is available here

    Make the best possible use of high-performance machines for combined turning and milling

    In this free webinar by Tebis product manager Adrian Sussani, you can learn how to best use your machines for combined turning and milling with the right CAD/CAM process, laying the groundwork for fast and reliable manufacturing.


    Webinar recording (German)
    We want to control the machine

    This is a principle that Tebis has followed for more than a decade, and Reiner Schmid, Tebis AG’s head of Product Management, still views it as a unique approach. In an interview with Christopher Detke from NCFertigung, he explains what makes a good CAM system, where the challenges lie and what machines he currently regards as the most complex.

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