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    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 changes and 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


    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.

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    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.

    Support for multi-channel machine tools

    Optimal utilization of multi-channel machine centers.

    Ideal for parts with a large milling fraction: Tebis can be used to program toolpaths for sequential processing on machines with multiple tool and component holders. The individual steps – like milling with a milling head or turret, stabilizing with a centering tip or clamping with a sub spindle – can be combined in any way. 

    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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    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.

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    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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    CNC turning

    You can create reliable, collision-checked CNC programs for your lathes in the complete digital Tebis manufacturing environment. This enables you to quickly and reliably manufacture both simple and complex components.

    CNC drilling

    Tebis lets you program simple bores and complex multi-sided machining operations right at your CAM workplace. Strategies for centering, countersinking, reaming, thread cutting, thread milling and milling fittings are included. You benefit from automated manufacturing templates and shortened traverse paths using virtual machine technology. 

    2.5D milling

    Prismatic machining can be completely automated based on individual process libraries using Tebis template technology. Programming on the machine is eliminated and NC programming at the Tebis workstation is simple.

    3D milling

    Free-form machining lets you combine all your strategies for roughing, finishing and residual stock machining in the Tebis Job Manager. You can use convenient template technology and ensure collision avoidance already in the CAM environment.

    5-axis milling

    Tebis 5-axis milling lets you use the full potential of your expensive high-performance machines: Collision-free programs can be easily planned and calculated for all multi-axis machining operations. Simultaneous 5-axis strategies that are customized for specific manufacturing tasks make NC programming very simple – especially in combination with Tebis template technology. 

    High-efficiency roughing

    Compared with conventional roughing, time savings of over 60 percent can be achieved with adaptive roughing using special HPC cutters with very large cutting depths. The path layout is perfectly adapted to the geometry with no full cuts. 

    HFC milling

    HFC tools allow you to achieve high machining rates at high feed rates. Tebis calculates the residual stock with absolute precision: The maximum amount of possible material is removed. HFC tools can therefore be used optimally with Tebis, not only for roughing but also for prefinishing. 

    Circle-segment cutters

    Circle-segment cutters have a special geometry that saves you up to 80 percent of the time required for prefinishing and finishing compared to machining with ball cutters. Tebis supports all these kinds of efficient high-performance tools – because each tool can be modeled with precise attention to detail in the virtual CAM environment. 

    Rib and slot milling

    Automated CAD and CAM functions make rib and slot milling very simple. All areas that are suitable for slot milling are automatically detected by the system and divided into categories, like the bottom, flanks and radii. These areas can then be machined using suitable strategies based on templates.