Every imported data set must be prepared for CAM programming in design. This usually takes many individual work steps: Bores for clamping systems must be placed, tilt axis systems defined, fill surfaces designed, blanks created, connection points for setups generated, clamping devices positioned and retract planes defined. These many individual steps can be highly automated in Tebis using parametric CAD templates. These templates can be extended as needed and can be adapted to meet customer-specific requirements. Users can still be highly flexible: Changes – like selecting a different setup system – can now be directly and conveniently controlled via the user parameters in the object tree.
Parametric template technology and the proven Tebis CAM template technology for automated NC programming go hand in hand: They both contain the company's own manufacturing expertise in CAD and for CAM. CAD and CAM templates enable faster and more efficient manufacturing, and they ensure standards and uniform quality. Companies can be less dependent on the expertise of individual specialists, and new employees will get up to speed more quickly and start contributing productively to the company's success in the shortest possible time.
The parametric CAD functions are included in the Tebis CAD base model.
A real plus for combined turning/milling operations: In addition to cylindrical parts, tapered parts like screw conveyors can now also be machined with high efficiency. The tool first roughs the part to the maximum possible depth with a low stepover and large downfeed in a single pass, and it then machines the residual stock from bottom to top at a smaller cutting depth – and precisely to the stock allowance. This procedure reduces tool wear and ensures a high material removal rate on the machine. The user programs the final finishing operation very conveniently with a special function: Only the strategy is replaced – the system does the rest.
Parts can be cut off from bar stock with a special function for automated machining on lathes or turning-milling centers. You can quickly and easily define the optimal cutting conditions for feed rate and speed on material exit. You can easily cut the part off straight or finish its contour at the same time without having to design any auxiliary geometry. You can deburr the part and turn the bar side flat during cutoff. In this way you can immediately manufacture the next part with the bar stock. The cut off part can be transferred to the second spindle or taken by the part gripper/catcher – automatically controlled and reliably simulated.
This innovation is especially advantageous for manufacturing companies that rely on combined turning/milling operations, especially if the components to be machined have a high milling fraction: Tebis can now be used to program toolpaths for sequential processing on machines with multiple tool and component holders. The individual steps – such as milling with a milling head or turret, stabilizing with a centering tip or clamping with a sub spindle – can be combined in any way. All tool and component holders are stored in the virtual Tebis process libraries: These can be interchanged quickly and flexibly in programming. As always in Tebis, all system components are fully accounted for in collision checking and simulation. Programming is as easy as can be, following Tebis's stringent and proven programming logic. Tebis automatically generates NC code for any machines and supports all control-specific program structures, such as Gildemeister structure programs.