Not satisfied with milling results, even with an HSC machine?

    It’s more than annoying when milling quality is worse than expected after finishing – especially when top-quality surfaces are required and have to be finished on a high-quality HSC milling machine. However, this usually has nothing to do with the HSC machine.. As I see it, there are a number of key adjustments that have to be made along the way to the "perfect" surface in order to achieve the best result. I’d like to briefly show you some key features you should always look for in any CAD/CAM system – at first, regardless of the programming environment. 

    By the way, I also gave a presentation on this topic at the VDWF Theme Days. This time I want to go into the individual factors in more detail. We’re also interested in questions that the programming environment has to answer.
    Does all information reach the CAM system?

    Many companies use different systems for design and CAM programming, or they receive files from their clients in formats like Catia, NX or SolidWorks that they then have to import into their own CAM system.

    The problem: Relevant information is frequently lost when the CAD data are imported.

    The interface to the CAM provider must therefore be native. It has to essentially transfer the complete architecture of the source data one-to-one, with no loss of information.
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    My work as a Product Manager benefits greatly from my work in national and international Customer Support for more than 10 years. It enabled me to essentially experience "live" the requirements that CAD/CAM systems have to meet in daily work. I can now apply much of this directly to development. It's always fascinating to see what some of our customers implement in Tebis and how they integrate the software in their specific infrastructure. And I want to give them the best possible support for their processes.