The 3D milling strategies can be used to create 3-axis and 3+2-axis NC programs for roughing, finishing and residual stock machining. You can avoid collisions during calculation. For example, the tool automatically avoids collisions or reduces areas at risk, depending on the application. In combination with theprecise simulation technologies and harmonic slope-adjusted NC paths, optimal traverse paths are generated for the machine axes in 3D milling.
You can quickly and easily define any blanks. The material can be machined from different tilt directions. This significantly reduces the computational effort. The blank is updated and passed on to the next machining operation – and theupdate is always performed using the actual cutter geometry. The system safely and reliably mills only where there is remaining material.
Tebis uses different options for full-cut handling and full-cut avoidance in 3D milling: Depending on the situation, full-cut areas are machined trochoidally, or the path layout is automatically adapted to the geometry without full-cut machining. This is optimal for adaptive roughing with HPC cutters. All path layouts are automatically smoothed, enabling further optimization of feed rate.
Tebis strategies for optimized 3D stepover ensure uniform stepover on the surface in 3D milling of both flat and steep areas. The part is automatically divided into slope areas that can be manufactured with special strategies and tools – the best prerequisite for automated NC programming in conjunction with Tebis template technology.
High-quality toolpaths: HSC point distribution optimally positions the NC points on the surface. You can influence the point distribution so that the output toolpaths precisely match your machine control. An additional benefit: You can mill directly on surfaces without needing a faceted substitute model.
Precisely determine milling areas: In Tebis, the contour of the virtual tool matches exactly with that of the actual tool used. You can therefore optimally use the potential of your HFC cutters even for prefinishing.
Optimized 3D stepover for 3D milling
HSC point distribution...
...controlled for your specific machine
Depending on the task, special residual stock machining strategies are available for 3D milling, such as for fillets or complex cavities. Path and height-oriented NC programs reduce machine run times. You also benefit from precise calculation of the milling areas in residual stock machining.
Tebis detects potential collisions automatically during NC calculation. The wide range of collision avoidance solutions are optimized for specific situations.
Indexed residual stock programs can also be calculated automatically. This reduces machining times on the machine and achieves better surface quality.
An additional benefit: The tilt direction can be adjusted interactively, enabling you to remain flexible despite the high degree of automation.