• Tebis Version 4.0 Release 9

    Tebis Version 4.0 Release 9

    More convenience, higher efficiency, greater reliability

    Tebis Version 4.0 Release 9 offers new and improved functions: for example, conveniently accounting for the machine head in turning and milling calculations, integrated measurement cycles for the manufacturing process that result in a gain of productivity and the ability to transfer the part from the main spindle to the sub spindle. The enhanced machining strategies also include features for more reliable and efficient work.

    CAM – Automation

    Flexible NC programs with bore patterns

    You can output NC programs with bore patterns to enable responses to changes that aren’t communicated through 3D data in drilling. Element selection in feature machining has also been extended, allowing you to select features in the same tilt direction and plane and with the same dimensions and NCSet. The resulting toolpath is then output as a bore pattern, which allows you to be flexible in modifying the drilling positions in the control.

    Automatically detect spot face depth

    Machining of bores and standard pockets simplification. The spot face depths can also be automatically determined when scanning features, if they don’t start on a planar surface. This value is entered in the feature as the pilot depth. Even if the pilot depth can’t be automatically determined, the Feature/Modify/Pilot function can be used to specify a pilot depth for individual features based on a surface element. Reliable automatic processing of the standard pockets and bores with NCSet templates creates a spot face at the pilot depth.

    CAM – Milling

    Reliable milling by accounting for the machine head

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    Tebis now accounts for the head geometry of the stored virtual machine in order to generate collision-free toolpaths even more easily. Reduce or exclude milling areas before a collision with the head occurs. If desired, the appropriate indexed tilt direction can also be calculated in the remachining of fillets (RFill). The actual geometry of the virtual machine – generally the approved model for your machine and not a substitute geometry – is always used in this calculation. The head or the table can be turned interactively within the bounds of the machine’s kinematics to better access the milling areas during calculation – a significant advantage for asymmetric heads. This innovative solution enables the use of optimal short tools simultaneously with convenient process reliability.

    Machine planar surfaces more efficiently

    Cut division is now calculated from the flanks in axis-parallel planar surface machining with the NC2ax/MPlan function. Path sorting can now start from the outside or the inside. You can also machine narrow areas with a single path with a freely definable center offset

    Finish contours with radius correction with downward machining

    A new strategy is available for downward machining on contour finishing. This can also be combined with roughing in an NCJob and also generated with radius correction, if desired. This yields an optimized finishing process.

    Contour machining with automatic avoidance

    Protected surfaces can be avoided in Z-variable machining of contours. The tool retracts before the protected surface at a freely definable angle, traverses the protected geometry at the defined allowance and moves downward again after the protected surfaces. The entire length of the cutter is thus used even in difficult geometry and clamping situations.

    Faster completion with separate offset values

    An additional axial or radial allowance can be assigned to enable roughing with a different allowance in flat and steep areas. This additional allowance is added to the general allowance. For example, flat areas can be finished immediately afterwards, while steep areas are prefinished. Areas with negative overlap can be defined so that the tool does not engage too much material on steep flanks.

    Quickly and reliably remachine fillets

    Enable automatic determination of the maximum depth at which material is removed from fillets. This value is separately calculated for each fillet so that all fillets are completely machined. This enables fast and reliable work even with the smallest tools in your project.

    Best surface quality with 3to5-axis machining

    Machine the best surfaces with the "3to5-axis" collision avoidance strategy. The positions of the rotational axes are now better synchronized for adjacent toolpaths. The tool also pivots more smoothly to the new tilt direction in corners. The new analysis function in interactive calculation can be used to evaluate the tilt angle of the A/B axis, the rotation angle of the C axis, the change in angle per path and the height profile before manufacturing surfaces at top quality.

    CAM – Lathe

    Improved cutting data management for turning tools

    Also make optimal use of your turning tools. A depth of cut (ap) can now also be defined for turning tools. These values can be automatically applied in contour turning and downward machining. This always allows you to use the best cutting data on each machine group for each material and each machining type. 

    Reliable turning calculations with the tool carrier

    Prevent collisions with the tool carrier in turning during calculation Regardless of whether your machine has a turret or a machine head, the machined areas can be limited if necessary to prevent collisions. This enables fast and reliable calculation of NC programs, even for complex machining operations

    CAM – Machine technology

    Convenient part transfer between main and sub spindles

    Part transfers in machining centers with a main and sub spindle can now be simply, conveniently and completely controlled in the Tebis Job Manager. The part can be transferred with fixed or rotating spindles – with appropriate angle synchronization. Because the Tebis Job Manager contains all information on part length, clamping depth, chuck lengths and part movement in the unit library and setup, there’s no need to worry about these details – the necessary data is automatically transferred. If necessary, a cutoff and feed of the stock material can be included in the part transfer. This automatic part transfer – which is represented realistically in the simulation – enables reliable and convenient manufacturing on both spindles in your machining centers. This allows you to use your equipment efficiently, increase machine utilization and flexibility.

    Flexibly control machining centers

    Machine-specific user parameters can be set in the configuration elements of virtual machines. This permits the behavior of the machining center to be controlled by machine macros. Numerical values can be entered, or selectable values can be provided. For example, the conditions under which tools are measured, how they should be positioned and pivoted between tool paths can be specified. This along with other machining details can be flexibly specified from the Job Manager. 

    More machining options with free-rotation axes

    In the event of collisions and limit switch problems that can be prevented with a different head rotation, the kinematics configurations of your virtual machines can be used to set the rotation axis with a degree of freedom at the desired value. The selected machine positioning is retained when NCJobs are recalculated. 

    CAQ – Measure

    Increased productivity thanks to measurement integrated in the process

    Completely integrate your measuring tasks in the manufacturing process – easily and with reliable collision protection. For example, you can check to ensure that the part is correctly set up, the blank is correctly dimensioned and oriented and, after machining, that the part doesn’t require any refinishing that wouldn’t otherwise be detected until after unclamping. All the necessary functions are now available in the MPoint menu – from probe calibration to point measurement, angle measurement based on points or circles, and circle and rectangle measurement to checking grooves and ribs. Integrated tolerance testing can be performed to determine whether the order can continue to be machined or must be interrupted. This results in a reliable and highly automated process with combined milling, turning and measurement operations that prevent damage to tools and machines. This results in a shorter setup and machining time, higher component quality and fewer correction grinding operations. You can benefit from these functions even on controls that don’t have their own measurement cycles.
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    Clearly display and document measurement results

    Measurement results can be directly represented relative to the part in the 3D CAD/CAM data. The file generated on the CNC control can be imported with the measurement results.  This then yields the measured value, the deviation, the shape parameter and the tolerance band for the measurement. If desired, you can document the valuation graphically and in table form as a PDF.

    CAM – Laser cutting and trimming

    Easily move paths in increments

    Simplify the correction of modified machining operations in laser cutting and trimming. The path correction values can be input in increments. This reliably yields a new machining status with no input errors.