In Tebis, all multi-axes machining operations on milling, turning and turning/milling machines as well as with robots can be very easily planned and calculated without collisions. Integrated machine kinematics ensure automatic creation of homogeneous tool paths with tilt direction checking and low tool wear. 

Multi-sided machining with positionable axes

Whether a part is to be milled simultaneously on multiple sides with positionable axes or by 5-axis simultaneous milling always depends on the specific machining task, the complexity of the part, and machine kinematics. In many cases, multi-sided machining is faster than 5-axis simultaneous machining and even yields better surface quality. 

2.5D multi-sided machining

The tool can be very easily positioned for any number of levels to machine 2.5D ruled geometries. This feature, combined with feature-based automated 2.5D machining, allows you to generate a omplete 5-sided machining operation quickly and with little effort within a single NC program.

3+2-axis multi-sided machining

3+2-axis milling programs can be very easily generated in Tebis: The procedure is always the same whether programming 3-axis or 3+2-axis programs. Another advantage: The tilt direction can always be adjusted interactively, enabling you to remain flexible despite the high degree of automation.

3+2-axis multi-sided machining of undercut areas

When carrying out multi-sided machining of undercut areas, you can use key and ball cutters and achieve very high surface quality with the shortest possible tools. The part can be completely machined in a single setup. This machining method is also suitable for 5-axis simultaneous milling of undercut pockets and breakthroughs as well as for flow passages and impellers.

5-axis simultaneous avoidance milling

5-axis simultaneous machining in the release direction is very convenient: You can create 3+2-axis NC programs without tilt direction with no extra effort. Simultaneous 5-axis programs are calculated fully automatically. The tool angle is optimized - and always taking the machine kinematics into account. 

Avoid collisions automatically

Collisions between the tool holder and the partare detected during calculation and are automatically avoided in 5-axis simultaneous machining. This enables outstanding machining of electrodes and parts with deep cavities, for example, with short tools. 

If desired, you can wait until the end to decide if you want to remove residual stock using 3+2-axis machining with positionable axes or 5-axes simultaneous machining. Tebis performs high-precision calculation of the remaining residual stock. Depending on the machining situation, you can interactively position the tool using positionable axes or enable the fully automatic calculation of 5-axis simultaneous toolpaths. 

5-axis simultaneous machining for special manufacturing tasks

5-axis simultaneous machining is the supreme discipline of milling: It creates high-quality surfaces more quickly and efficiently than any other milling method on modern high-performance machines. Tebis lets you fully unlock the potential of your expensive machines. 

Easy to use

NC programming of 5-axis simultaneous milling paths is easy to learnin Tebis: It largely corresponds to 3D programming. Tebis programmers who previously created 3-axis toolpaths also learn to program 5-axis milling programs very quickly. Each function is tailored to special machining tasks and only includes those parameters that are actually necessary for the respective task. Multiple surfaces can be machined at one time withno extra design effort using direct surface selection . Special preparation functions can be used for optimal and semi-automatic preparation for complex 5-axis machining operations.

Special milling functions: Tebis includes eight functions for programming 5-axis simultaneous toolpaths. All of the functions contain only those parameters that are needed for the actual machining task. 

MSurf: HSC milling with ball cutters

MFace: HSC face milling of simple and complex free-form surfaces with a lead angle

MCont: Side milling of planar and constant-curvature flank surfaces, such as with circular segment cutters

MSide: Side milling of complex free-form surfaces

MCurv: Face milling and side milling of curves

MEngrave: Engraving

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