More CAD/CAM automation in new software release

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Specialist provider of CAD/CAM and MES solutions for mechanical component, model, pattern, and die and mould manufacture, Tebis, has released the latest version of CAD/CAM system 4.1.

One of the major additions in the new revision is parametric-associative modelling, which will further support highly automated processing in a single complete CAD/CAM system, for design, manufacturing preparation and CAM programming.

Bernhard Rindfleisch, Tebis AG company founder and chairman of the board, explains: "With Tebis 4.1, we are providing both medium-sized companies and major enterprises with an end-to-end solution that will provide their manufacturing processes with long-term future viability."

Other important features and characteristics of the new release include:

Even more CNC machining process and CAM automation


The proven manufacturing database libraries, in which all of the manufacturing components and experience data are stored, have been supplemented with a clamping device library in the form of digital twins. This can be used to conveniently create and manage clamping elements and clamping device groups and to set-up the machine in the virtual environment.

Tebis 4.1 also supports measurement cycles, which can be fully integrated into CNC machining processes. This allows users of Tebis CAM system to check if the component is correctly clamped and the blank is correctly dimensioned and oriented – ensuring shorter set-up and machining time, higher component quality and fewer correction iterations.

For even greater safety, with Tebis 4.1, machine tool heads are fully accounted for in collision checking during NC calculation. In the event of potential collisions, the affected areas are automatically reduced or excluded from machining. The check is performed using the real head geometry, not substitute geometry.

Simple and intuitive user guidance

Robust CAD hybrid system combines freeform surfaces and solids


Tebis 4.1 parametric-associative modelling is specifically adapted to the requirements of single part and small batch manufacturing where everyday challenges include tight delivery deadlines, frequent component changes, a large number of variants and varying levels of data quality.

In contrast to many other volume-based systems, Tebis doesn’t distinguish between surfaces and open or closed solids. All objects can be intersected without causing error messages. Tebis always calculates a result – even if there are gaps in the surface topology. Another benefit is that, as in the CAM environment, templates can now be used to structure and standardise CAD activities.

Simple and intuitive user guidance


The new user guidance, which has been improved in close collaboration with Tebis users, is consistently orientated to the logical work methods of CAD designers and CAM programmers. The revised structure tree always gives the user a clear overview – in the CAD node, the user can view CAD elements and quickly and easily adjust objects designed using parametric-associative methods based on their creation history. The CAM node in the tree contains the Job Manager.

With the new Job Manager and Tebis NCJob technology, CAM programmers can create and manage all NC programs for all technologies needed to manufacture a component – from milling to turning to hardening. The Job Manager reflects the entire manufacturing process with clearly structured operating sequences and guides the user logically through CAM programming.

Another big advantage is the personalised user interface which can be configured individually and therefore be precisely adapted to specific tasks and requirements. Of course, these configurations can also be used as templates for companywide standards.

Tebis (UK) www.tebis.com

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