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:
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.
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.
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.
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