Outstanding 5-axis functions and greater ease-of-use with Tebis Version 4.0 Release 6
Tebis AG have announced the next release of their Version 4.0 software with a focus on 5 axis functionality in their simultaneous milling strategy. Release 6, which will be available from late June, sees new and optimised functions in 5-axis simultaneous milling which are a highlight for all those who want to better utilise the potential of their modern high-performance machines.
Tebis users can now witness the following in 5-axis simultaneous milling: new highly efficient adaptive and contour parallel roughing strategies, simple, fast machining of connected milling areas in isoparametric surface layout and integrated tilt direction preview when milling between vectors. Many features have been integrated to greatly simplify the daily work of shop floors.
Within the CAM functionality, the "NC5ax / MSurf" function for 5-axis simultaneous roughing is suitable for all those who want to take advantage, with minimal effort, of the benefits of 5-axis simultaneous machining when roughing free-form surfaces. For example, in die manufacturing, where large free-form surfaces often must be manufactured with few cavity fractions, select the surfaces and blank and it’s ready to start. The function provides the adaptive and contour-parallel path layout. The "NC5ax / MPocket" function is exactly matched to 5-axis simultaneous roughing of part areas with many cavity fractions. Adaptive and contour parallel milling strategies are integrated. High-performance HPC tools can machine high volumes of material very quickly, especially in adaptive roughing.
Connected milling areas can now be machined in a single operation and with no extra design effort, even for isoparametric path layouts - select the surfaces, display the milling area and start the calculation. Highly complex part areas can be easily prepared with the "NCPrep / Drive" function.
5-axis simultaneous finishing with the "NC5ax/MSurf" function was already very convenient before Release 6. The tool tilt direction is interpolated between easily selected vectors and surface quality is often better than in simple machining normal to the part. This function has been further optimised in Release 6 where the integral tilt direction preview lets you check and optimise the quality of the tool direction already during programming.
For CAD preparation milling areas for 5-axis simultaneous milling can easily be defined. For parts with highly complex geometric properties, the "NCPrep/Drive" function provides a convenient way to generate and optimise milling areas for 5-axis simultaneous milling – for instance using guide curves or planar cuts. The path layout can be displayed already in advance, the starting position can be adjusted, overlaps, kinks and head movements can be detected and if necessary the cutter offset can be changed or if needed smooth the paths in the milling or stepover direction. These milling areas can in turn be automatically selected in the NCJob templates for 5-axis machining.