Tebis America has unveiled its third release of the Tebis 4.1 CAD/CAM system to drive automation and efficiency throughout the mold building process.
The system allows users to perform tasks in design, manufacturing preparation and NC programming in a single system.
Tebis claims its latest software version provides up to 85 per cent faster programming. The technology also enables mold builders to reduce manual intervention in CAM programming and calculate entire NCJob sequences at once by automatically applying interactively defined milling areas from previous NCJobs. CAM programming is also simplified and Tebis 4.1 reduces calculation time, all important benefits for mold manufacturing, according to the company.
New features to note in release 3 include:
- A new function added specifically for active surface design in die manufacturing that can be used to quickly determine theoretically designed trim edges for flanges in deep-drawing and bending parts. Part material thickness is accounted for which generates precise results with no manual reworking required.
- Geometries like ribs and grooves with steep flank surfaces, straight bottom surfaces or starting and finishing radii can be machined automatically in three-axis and Z-constant mode, with a uniform step.
- Material removal simulation ensures safer manufacturing and is said to provide another strong argument for the verification of toolpaths in the CAD/CAM environment before NC output: The material present on the model is accounted for at every point in machining. The blank is then checked with updates in real time.
- Combined special tools including multiple cutting edge areas with different diameters which can be flexibly used for mill drilling and thread milling bores and circular pockets. This eliminates the need for tool changes and traverse movements with simultaneous process safety.