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MEX 2017 Improved CAD/CAM functions for quick reactions

| Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

Tebis is introducing the new Release 4 of its current Tebis Version 4.0 at the Moulding Expo 2017. This latest release includes many new and improved CAD and CAM functions that simplify work for die, model and mould manufacturers.

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A new function creates non-overlapping shifted surfaces at defined angles from any curves – this is ideal for separating part surfaces in mould manufacturing as well as for trim steel and trim line surfaces in draw die manufacturing.
A new function creates non-overlapping shifted surfaces at defined angles from any curves – this is ideal for separating part surfaces in mould manufacturing as well as for trim steel and trim line surfaces in draw die manufacturing.
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Nothing is as consistent as change. Tebis creates area curves during part comparison to enable better detection and limitation of modified areas. Design measures can thus be quickly implemented while new NC programs can be quickly calculated for modified areas.

A new function creates non-overlapping shifted surfaces from any curves at defined angles. All overlaps within parts that would occur especially at sharp edges and small radii of curvature are automatically filtered out and smoothed. These surfaces are ideal for separating part surfaces in mould manufacturing as well as for trim steel and trim line surfaces in draw die manufacturing. As is usual for Tebis, the lengths and angles of surfaces can be conveniently and interactively adjusted using drag arrows. In addition, parts can now be automatically morphed together with the most complex trimming curves in surface morphing. The geometry of the original curves is fully retained and colour properties are transferred 1:1.

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Curves can now also be included in surface morphing. This results in benefits in draw die manufacturing. For example, if the active surfaces have to be morphed to compensate for springback of the sheet, all trimming curves can be morphed as well to yield the geometries for a correctly trimmed sheet metal part in a single step.

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"Optimising processes is our passion"

Founded in the mid-1980s, the company's customers today include major automotive companies and their suppliers as well as companies in the aerospace and mechanical engineering sectors. The market and technology leader has subsidiaries in nine countries in Europe, America and Asia and more than 300 employees, raising revenues of roughly 46 million euros per year.

Things will continue to be exciting at Tebis. When new software products are developed in increasingly less time and more and more people are accessing a common knowledge pool, automation and standardisation become especially important. "We are working intensively to facilitate our customers’ work with structured processes and to ensure the reliability and efficiency of those processes," says founder Bernhard Rindfleisch.

For example, deep-hole drilling in the CAM area has been better oriented to supporting automated calculation and machining. There is also a new tool type with an extended set of cutting data and special speeds, feed rates, cooling types and depth sections needed for deep-hole drilling. These values can thus be separately managed for each individual tool.

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