3D laser cutting

Higher productivity thanks to offline programming

3D laser cutting is often a great challenge: when cutting complex geometries, the laser head must be guided at a defined angle (usually perpendicular to the part surface). At the same time, there cannot be any collision with other part areas, clamping devices or machine components. Therefore, it is a tedious process to create programs for 3D laser cutting in teach-in blocking expensive manufacturing resources. You can regain this lost productivity with NC programming in the Tebis CAD/CAM system.

Adjust automatically and at any time

Tebis automatically calculates results for laser cutting that you can interactively change at any time. You can adjust the starting position or the spatial position of the machine head, just as you do for the areas to be trimmed and their machining sequence. Therefore, you can include your own manufacturing expertise in the programming. You can also easily handle deviations between CAD data and the real part (springback , etc.).

Analyses for quality and efficiency

Tebis supports you with many analysis functions during interactive programming. You always maintain an overview of the rotation angle and area, beam angle and collisions. As a result, it is easy to optimize the rotation movements of the machine for fast and smooth machining. You can also adapt your manufacturing projects to the axis angle limits and unavoidable unwind movements of the machines.

No lost time due to collisions

Because Tebis models all your manufacturing resources for laser cutting as digital twins you have a continuous overview of the entire machine situation. This means that you never miss a collision of the machine head with the part or clamping devices. Tebis prevents many collisions with automatic interpolation. The collision analysis is always updated on all interactive changes in the laser cutting paths. All machining operations are therefore safely plannedon the 5-axis machines. Lost time and money due to collisions are a thing of the past.

Technology for all machines.

Tebis supports technological subprograms: for example, for transferring cutting parameters like ignition and closing positions, distance sensors, speed, power, beam width and gas composition to the NC program. PLC commands can also be integrated into the NC program: to surround the clamping system, for example. This lets you flexibly create complete CNC programs containing your own company-specific technology parameters for all your laser cutting machines.

Quickly achieve your goals with form elements

Standard form elements like holes, slots, rectangles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons and keyholes are automatically detected. Your benefit: These geometry standards are transferred to the NC program as subprograms. The control and 5-axis machine can therefore work in a more targeted and rational process.

Adapt existing machining operations

Your machining operations are saved with all adaptations and individual settings in Tebis NCJob management. You can use the transformation functions to quickly and easily generate NC programs from them for laser cutting of workpieces with mirrored symmetry. The kinematic limits of the machine are continuously monitored. 

 If you already have laser cutting programs for which there are no CAD/CAM data, you still have options with Tebis.  In just a few steps, reverse processors can transform the NC data back to NCJobs for ongoing development. The same applies to all thechangesyou have made to the CNC control in the NC program.

Your benefits in the overall process

  • Fast and reliable creation of collision-free CNC programs
  • Detect and correct all problem areas before the laser cutting machine
  • Short cycle time for laser cutting on the machines
  • High quality of trimmed parts

What our customers are saying about laser cutting

We put our trust in Tebis for our investments of several million dollars in state-of-the-art laser cutting systems.

Kirko Mickovski, Owner, Accu-Rite Industries, Shelby Township, MI, USA

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