The Tire package
Repetitions for more efficiency.
Whether using positive or negative moulds – the Tire module mills tire moulds more economically than ever before. Automations, milling strategies and special functions guarantee a simplified and efficient programming process, for example for knifecut and stone ejector functions, as well as other details. The recurring arrangement of identical tire sections is usually defined with a tire clock. Each area (pitch) must therefore be programmed only once. The tire utility also copies the tool paths to the relevant positions in the tire. In doing so, the automated segment generation trims the tool paths that go beyond the segment limit. In addition, optimised milling paths considerably reduce the machining time.
Taking tire machining to the next level.
5axis top milling
In addition to the quick finishing with endmills and bullnose endmills that allow large stepovers, this cycle can also be used for optimising roughing on pre-turned stock. The tool follows the surface curvature. Thus, more consistent remaining material is ensured on the floor and the profile walls.
Arbitrary stock roughing
This ensures that fine points are effectively worked. The exact tracking of remaining material helps to avoid redundant movements and guarantees a high degree of process reliability when using slender tools. The individual machining operations can be performed in any direction and in various setups.
Optimised 5axis swarf cutting
Swarf cutting allows a more effective machining of ruled surfaces. This cycle makes milling profile flanks and sharply angled inner corners very easy. Tapered tools can also be employed. The definition of milling and stop surfaces protects neighbouring surfaces.
5axis rest machining
The sharp edges of the tire moulds can be machined precisely with slender tools without having to be reworked. This cycle recognises all rest material areas, even in undercuts. The machining is performed on multiple segments in one collision-free operation. In addition, this cycle also generates especially smooth movements.
This cycle is for 5axis reworking of edges and efficient programming of sipes. Contours with different tool positions are machined in one step. hyperMILL® combines the individual machining operations automatically with path-optimised, collision-free tool movement.