DP Technology, a provider of CAM software, has released the latest version of ESPRIT. This flagship platform, according to the company, helps increase productivity for a range of machine tool applications. Version 2015 has intelligent and strategic machining, improved CAD-to-CAM data exchange and a productivity boost.
For intelligent machining, ESPRIT has 5-axis cycles that reduce time and make it possible to completely machine blades in a single setup. The Port Roughing cycle has also been added to remove material to create a restricted opening.
Strategic machining capabilities have been redesigned to accommodate stock automation for multi-tasking machines with mill, turn and drill functions.
The CAD-to-CAM data transfer improvements support three new geometry types — sketches, feature profiles and curves. These types can be exchanged with CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER and NX/UG.
“ESPRIT 2015 offers unique features in 5-axis to make complex machining more efficient, allowing users to have more tool path options with features like blade roughing and chamfering.” said Cedric Simard, global marketing & communication director of DP Technology. “ESPRIT 2015 blade roughing enables users to remove material down to uniform stock around the blade and eliminates the need to follow semi-finish cycles. Users in the aerospace, energy, medical and automotive industries will benefit the most from these time-saving operations for precision parts.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.