DP Technology CAM software features wire EDM improvements, new roughing strategy

Editor: Barbara Schulz

USA/ France – DP Technology has announced a new version of its CAM software Esprit 2016. Among the improvements and new strategies are wire EDM improvements, which are said to make rough cutting easier and prolong tool life.

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Esprit profit turning combines traditional cutting strategies on a lathe with trochoidal movements.
Esprit profit turning combines traditional cutting strategies on a lathe with trochoidal movements.
(Source: DP Technology)

The "optional cut-off clearance" in Esprit specifies additional clearance for cut-off moves to reduce the amount of grinding required. Another new wire EDM feature is the "optimise first cut-off", which protects the wire from rethreading where there is no pre-drilled thread hole, the company says.

Moreover, Esprit 2016 features a new high-speed lathe roughing strategy, called profit turning that implements Esprit’s new physics-based cutting engine. While traditional cutting strategies only consider the geometry of the part, Profit Turning creates the toolpath considering multiple cutting factors and machine characteristics that impact machining performance, DP Technology explains.

The company adds that Esprit 2016 includes increased simulation speed and higher quality surface finishing, saving the user valuable time.

Advanced tool settings provide CAM programmers enhanced tool management solutions. Additional barrel tool support has also been extended to cover more 5-axis and 3-axis cutting cycles. Furthermore, cloud-enabled Esprit supports the Machining Cloud APP, which enables users to retrieve ideal cutting tool solutions and import them directly into Esprit with ease, the company claims.

Esprit 2016 also features enhanced CAD recognition functions to correct and detect any acute unseen defects in imported CAD models.

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