CAD/CAM DP Technology introduces the new Esprit 4.6
DP Technology, the developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, has introduced a new update to their popular New ESPRIT series.
Esprit 4.6 includes features such as turning toolpath enhancements, support for contour-type features in pocketing, and automatic tool orientation for 5-axis toolpath, improved support for multi-spindle and multichannel machines, and a new connection to the Machining Cloud tool catalogue.
Version 4.6 includes a series of toolpath enhancements for turning cycles. These enhancements will reduce perishable tooling consumption, minimise intervention from the machine tool operator by creating more predictable machining processes, and reduce the need for manual NC code editing, further improving users’ efficiency, according to the company.
The new support for contour-type features in pocketing allows users to use Esprit’s Profitmilling cycle to rough out a profile without creating extra boundary geometry. It enables automation with Knowledgebase (KBM) integration. KBM is a centralised database that supports consistent institutional knowledge across an organisation.
5-axis composite automatic tool orientation is a new programming method for the composite cycle. “This is a big leap forward for simplifying 5-axis programming and improving toolpath continuity,” says Yijun Fan, Director of Product Marketing at DP Technology. “It makes it much easier to program 5-axis composite, especially in parts with hard-to-reach areas.” Automatic orientation gives precedence to toolpath continuity, creating a better surface finish on a completed part.
Esprit 4.6 enables support for multi-spindle machines with off-center sub-spindle with X-axis slide including machines with tailstock and sub-spindle mounted on the same X-axis slide, the company states.
Multichannel machines can be controlled with a new interactive method that synchronises motions within a cycle. This new method enables advanced optimization for shaving seconds off the program of a high-volume production lathe.
Machining Cloud is a quick way to find, select, and assemble tools from leading tool manufacturers. Esprit improves the connection to Machining Cloud with a simplified workflow and with the introduction of a new job manager for full control over the import of the tool assemblies, according to the company.