DP Technology Latest software release with improved intelligent and strategic machining, CAD-CAM data exchange

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France – CAM software provider DP Technology has released a new version of its flagship product Esprit 2015.

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The new Esprit 2015 5-axis chamfering strategy chamfers edges lying along a 3D curve.
The new Esprit 2015 5-axis chamfering strategy chamfers edges lying along a 3D curve.
(Source: DP Technology)

According to the company, Esprit helps increase productivity for a full range of machine tool applications by generating more efficient toolpaths while also saving time by providing substantial improvements in computer numerical control (CNC) programming productivity. Besides increasing productivity, the release is also claimed to provide improved features specifically in the areas of intelligent machining, strategic machining, CAD-CAM data exchange and Cloud-Enabled CAM. Intelligent machining features in Esprit 2015 accelerate the machining process by providing unique 5-axis cycles that reduce cycle time, the supplier says.

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This is said to make it possible to completely machine blades in a single setup. Esprit’s 5-axis blade roughing tool motion is morphed across the blade from any size stock shape to uniformly offset stock allowance so it can be immediately followed by a finishing cycle. For example, the port roughing cycle creates a 5-axis roughing operation to remove the material inside an area where the tool must enter through a restricted opening. The shape of the toolpath is an offset of the port surfaces, starting at the surface and proceeding inward at a constant stepover.

Esprit 2015 also includes features that increase machining productivity, DP Technology says. For example, the bottom up roughing strategy helps take Esprit’s Profit-Milling high speed material removal cycle to the next level.