Esprit

It is a powerful, high performance, full spectrum, CAM system by DP Technology. Esprit provides:

–          Accurate G-code

–          Full machine simulation

–          Synchronization & Optimization

–          One User Interface

–          Flexible 5-axis milling

–          Customer Support

Program any Machine Tool
The high-performance ESPRIT system offers powerful programming for any CNC machine tool. ESPRIT’s full-spectrum functionality includes programming for 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning, 2-5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining, and B-axis machine tools. Streamline your operations with the powerful and flexible ESPRIT system, valued by CNC programmers for its extensive suite of machining cycles, comprehensive tool control, and capacity to fully support an entire shop.

Machine any Part Geometry
ESPRIT’s seamless CAD to CAM interface directly imports any native part model from any source, fully intact, with no need for programmers to edit or rebuild geometry. ESPRIT directly machines from any combination of geometries — solids, surfaces, wireframe, or STL — providing you with complete manufacturing flexibility. Starting with 100%complete and accurate part geometry eliminates nearly all of the difficulty in programming complicated parts and dramatically reduces programming time.

Universal Post Processing
ESPRIT’s universal post processor effortlessly creates the high-quality G-code you need to fully exploit your machine tool investment. With ESPRIT you get proven out-of-the-box operation with a complete library of pre-defined post processors. Additional factory-certified posts are available for many of the leading machine tool brands, and ESPRIT’s open architecture allows you to easily adjust any post processor to suit your personal preferences and shopfloor requirements. ESPRIT’s flawless G-code means you will spend more time cutting parts, giving you maximum machine utilization and optimal part quality at the lowest possible cost.

Dynamic Solid Simulation and Verification
ESPRIT’s fast, accurate, and reliable dynamic solid verification eliminates the need for expensive dry runs on the NC machine. Gain complete confidence in your machining process as you compare accurately rendered “as designed ” versus “as machined” parts. High-performance, real-time simulation and comprehensive collision detection ensure that even the most complex of parts will be machined correctly the first time. ESPRIT gives you exhaustive verification of the part program simulated within a complete machining environment: machine tool, fixtures, clamps, stock, and workpiece. Minimize downtime, maximize manufacturing efficiency, and cut machining costs while gaining complete confidence in your machining processes with ESPRIT.

Main Features of Esprit

  • Multitasking
  • Milling
  • Free Form Milling
  • Turning
  • Wire EDM
  • Knowledge Base
  • Tool Kit

1.      Multitasking Efficiency

Multitasking machine tools with mill, turn, and drill capabilities are increasingly popular in metalworking today. These sophisticated machines allow manufacturers to perform simultaneous milling and turning operations, on the front and back of a part, in a single setup. Mill-turn machines represent an enormous potential for profitability, but possess inherent programming challenges due to their complexity. The right CAM system is a key factor for success in the mill-turn equation. It’s a critical choice that determines the ultimate productivity of your machine investment.

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2.      Milling Machines

ESPRIT is easy to use for quick jobs, yet packed with power to handle the most complex production milling work. Whether you are programming 2 1/2-axis parts or 5-axis machining, ESPRIT will give you the programming power you need and the ease-of-use you are looking for.

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3.      Machine Complex Free-Form Shapes with Ease

ESPRIT’s NURBS-based machining engine handles fabricating difficult free-form shapes with ease. Specifically designed to address the 3D challenges in the mold, die, and toolmaking markets, ESPRIT provides you with a powerful set of tools and machining cycles for free-form roughing, Z-level machining, finishing, and re-machining in 3-axis or 5-axis.

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4.      Full Programming for Traditional and Multi-axis Turning

Traditional turning centers are being rapidly supplemented by multi-axis machines with the ability to produce complex parts unattended. Whether you are looking for a CAM system to automate your traditional turning “from roughing and grooving to threading and finishing” for faster, more accurate results, or to maximize your multi-axis machine tool investment, ESPRIT is the right CAM choice.

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5.      Accuracy and Predictability

Whether you use your wire EDM machine for small lots of sub-micron precision parts or as a workhorse for production machining, get the most out of your machine tool investment. Dramatically simplify the part-programming process, significantly increase part accuracy, and greatly reduce the length and complexity of your G-code program with ESPRIT.

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6.      Leverage Strategic Assets

KnowledgeBase gives you the power to leverage your shop’s most important strategic assets — its best machining practices developed over the years — for maximized productivity and a sharpened competitive edge. ESPRIT’s KnowledgeBase™ provides a push-button approach for any programmer or operator to determine the best method to machine a given part or feature by automatically selecting the most appropriate machining cycles, cutting tools, and machining parameters. Free your lead CNC programmers from repetitive parts programming, let them focus on strategic process planning to further improve your best practices — and take your enterprise to a whole new level of production machining.

7.      Tool Kit

Manufacturers, machine tool builders, and third party software developers use the ESPRIT Tool Kit to rapidly build feature-rich CAD/CAM solutions to meet their individual needs or the specialized needs of a target market. Third parties can choose to expose any level of ESPRIT functionality to the end user, or seamlessly integrate their add-in components to supplement ESPRIT’s existing functionality. The result is a powerful, high-quality, customized software solution. The ESPRIT Tool Kit is composed of ESPRIT’s Application Programming Interface (API) — based on the Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) — and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications. The ESPRIT API provides third party access to the vast array of CAD/CAM technology built into ESPRIT, as described in this literature.

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Specifications

Specifications of ESPIRIT are as follows:

1.      5-Axis Pinch Milling

Pinch milling uses live milling tools in the upper and lower turrets or spindles to machine opposite sides of the workpiece at the same time.

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2.      B-Axis Contouring

B-Axis Contouring achieves higher performance from multi-tasking machines by cutting continuously along inner and outer profiles in one step, and with just one tool.

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3.      Rotary Wire EDM

B-Axis Contouring achieves higher performance from multi-tasking machines by cutting continuously along inner and outer profiles in one step, and with just one tool.

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 4.      Trochoidal Channel Roughing

5-Axis Trochoidal Channel Roughing is a high-speed roughing cycle that maintains a constant cutter load to remove material in a channel bounded by two walls.

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5.      Spinning Tool Technology

Putting a spin on turning tools results in a 2,000% increase in tool life, and opens the door to new turning techniques.

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