Camarillo, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2007 — ESPRIT 2008, created by computer aided manufacturing (CAM) industry leader DP Technology, will be on display in Kent, Wash., Sept. 19-20, when the updated version of the company’s software will be exhibited at the Pacific Northwest Tool Show at Ellison Machinery.
Those who visit the ESPRIT booth can expect demonstrations with ESPRIT 2008 — highlighting Swiss-style programming for Tsugami and milling and turning on Mori Seiki machines — as well as one-on-one interaction with staff from DP Technology.
Upgrades available in the new release include turning stock automation for lathes, EDM machine specific machining technology, improved 3D machining performance, open pocket milling, expanded CAD to CAM feature exchange (FX), enhanced KnowledgeBase machining (KBM) functionality, and B-axis turning for 5-axis mill-turn machines. ESPRIT 2008 is designed to run on both the Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems.
The new open pocket feature and open pocket machining cycles in ESPRIT 2008 combine to offer greater machining flexibility and improved cycle times when machining pockets with a combination of open edges and closed walls. These new machining cycles will allow the tool to hang partially over the open edge to improve the edge finish and provide a more constant cutter load throughout the cutting cycle.
Numerous other additions and enhancements were made to ESPRIT in support of improving the productivity of both the milling programmer and milling machine tool. They include faster calculation times for building 3D toolpath, new adaptive facing machining cycles offering dramatically improved cycle times, an all new operation manager that simplifies the CNC programmer’s job of organizing machining processes and cutting tools, and new feature groups that allow the programmer to more easily manage the machining conditions for a collection of similar part features.
Among several enhancements to be demonstrated at the show and available in ESPRIT 2008 are significant improvements for milling, turning and wire EDM programming. In addition to increasing the performance of the CAM software, the upgrades reduce the time required to produce part programs while increasing the quality of those programs and helping to reduce machining cycle times.
ESPRIT is a high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine tool applications. ESPRIT delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2–5 axis milling, 2–22 axis turning, 2–5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining and B-axis machine tools, and high-speed 3- and 5-axis machining.
ESPRIT’s high-performance capabilities include machining any part geometry (solid, surface, or wireframe), universal post processing to format G-code for virtually any machine tool, and solid simulation and verification with dry runs rendered in dynamic solids for optimal part quality and consistency. ESPRIT is 100 percent pure Windows®, and provides a comfortable and familiar user interface for maximum productivity.
About DP Technology
DP Technology is a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software market leader with a mission to provide CNC programmers with the most powerful CAM software ever. DP Technology’s flagship product, ESPRIT, captures the company’s vision of technology’s potential and its passion for excellence.
DP Technology maintains its worldwide headquarters in Camarillo, California and product development teams in California and Florence, Italy. Sales and support operations are located in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, call +1-805-388-6000, send an e-mail to Email Contact, or visit the company Web site at www.dptechnology.com.