Camarillo, Calif. — Feb. 23, 2009 — Computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) innovator DP Technology, creator of ESPRIT®, is pleased to announce that Kennametal Inc., a leader in the field of cutting-tool technology, will be a primary sponsor of the ESPRIT World Conference (EWC) 2009, slated to take place May 12-15 in San Diego, California.
Hosted each year by DP Technology for its ESPRIT community, the ESPRIT World Conference offers a comprehensive suite of product training courses, enlightening and motivational business presentations, exposure to the direction of future product developments, and networking opportunities via hosted events throughout the week-long event. EWC 2009 will mark the public introduction of ESPRIT 2010, ESPRIT Mold v11, and ESPRIT SMINNC v2.
EWC is attended annually by more than 325 members of the ESPRIT community, including resellers, end-users and business partners, and attracts participants from around the world. The conference grants attendees the important role of providing vital guidance and feedback that is used to shape future product developments.
The latest versions of ESPRIT software are the result of a balanced effort focusing on both the shorter term needs of existing customers and the longer term direction of the metal-working community. A significant number of new, innovative technologies in the areas of 3- and 5-axis milling, feature recognition and user interface will be introduced with this upcoming version, as well as a long list of productivity enhancing features for milling, turning and wire EDM part programming. ESPRIT is designed to run on both the Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems.
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.
Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to coal, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. Customers buy approximately $2.7 billion annually of Kennametal products and services - delivered by our 14,000 talented employees in over 60 countries - with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at www.kennametal.com.
About DP Technology Corp.
DP Technology maintains its worldwide headquarters in Camarillo, Calif., and product development teams in California, Florence, Italy; and Berlin, Germany. 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.
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