Camarillo, Calif. – A new version of ESPRIT® 2016 CAM software by DP Technology Corp features a new high speed lathe roughing strategy, called ProfitTurning™ that implements ESPRIT’s new Physics-Based Cutting Engine. According to the company, while traditional cutting strategies only consider the geometry of the part, ProfitTurning™ creates the toolpath considering multiple cutting factors and machine characteristics that impact machining performance.
“ESPRIT 2016’s ProfitTurning toolpath maintains consistent cutting forces and chip loads, allowing cutting speeds to be significantly increased. By employing trochoidal turning and controlled engagement techniques, the ProfitTurning toolpath also reduces vibration and residual stresses, which in turn makes it particularly well suited to thin walls or hard materials, especially superalloys. The net result is significantly reduced cycle times and maximized productivity," said Ivan Krstic, R&D Director of Product Engineering at DP Technology.
ESPRIT 2016 includes increased simulation speed and higher quality surface finishing saving the user valuable time.
ESPRIT 2016 also features enhanced CAD recognition functions to correct and detect any acute unseen defects in imported CAD models. In addition, users can now edit or remove fillets or even extract a spine curve from fillets as a tool drive curve in machining operations. The new Hole Feature Recognition features in ESPRIT 2016 include automatically recognizing different types of complex holes and names them accordingly. ESPRIT also measures the curvature angle of open holes, making complex drilling operations more accurate and productive.
Fluid 5-axis features in ESPRIT 2016 eliminates unwanted plunge-type moves in Swarf cycles, and smooths any concealed defects in Spiral Finishing part surfaces. The feed rate of Spiral Roughing can now also be increased for non-cutting moves to save cutting time. ESPRIT 2016 accelerates machining with increased simulation speed and innovative cutting strategies that save users programming time and optimize profits.
The New Hole Recognition feature in ESPRIT 2016 automatically recognizes different types of holes, including partial and coaxial holes and names them accordingly.