DP Technology announced the new 2013 version of its ESPRIT CAM software. The 2013 release includes upgrades in all machining disciplines, including enhancements to turning, milling, mill-turn and wire EDM cycles.
The new ProfitMilling strategy for 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-axis roughing cycles allows customers to remove more material in a shorter amount of time, the company says. ProfitMilling is a high-speed roughing cycle that allows users to take a significantly deeper cut of the tool and increase the cutting feed. Rather than controlling just one parameter, it monitors several vital cutting and machine characteristics.
The ProfitMilling toolpath manages chip load and side-cutter force in the calculation of the toolpath, while keeping the engagement angle and material removal rate within a specific range. It also incorporates dynamic feed rate changes throughout the toolpath and takes advantage of toolpath optimization for specific machine capabilities.
"Our tests have shown that ProfitMilling typically reduces cycle time by 75 percent, minimizes programming time, reduces energy consumption, and increases tool life by an average of 500 percent," said ESPRIT product manager Kenyon Whetsell. "We've seen the most dramatic benefits in using the ProfitMilling strategies with light to medium-duty machine tools."
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