Esprit 2016 Optimizes Machining Processes and Increase Profits

Originally titled 'Software Update Optimizes Machining Processes and Increases Profits'

While traditional cutting strategies only consider the part geometry, ProfitTurning creates the toolpath considering multiple cutting factors and machine characteristics that impact machining performance.

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Esprit 2016 features a high speed lathe roughing strategy, called ProfitTurning, that implements the software’s Physics-Based Cutting Engine. While traditional cutting strategies only consider the part geometry, ProfitTurning creates the toolpath considering multiple cutting factors and machine characteristics that impact machining performance. The feature improves chip control on hard materials, such as titanium and Inconel. It also reduces irregular cutting forces and vibration tendencies.

Esprit 2016 includes increased simulation speed and higher quality surface finishing, designed to save the user time.

Advanced tool settings provide CAM programmers additional barrel tool support to cover more five-axis and three-axis cutting cycles. Cloud-enabled Esprit supports the MachiningCloud App, which enables users to retrieve cutting tool solutions and import them directly into the software with ease, the company says.

The version 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 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, five-axis features in the software update eliminate unwanted plunge-type moves in swarf cycles, and smooth 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. The software accelerates machining with increased simulation speed and cutting strategies that save users programming time.