The high-performance ESPRIT system offers powerful programming for any CNC machine tool. ESPRIT’s full-spectrum functionality includes programming for 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning, 2-5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining, and B-axis machine tools. Streamline your operations with the powerful and flexible ESPRIT system, valued by CNC programmers for its extensive suite of machining cycles, comprehensive tool control, and capacity to fully support an entire shop.
ESPRIT’s seamless CAD to CAM interface directly imports any native part model from any source, fully intact, with no need for programmers to edit or rebuild geometry. ESPRIT directly machines from any combination of geometries — solids, surfaces, wireframe, or STL — providing you with complete manufacturing flexibility. Starting with 100%complete and accurate part geometry eliminates nearly all of the difficulty in programming complicated parts and dramatically reduces programming time.
ESPRIT’s universal post processor effortlessly creates the high-quality G-code you need to fully exploit your machine tool investment. With ESPRIT you get proven out-of-the-box operation with a complete library of pre-defined post processors. Additional factory-certified posts are available for many of the leading machine tool brands, and ESPRIT’s open architecture allows you to easily adjust any post processor to suit your personal preferences and shopfloor requirements. ESPRIT’s flawless G-code means you will spend more time cutting parts, giving you maximum machine utilization and optimal part quality at the lowest possible cost.
ESPRIT’s fast, accurate, and reliable dynamic solid verification eliminates the need for expensive dry runs on the NC machine. Gain complete confidence in your machining process as you compare accurately rendered “as designed ” versus “as machined” parts. High-performance, real-time simulation and comprehensive collision detection ensure that even the most complex of parts will be machined correctly the first time. ESPRIT gives you exhaustive verification of the part program simulated within a complete machining environment: machine tool, fixtures, clamps, stock, and workpiece. Minimize downtime, maximize manufacturing efficiency, and cut machining costs while gaining complete confidence in your machining processes with ESPRIT.
- Faster feed rate
- Constant cutting load
- Better chip control
- Upgraded simulation engine
- Increased CAD file support
Accelerate your machining process with ESPRIT 2016’s upgraded simulation engine designed to save CAM users valuable time and find the optimal toolpath quicker.
Upgraded simulation engine
Faster feature creation from CAD models
Increased CAD software support
The new simulation engine in ESPRIT 2016 provides faster performance, making it possible to optimize NC programs to a higher level than in the past.
ESPRIT 2016’s enhanced simulation engine provides up to 14 times faster simulation speeds without compromising machining accuracy, quality or stability.
Higher quality surface finishing Optimal Toolpath creation Enhanced simulation speed
Increased CAD Data Exchange Support
Import CAD Assemblies including our FX Feature Technology.
ESPRIT continues to support a vast range of CAD software’s. In ESPRIT 2016 users can now also easily import more CAD files such as:
• Rhino 3dm files
• SolidWorks sketch data
• CATIA V6 3dxml files version 2011x-2013
• ACIS files up to Version 21
• Parasolid files up to Version 28
Increased CAD file support Faster feature creation from CAD models
Enhanced CAD Recognition
ESPRIT 2016 offers new advanced CAD recognition functions to correct and detect any unseen defects in an imported CAD model. End users can now program accurate toolpaths and machining operations despite the accuracy of their CAD model geometry easily with ESPRIT.
Easily edit fillets
Smooth microdefects on surfaces
Recognize complex holes automatically
Program curved walls with ease
Snap Mode for Sub-elements
Easily Edit Fillets
The new Edit Fillet command in ESPRIT 2016 allows users to change the fillet radius without opening a CAD software.
In ESPRIT 2016 the new edit fillets command now makes it easier to make minor changes to any CAD model by removing fillet faces, changing the radius, or generating a spine curve along the center of the fillet radius.
Easy evaluation of fillet radius value Remove fillet faces to allow the tool radius to form Change a fillet radius without revising the CAD file Extract a spine curve to use as a drive curve in a machining operation
Smooth Surface Microdefects
Prepare a smoother surface area for machining operations by editing geometric micro-defects in surfaces using ESPRIT 2016.
A new Smooth Surface transformation command has been added in ESPRIT 2016 to smooth micro-defects not noticeable at first glance. The Smooth Surface command makes it even simpler to correct surface defects based on ESPRIT’s enhanced smoothing algorithm.
Simply correct surface defects Enhanced smoothing algorithm to smooth defective surfaces Compare smoothing properties in ESPRIT’s Property Manager
Automatically Recognize Complex Holes
The New Hole Feature Recognition in ESPRIT 2016 automatically recognizes different types of holes including partial and coaxial holes and names them accordingly.
The completely new hole recognition feature in ESPRIT 2016 makes it easier to machine all types of drilled holes from partial to complex for any solid model.
Define the curvature angle of open holes Automatically recognize any type of complex holes Determine holes as one or separate with the Combine Coaxial Hole parameter
Program Curved Walls with Ease
The new Auto Chain feature in ESPRIT 2016 can now recognize depth from solid elements.
The new Auto Chain feature in ESPRIT 2016 can now recognize draft angle from solid elements.
The Auto Chain feature in ESPRIT 2016 now recognizes properties of the floor or bottom of a solid and determines the direction automatically. This enhancement is especially useful when adjacent walls are curved instead of planar.
Recognize the depth, draft angle and cut side from solid elements Find the longest length of the shortest face in the loop Identify the depth of curved walls
Advanced Tool Settings
Advanced Tool Management settings in ESPRIT 2016 provide users the option to customize tools and tool holders, and includes enhanced support for Barrel tools. ESPRIT also incorporates the MachiningCloud Add-in which saves and imports tools directly into ESPRIT with ease.
Enhanced Barrel Tool Support
Custom Tool Model Settings
Custom Tool Model Settings
The new Tool Model Setting function in ESPRIT 2016 provides users more flexibility to manage tools and tool holders. Users can now create solid models of tool holders for both milling and turning, and then save and import them to mount with a turret.
The new Tool Model Setting function in ESPRIT lets end users add, delete or modify solid models of tool holders in machine setup. Custom tool holders can be created in ESPRIT, saved as STL models and then imported as a tool holder in Tool Model Settings.
Easily adjust the position of the Tool and holder in the Tool Model Setting dialog Add an Offset to place the tool correctly into the holder Built for Milling and Turning
Import all the selected features from ESPRIT into the MachiningCloud App in just one click.
Interact directly with the MachiningCloud App in ESPRIT 2016 for the fastest way to select and assemble tools from leading cutting tool suppliers. The MachiningCloud App allows users to select, define, and assemble their virtual cutting tools and send them directly from their computer to their Machining Cloud Job.
Assemble tools in the MachiningCloud App and export directly to ESPRIT Import MachiningCloud Job’s directly into ESPRIT’s Tool Manager Transfer information about parts to generate a list of recommended cutting tools in the MachiningCloud App Simulate your virtual cutting tools in ESPRIT
Enhanced Barrel Tool Support
Barrel Tool Support in ESPRIT 2016 extends coverage to additional 5-axis and 3-axis cutting cycles including Spiral Roughing and Finishing.
ESPRIT 2016 now supports Barrel Tools in various 5 and 3-axis machining cycles
Enhanced Barrel tool support for 5-axis Spiral Roughing and Finishing, 5-axis Port Finishing, 5-axis Composite Milling, and 5-axis Contouring Enhanced Barrel tool support for 3-axis Z-level Roughing and Finishing, 3-axis Parallel Planes Finishing, and 3-axis Floor Finishing
Optimized Wire EDM in ESPRIT contains new strategies to improve rough cutting. ESPRIT 2016 features higher feedrate in corners with the new Corner and Entry Relief. In addition the new optional Cut-Off Clearance reduces grinding time for non-cutting punches or dies.
Higher feedrate for corners
Reduce additional grinding time
Increase finished part quality
New Corner and Entry Relief
ESPRIT provides users the option to either add a radius or a chamfer to sharp internal and external corners by utilizing Corner and Entry witness Relief.
Follow regular toolpaths without having to reduce the feed rate in corners and affect the precision of the final part geometry with ESPRIT 2016. Corners that already have integrated radii, will have extra clearance added to them with the new corner and entry witness relief feature in ESPRIT.
Increased feedrate for corners Maintain final part geometry Options for radius or chamfer on internal corners
Optional Cut-Off Clearance
Add additional clearance to only the cut-off pass in ESPRIT to prevent the need for additional grinding.
Easily specify additional clearance for cut-off moves in ESPRIT 2016. This prevents additional grinding for non-cutting punches or dies. The new Optional Cut-Off clearance can be added or subtracted.
Reduce additional grinding time Easy modification of clearance for cut-off moves
Simplify Rough Cutting
To prevent burrs using ESPRIT, the entry/exit point on the rough pass can be converted to a direct move without affecting the radius of the entry/exit point during skim passes.
In ESPRIT 2016 convert both entry and exit rough passes into direct moves to avoid the creation of burrs without affecting the radius of entry and exit points during skim passes.
Prevent burrs on dies Increase finished part quality
New Feature: Optimize First Cut-off
A new option has been added to the advanced operation sorting tab in ESPRIT 2016 to prevent the wire from being rethreaded in an area where there is no pre drilled hole present. The Optimize First Cut-Off option ensures that the wire will be rethreaded at the initial location of the pre-drilled hole, and that the wire path will not undergo modification.
Machine several parts unattended Re thread the wire on pre-drilled holes at all times
ESPRIT 2016 features new fluent 5-axis programming features to give users the ultimate 5-axis machining experience.
Cleaner cutting passes
Better part quality
Minimize cutting and non-cutting times
Improved Swarf Cutting
ESPRIT Swarf Milling has improved cutting passes by using Constant Height Increments, resulting in cleaner cuts for walls of varying heights.
A new Constant height increment option has been added to ESPRIT 2016 to improve cutting passes for Swarf cycles. This option allows for better cutting passes when walls are of varying heights.
Reduction of undesirable plunge type motions Constant cutting depth on all passes Cleaner cuts
Smooth Spiral Finishing
During 5-Axis Spiral Finishing cycles smooth your toolpath in just one click to remove concealed surface defects using ESPRIT.
A new smooth spiral finishing strategy in ESPRIT 2016 smooths part faces and surfaces, and also improves generated toolpaths.
Smooth out surface kinks Remove unseen defects on part surfaces Uniform tool-axis orientation
Quick Spiral Clearance
Reduce machining time using the Fast Feed Clearance feature in ESPRIT to speed up your Feed rate when the tool is in the air.
Increase the feedrate and clearance of the cutting tool during 5-axis Spiral Roughing when the tool is not in contact with the stock material in ESPRIT 2016. This allows for the tool to smoothly and quickly transition between passes at a desired speed, thus speeding up non-cutting moves regardless of the safety distance.
Save machining time Safe clearance distance from stock Speed up non cutting moves
3D Tool Compensation
With the 3D Tool Compensation the toolpath will be outputted as a set of touch point coordinates and normal vectors.
In ESPRIT 2016 change the tool radius without having a negative effect on the G-code. This option is now available for 5-axis composite milling, swarf, contouring, spiral finishing, and port finishing cycles.
Change tool radius in 5-axis cycles
Collision-Free External Links
ESPRIT 2016 provides a new way to calculate external links during machine set ups. Whenever a 5-axis operation is included in the operations list, ESPRIT will create collision-free external links in reference to all solids.
Collision-free links for 5-axis
5-Axis Rotary Solutions
ESPRIT 2016 allows users to select the appropriate angle on the tool and/or part whenever there is more than one way to reach the next operation. Each rotary axis is now editable on the properties tool tab, so users can manually override the ESPRIT automatic rotary calculation. When one rotary axis is changed, the other will be updated automatically.
Select and change your own rotary angle Option to override automatic calculations
ESPRIT 2016 is the ultimate machine tool solution with new innovative cutting strategies, increased simulation speed, enhanced CAD recognition features and new Wire-EDM and 5-axis features. ESPRIT will be the only CAM software you will ever need to optimize your machining process and increase your profits.
- ProfitTurning — New Physics Based Cutting Engine
- Better tool management solutions
- Accelerated simulation engine
- Easy to modify CAD models
- Advanced ProfitMilling
- Extended barrel tool support for 5-axis and 3-axis cycles
- New Wire EDM rough cutting strategies
- Enhanced 5-axis programming features