ESPRIT® 2017 comes with wire EDM functions.

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ESPRIT® 2017 features 3-axis global finishing cycle which provides solution for steep/shallow milling of complex part geometries. Unit comes with Z-level cutting passes which are applied to steep areas and boundary offset. Product is used for quicker calculation of in-process stocks. Software boasts toolpath, streamlined user control and accelerated processing power. ESPRIT® 2017 is integrated with stock automation engine for acing, pocketing and contouring operations.

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DP Technology Corp. Announces the Release of ESPRIT 2017

ESPRIT got smarter so you can program faster

CAM industry innovator DP Technology Corp. announced the release of ESPRIT® 2017, the latest version of its pioneering flagship product. ESPRIT 2017 delivers a smarter, simpler, faster machining process with expert toolpath, streamlined user control, and accelerated processing power.

ESPRIT 2017 features a new 3-axis Global Finishing cycle that provides a comprehensive solution for steep/shallow milling of complex part geometries. Global Finishing optimizes machining by applying the most appropriate toolpath to complex parts based on an analysis of the model and a single threshold angle. Z-level cutting passes are applied to steep areas and boundary offset passes to shallow areas using a sophisticated logic that gives priority to continuity of toolpath between steep and shallow areas for smoother finishing. A timesaving option constructs tool path to machine over openings and holes in the CAD model without stopping or retracting the tool.

A redesign of ESPRIT facing dramatically reduces the number of steps needed to face a part. Up-to-the-minute intelligence about the shape of in-process stock is now built into facing, pocketing, and contour milling for faster, more reliable programming. The stock automation engine inside ESPRIT 2017 underwent a refactoring to drastically reduce calculation times from minutes to seconds for facing, pocketing and contouring operations. The same refactoring was applied to ESPRIT’s 3-axis roughing to compute in-process stock in dramatically less time, even on complex parts.

Awkward profiles in wire EDM parts are now cut more efficiently with new support for open profiles in EDM pocketing. When a profile is interspersed with small or oddly shaped openings, the wire can be programmed in ESPRIT 2017 to ignore those openings for a simple slug drop, then followed up with precise no-core pocketing that burns away only the small pockets of material that remain.

Advancements in ESPRIT’s ProfitMilling™ technology improve performance inside closed cavities for better chip evacuation and coolant access, and faster attainment of the programmed feed rate. Lathe contouring has even more options for accurately positioning the tool edge along walls, at the start or end of cutting passes, and between walls. Lathe programming enhancements are particularly advantageous when contouring with round or grooving inserts.

A bevy of enhancements to 5-axis swarf milling has improved its responsiveness to a wider range of unusual part shapes for smoother, more reliable machining. Automatic machining over gaps in surfaces, reliable pass extensions along ribs, and smoother positioning of the tool along walls with irregular borders eliminate the time-consuming process of creating extra geometry on complex 5-axis parts.

Discover sophisticated simplicity in ESPRIT 2017 with enhanced milling and turning strategies, faster calculation of in-process stock and new 3-axis and wire EDM functions.


ESPRIT is a global leader in high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. ESPRIT is a cloud-enabled CAD/CAM software compatible with a full range of machine tool applications in a wide array of industries. ESPRIT delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning, wire EDM, multitasking, mill-turn, Swiss-turn and B-axis machine tools, and high-speed 3 and 5-axis machining. Offering factory certified post processors, accurate G-code, and world-class customer support ESPRIT is the ultimate machine tool solution.

About DP Technology Corp.

DP Technology Corp. is a leading developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems. ESPRIT®, DP Technology's flagship product, is a powerful, high-performance, full-spectrum programming system for milling, turning, wire EDM, multi-tasking machine tools and metal additive manufacturing. ESPRIT® and its support personnel embody DP Technology's passion for excellence and vision of technology's potential.

DP Technology reinforces its commitment to technical excellence by dedicating nearly 20 percent of its annual revenue to ongoing research and product development. This long-term focus has produced powerful technological innovations that have placed ESPRIT in an industry-leading position since its market launch in 1985.

By leveraging its vast experience with CAM systems, as well as its extensive R&D infrastructure, DP Technology continues its commitment to excellence and to delivering the world-class technical support that is the hallmark of DP Technology and ESPRIT® software. For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT®, call +1 805 388 6000, email, or visit



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