DP Technology, the parent company of the ESPRIT CAM system, announces the release of software to support additive manufacturing in the powder bed fusion market.
Camarillo, California (April 30, 2020) – DP Technology, the parent company of the ESPRIT CAM system, is enhancing their support of additive manufacturing processes with a new software specifically for the powder bed fusion market. Called ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed, the program comes as an add-in application for SolidWorks®, a popular computer-aided design (CAD) program.
Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is a nascent element of modern manufacturing. Within that group, powder bed fusion represents a specialized technique in which a heat source (often, but not always, a laser beam) melts and fuses raw, powdered material together to create a 3D object.
ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed Fusion is compatible with any file supported by SolidWorks. One standout feature of the new software is the patented Part-to-Build™. When preparing a part for manufacturing, the program automatically assigns exposure strategies based on simple inputs from the user.
ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed Fusion also introduces a slicer that boasts unparalleled accuracy thanks to a parametric workflow model. Once the part is ready to slice, it may be imported to the job environment as many times as needed.
“This optimized workflow saves our users even more time by eliminating the need to repeatedly define the manufacturing information,” says Clement Girard, Product Manager for Additive Solutions for DP Technology. “Additive for Powder Bed Fusion improves consistency by ensuring a part is built the same way each time and maintains traceability by recording each step from the original 3D CAD file.”
A drive shaft prepared with ESPRIT Additive (Design by CETIM, courtesy of Grenoble INP. Photo credit: Patrick Eoche)
About DP Technology
DP Technology is a leading developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. ESPRIT, DP’s flagship product, is a powerful, high-performance, full-spectrum programming system for milling, turning, wire EDM, and multitasking machine tools as well as metal additive manufacturing. ESPRIT and the personnel who support it 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% 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 the ESPRIT CAM system and the industry’s best technical support and R&D infrastructure, DP Technology has developed a high-performance software suite for metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) that will continue the company’s commitment to excellence and deliver the world-class technical support that is the hallmark of DP Technology and ESPRIT software.