The computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software developer DP Technology, maker of Esprit CAM software, and Sodick Co. Ltd., a leading builder of electrical discharge machining (EDM) equipment, have signed an agreement to include a license of Esprit CAM software with each purchase of a new Sodick LP wire-cut EDM machine.
Specifically, under the agreement, every freshly sold Sodick wire EDM machine equipped with an LP control will be supplied with a full commercial license of the Esprit CAM system for Sodick, software with functionality that simplifies part-programming processes, increases part accuracy, and reduces the length and complexity of G-code programmes. Esprit for Sodick runs off-line on a PC and provides the full power of Esprit’s programming functionality for Sodick wire EDM machines.
The Esprit for Sodick CAM system as included with LP-equipped machines includes Esprit SolidWire Platinum Plus software for 2- to 5-axis wire EDM machines and features 2-axis contouring, 3-axis tapering, and advanced conics capabilities, in addition to 4-axis x-y and u-v machining functions, 5-axis control, and automated feature recognition. Features tailored especially for Sodick wire EDM machines are a machine-specific user interface, an integrated cutting-data reader, solid simulation and verification, and factory-certified postprocessing, among others.
This CAM system can be used also to programme LN- and LQ-equipped Sodick wire EDMs.
As a member of the Esprit family of CAM software, Esprit for Sodick may be expanded to include 2- to 5-axis milling, 2- to 22-axis turning, multitasking mill-turn machining and b-axis machining, and high-speed 3- and 5-axis machining.