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Esprit 2010 CAM software features improved support for integrated, multitasking mill-turn machine tools. Milling and turning capability is available for virtually any type of mill-turn machine, including lathes that perform milling, mills that perform turning, Swiss-type machines and more.
Enhancements include additional flexibility in cutting tool configurations and orientations to provide support for a wide variety of machines, as well as added support for three or more additional rotary axes. This enables users to program and easily simulate complex machine tools, the company says.
For EDM users, the 2010 release features a four-axis pocketing, no-core cutting cycle. The software also supports EDM machines with rotary axes. This enables programmers to perform wire cutting in five or six axes by rotating the workpiece into position between cutting operations (“turn and burn”). Programmers can also opt to machine in five axes simultaneously by rotating the workpiece during machining (“turn while burn”).