Esprit CAM Software Integrates with Mazak's Smooth AI CNC
Esprit by DP Technology has announced extended support for Mazak’s Smooth AI CNC. Esprit produces optimized G-code programs, performs program optimization and provides machine simulation for Mazak’s entire line of machine tools. This extended support for Mazak’s Smooth AI CNCs now includes the ability to use Esprit’s digital twin capabilities from within the CNC. This development is an outgrowth of a collaborative partnership between DP Technology and Mazak Japan.
With this extended support, Esprit project data is thus synchronized with the Smooth AI CNC. The synchronized project data includes the part and stock models, workholding, tooling, work offsets, tool offsets and G-code program. With the synchronization between ESPRIT CAM and Mazak Smooth Ai, users can now preview the entire machining process virtually on the CNC — using the ESPRIT digital twin — before executing the program on the machine. As a result, manual data input is eliminated, and the machine operator is offered greater assurance of the machining process, the company says.
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