CAD Model to Printed Part
A high-performance software suite for additive manufacturing – 3D printing.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING / 3D PRINTING
The full-spectrum ESPRIT Additive Suite by DP Technology drives both 3D powder bed fusion systems and direct metal deposition machine tools. This powerful suite provides comprehensive control over the additive manufacturing process, delivers machine-optimized job files, and is backed by DP Technology’s world-class technical support team and R&D infrastructure. Leveraging its extensive CAM software experience, DP Technology is developing a high-performance software suite for metal additive manufacturing – 3D printing – that simplifies the time-consuming and novel additive programming process into just a few simple steps.
ADDITIVE & SUBTRACTIVE
The ESPRIT Additive Suite drives both 3D powder bed systems and direct metal deposition machine tools.
The Process Control App organizes part and build information for sharing and dependable recall.
ESPRIT Additive Part-To-Build files package the original 3D CAD file along with the manufacturing information needed to build it.
ESPRIT Additive Knowledge Management allows users to access additive manufacturer data, and collectively share expertise and solve technical problems.
Get control of the additive manufacturing process with ESPRIT's machine-optimized job file generation capabilities.
Just like ESPRIT CAD/CAM software, ESPRIT Additive is backed by the industry’s best technical support and R&D infrastructure.
THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
A SUITE OF ADDITIVE TOOLS
The ESPRIT Additive Suite is comprised of two primary apps: one is integrated into SolidWorks® for powder bed machines, and the second is included in the ESPRIT CAM system for direct metal
ESPRIT demystifies and simplifies the additive manufacturing process. The high-performance features include 1) the ability to work directly with native 3D CAD files; 2) a Part-to-Build workflow that provides traceability and repeatability while eliminating duplicated efforts; 3) optimized nesting for multi-part builds;
4) thermal simulation to foresee potential part distortion; 5) and a knowledge management system offering access to the ESPRIT community and its best practices.
HOW IT WORKS
FULL PROCESS SUPPORT FROM CAD TO PRINT FILE
A SIMPLE, GUIDED WORKFLOW INTEGRATED INTO SOLIDWORKS
The ESPRIT Additive App for powder bed 3D fusion systems provides an optimized Part-to-Build workflow, allowing you to quickly move from native 3D CAD file to printed part. The ESPRIT Additive App is a versatile “printer driver” for additive manufacturing, supporting the full process from orienting the part and creating supports, to optimizing the build, slicing and nesting, to generating the job file for any additive machine.
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PART-TO-BUILD REDEFINES THE AM WORKFLOW
A PORTABLE, REUSABLE PRINT DRIVER
Additive manufacturing builds parts that are defined by 3D CAD files. One or more 3D CAD files are combined, prepared with the manufacturing information needed to build them, and converted into a job file that contains all the information necessary for a specific machine to build the parts. The ESPRIT Part-to-Build workflow divides the process of preparing the job file into two steps and creates a reusable, intermediary Part-to-Build file. Any given Part-to-Build file may be used in one or more job files without redefining the manufacturing information.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
ESPRIT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
ESPRIT Knowledge Management offers user support through interactive problem solving and ongoing knowledge sharing with other additive manufacturing community members. Knowledge Management fosters continuous process improvement and enhanced decision making for additive manufacturing processes through the use of automated rules and best practices. Knowledge Management enables users from various manufacturing sectors to connect with other additive manufacturers and locate industry data, allowing these users to optimize their specific manufacturing parameters and share their expertise with the wider additive manufacturing community.
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