US-based DP Technology, which has a branch in the German city of Bamberg, is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for a large section of the manufacturing industry. Indeed, the company's main product - ESPRIT - is viewed as one of the most high-performance and high-quality NC programming systems for milling, drilling, turning and wire erosion machinery and is also used with multifunctional machinery such as mill turn centers.
Taking pride of place among DP Technology’s exhibits at EMO Hannover 2019 is the new "ESPRIT CAM system - powered by Artificial Intelligence". As its name suggests, the algorithms of what is now the fourth generation of the software are based on artificial intelligence (AI). The new technology is designed to simplify programming processes and improve machine productivity on the shop floor. The patent-pending system is also machine-aware, drawing this awareness from a digital twin of the CNC machines, tooling and fixtures. According to DP Technology, these new advances are the result of 35 years of innovation and make this market launch the most exciting product rollout in the company's history. "Our AI engine represents a fundamental change in the way CNC machines are driven," says Chuck Mathews, Chief Technology Officer for ESPRIT's parent company, DP Technology. "The new ESPRIT CAM system's AI machine-aware algorithms provide an exceptional user experience - simplifying programming, increasing tool life and improving machine performance."