DP Technology, Camarillo, California, USA, the parent company of the ESPRIT CAM system, has enhanced its support for Additive Manufacturing with the release of a new software package designed specifically for the Powder Bed Fusion market. The new software, ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed, is an add-in application for CAD program SolidWorks®.
ESPRIT Additive for Powder Bed Fusion is compatible with any file supported by SolidWorks and features its patented Part-to-Build™ capability. When preparing a part for manufacturing, the program automatically assigns exposure strategies based on simple inputs from the user.
DP Technology stated that the new software also introduces a slicer with what it describes as unparalleled accuracy, achievable thanks to a parametric workflow model. Once the part is ready to slice, it may be imported to the job environment as many times as required.
“This optimised workflow saves our users even more time by eliminating the need to repeatedly define the manufacturing information,” stated Clement Girard, Product Manager for Additive Solutions for DP Technology. “Additive for Powder Bed Fusion improves consistency by ensuring a part is built the same way each time and maintains traceability by recording each step from the original 3D CAD file.”