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ESPRIT system offers powerful programming for any CNC machine tool. ESPRIT's full-spectrum functionality includes programming for 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning, 2-5 axis wire EDM, multitasking mill-turn machining, and B-axis machine tools. Streamline your operations with the powerful and flexible ESPRIT system, valued by CNC programmers for its extensive suite of machining cycles, comprehensive tool control, and capacity to fully support an entire shop.

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ESPRIT review by Roy M.
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"If you're into EDM"

What do you like best?

No I don't mean electronic Dance music. 4 axis programming is now so easy thanks to it's feature recognition. The older versions made you think and work. Now most of my guys can use all features :)

What do you dislike?

Electronic Dance Music. Well EDM acronym is much older and means Electric Discharge Machining. There's not much to discredit Esprit as it's easy once you know the icons. My criticism is that STEP import is an expensive addon. So instead of buying this we put the cost toward SolidWorks and this made all the difference. So not only can we make tool paths but we can now solid model. Well I say now we were able before but managed to upgrade from 1997 to 2017 and beyond. Doesn't take a genius to see that we've exponentially increased our skills

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you get the full training package as this product is fully featured and 4 axis programming is easy once you've had either the experience, training or both :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we've used Esprit since 1994, so it should come as no surprise to hear we're still using it today. Gear programming is a dream. It asks you 3 basic questions to generate a gear then fill in the finer detail and voila! an involute accurate to a few microns.

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"Returning User"

What do you like best?

The post processor features make or break the usability of the CAM software. In this case we are using a new Mitsubishi Wire EDM, and my limited experience with this machine and Esprit is that there are many options that are accessible with a click of the mouse.

What do you dislike?

Esprit uses a series of tab pages to select and turn off and on and adjust values for programming tool path. For the machine we use there are a lot of options, and initially the decriptions are very cryptic. It takes several iterations to accomplish the desired program. Don't know if this could be done differently but it is one of the more difficult aspects of learning the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get Support Package for first year and use it to help learn all you can. Things usually do not change much after this in terms of software features unless you add a different machine, so support is less important to most companies after the first year.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Esprit exclusively for programming wire EDM cutting path for Mitsubishi and Charmilles wire EDM. We could program them with other, less productive methods, but it does not make economic sense to do this.

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