ESPRIT SolidMill® is a full-spectrum suite of milling cycles for facing, roughing, contouring and finishing, and hole making. With ESPRIT’s Modeless Programming™, these cycles are universally available on any class of CNC machine: vertical, horizontal, and gantry mills, millturn, and lathes — including Swiss-type. With SolidMill cycles, quickly generate efficient milling toolpaths while keeping extensive control over the movements of the cutting tool, supporting unique requirements of individual parts. Automatic calculation of the stock allows the system to generate efficient toolpaths while avoiding tool breakage and collisions. Machine-optimized G-code uses the advanced functions of the CNC, such as helical and polar interpolation, high-speed and high-precision options, and the machine’s built-in canned cycles.
In short, SolidMill:
Is a full-spectrum suite of milling cycles universally available for any class of CNC machine
Quickly generates toolpath with extensive control to support the unique requirements of each part
Produces edit-free, machine-optimized G-code
Starting from the CAD model, ESPRIT analyzes the part geometry to identify the machinable features. The machining cycles use the feature properties such as depth, draft, and hole style to minimize manual input, speeding the programming process and reducing the risk of error. Each feature is automatically associated with a workplane that drives a 4th or 5th axis to orient the workpiece. If the CAD model is updated, the associated toolpath is automatically updated to reflect the changes to the geometry.
Knowledge of the part is used to simplify programming