DP Technology joined the College of Electromechanical Engineering at Beijing Union University and the Beijing Intelligent Mechanical Innovative Design Engineering Research Center to host the ESPRIT CAM & Smart Manufacturing seminar in Beijing on Sept. 22, 2016. The seminar brought into focus the most critical manufacturing topics in China today in order to better support the 10-year national plan, Made in China 2025. The Made in China 2025 program promotes the transfer into smart manufacturing, improves applications in smart manufacturing and fosters the next generation in a wide array of manufacturing industries. The event was attended by more than 60 people from local manufacturing companies, universities and members of the press. The seminar was a joint speaking engagement for outstanding businessmen and technicians. It featured many topics to support attendees and ESPRIT users on their path to success, including Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, manufacturing automation and the partnership between industry and academia.
Guang Cheng, Dean of College of Electromechanical Engineering of Beijing Union University, addressed the current status and major trends in the future of smart manufacturing from historical, conceptual and practical aspects. Cheng stated that the College of Electromechanical Engineering is committed to developing high-quality application engineers with an international point of view. He also stated that, “We would like to facilitate cooperation with DP Technology to further the development of smart manufacturing. The current research focus of Beijing Intelligent Mechanical Innovative Design Engineering Research Center covers a wide range of smart manufacturing technologies, including prototype design and manufacturing, human-machine interaction and usability testing, and smart manufacturing and service.”
Mike Lauer, general manager at DP Asia-Pacific, said: “With more than thirty years’ experience, ESPRIT CAM is the only software which is capable of supporting B-axis multi-tasking, 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning and 2-22 axis, Wire EDM and offers a platform which gives users customized solutions through any object-oriented programming language. With customers across the world, ESPRIT CAM has been applied in a wide range of industries, including aeronautics and astronautics, automotive, industrial machinery, education, medical machinery, energy and so on. To provide better service to customers, DP Technology operates sales and technical support centers in multiple locations: Beijing, Tianjin and Guangzhou in order to provide high performance professional and efficient services. DP Technology also adds value to education in China as a part of their ongoing commitment to support the ‘Made in China 2025’ plan. For many years DP Technology has partnered with higher education institutions, technical middle schools, technical high schools, and technical colleges. DP Technology works hand in hand with local schools and colleges to create certification and training centers and to help build the education revolution in China. DP Technology will be an official and major sponsor of the 7th National Vocational Students Skills Competition CNC machining contest and will also provide technical support at the event. To sponsor the biggest machining contest in China, DP Technology is taking a proactive approach in engaging with the stakeholders in these industries, but also shows the capability and determination to support the Made in China 2025 plan.“
In the seminar, David Zhang, vice general manager in DP China, and Cliff Ji, sales engineer in DP North China also shared the most up to date CNC technology in ESPRIT CAM. “With a continuing thirst for new technology in the modern industry, CNC manufacturing has become popular in many areas. ESPRIT CAM is able to provide a complete package for customer’s manufacturing solutions in many different industries. In addition, ESPRIT CAM is compliant with IoT and the Industry 4.0 initiative. In this way, ESPRIT CAM not only provides users a new concept of automatic machining but also reduces the programming time with easy operations for high quality parts. As a global CAD/CAM company, DP Technology believes that through the cooperation with educational institutions, they have the power to improve manufacturing in China. DP Technology has always been committed to being the world’s leading CAD/CAM technology to college educators and students, specifically when multitasking machining with high-speed cutting. Introducing CAD/CAM technologies also helps provide high-end technical personnel to the industry. While we have been in this game for a long time, we will never stop learning and improving upon our cooperation with academia.”
said David Zhang.
Cliff Ji also shared several benefits of ESPRIT CAM in the seminar.
1. ESPRIT CAM offers customized solutions for any type of machine tool to cut parts with any shape of geometry
2. ESPRIT CAM provides edit-free post processors with accurate G-code
3. ESPRIT CAM’s full machine simulation prevents machines from collisions
4. ESPRIT CAM is a cloud-enabled CAM to simplify the selection of cutting tools and automatically obtain the
In the seminar, application engineers from DP Technology also demonstrated ESPRIT CAM’s multitasking and 5-axis capabilities with ease to allow attendees to experience the power of the innovative ESPRIT CAM software.
The manufacturing industry has evolved into a new generation with automation, numerical control and smart
manufacturing. DP Technology continues to improve their technologies by watching new cutting edge developments in the manufacturing industry, fulfilling customer requirements, and providing innovative solutions to improve product quality, productivity and reduce production cost.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.
- electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
- numerical control ( NC)
numerical control ( NC)
Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.
- wire EDM
Process similar to ram electrical-discharge machining except a small-diameter copper or brass wire is used as a traveling electrode. Usually used in conjunction with a CNC and only works when a part is to be cut completely through. A common analogy is wire electrical-discharge machining is like an ultraprecise, electrical, contour-sawing operation.