Hexagon has announced that it is to acquire DP Technology, the developer and supplier of the Esprit CAM System.
Esprit has been the flagship solution for DP Technology, which was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.
A smart manufacturing solution for any machining application, Esprit supports any class of CNC machine via a common interface and workflow, giving it CNC machine programming, optimisation, and simulation capabilities for a broad range of precision manufacturing applications.
Known for its machine-optimised, edit-free G-code (toolpath), Esprit uses a digital twin simulation platform to model the finished part, tools, and CNC machine.
AI-based algorithms eliminate manual data input and provide machine operators with greater assurance of what will happen on the shop floor.
More recently Esprit Additive for Powder Bed has been launched as an add-in application for Solidworks, to work directly with native .SLDPRT files and any neutral 3D CAD format, such as STEP.
“D.P. Technology is an innovator with a strong focus on building smarter, data-driven manufacturing solutions,” said Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén.
“When combined with our production software portfolio, it cements our market-leading position in CAM, particularly around CNC manufacturing processes, and accelerates the development of our Smart Manufacturing portfolio.”
Rollén continued to praise the ‘excellent working relationships’ DP Technology had built with leading machine tool providers and other manufacturing technology experts, “which will prove invaluable in our open and interoperable manufacturing ecosystem approach”.
DP Technology will operate as part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, employs around 260 people in 27 locations worldwide, and is also represented by a network of 130 resellers across 44 countries, giving Esprit a global footprint and install base.