Asper Basic | 2D CAM software for intuitive and efficient manufacturing
MicroStep‘s 2D CAM software Asper is the ideal tool for easy and fast creation of CNC programs for various cutting and supplementary technologies. Even in its basic version, Asper offers powerful functionalities for 2D cutting that can be further extended by a variety of specialized modules (e.g. bevel cutting module, pipe cutting module, multi-torch cutting module and more) and even customized to fit a customer’s special requirements.
The intuitive structure and sophisticated features make Asper a modern and powerful tool for CNC programming.
Use the full potential of your MicroStep cutting system:
In addition to the countless possibilities and tools which Asper offers in its basic version, the software can be expanded with additional modules.
• Pipe & profile processing (2D and 3D)
• Dome processing
• Weld seam preparation
• Multi-torch operation
• Macro library for HVAC and pressure vessel construction
All add-ons can be quickly and comfortably activated directly on your machine.
Processing of pipes, profiles, domes and sheets
Individual components can also be imported, nested and cut easily and intuitively as 3D models.
Easy programming of bevel cuts
With just a few simple steps, you can add weld seam preparations to your cutting plans. Just choose the bevel type, angle, and land height.
Multi-technology work processes: More efficiency through combined processes
Asper® is designed to take full advantage of all technologies on your MicroStep machine. For example, multiple technologies can be used together in one process.
Import of all common CAD formats via network or USB connection
With Asper, you can load your parts in various formats (DXF, ESSI, CNC, DC2, IGES...) from the network or USB storage and quickly convert them into a CNC program.
Numerous macro libraries for faster production
Choose from a large number of standardized components and adapt them to your requirements with just a few clicks, saving time on recurring parts.
Economical plate and residue management
If desired, the components can be nested in a way that allows some of their contours to be cut at once, minimizing the number of lead-ins and lead-outs. This has a positive influence on consumable life and saves cutting time.
Low waste semi-automatic nesting
The semi-automatic nesting function of Asper places parts on a plate as economically as possible. Cutting plans can be added to or changed with just a few clicks, always with optimized space utilization.
HeatControl® for lower thermal impact
To avoid local overheating of the plate during cutting, the HeatControl® functionality ensures dynamic distribution of the cutting path over the entire plate. This minimizes local heat deformation and protects consumables.
SpeedControl® for higher precision of corners, arcs, and holes
The SpeedControl® functionality regulates the cutting speed on all MicroStep machines to optimize the cutting quality in tight corners and arcs.
If desired, the components can be nested in a way that allows some of their contours to be cut at once, minimizing the numberof lead-ins and lead-outs. This has a positive influence on consumable life and saves cutting time.