numerical control

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numerical control

a system of controlling an automatic machine by means of a programme of instructions (often COMPUTER based) which relate to the particular operations being performed on a component. Machines which are operated by numerical control usually work with greater speed and accuracy than machines operated by hand and are particularly suited to MASS PRODUCTION OR PRODUCTION LINE manufacture.
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With the advent of 3-D printers, which produce three-dimensional objects, and computer numeric control routers that cut and shape materials, "kids are putting things together again.
The machining of the components, carried out using numeric control machines, guarantees maximum precision for restricted tolerances, resulting in a product that will remain reliable over time.
based firm provides precision machining services for medical devices and surgical instruments; its specialties include computer numeric control (CNC) precision bending, CNC Swiss machining, CNC milling, wire electrical discharge machining, and electro polishing.
These speeds will be annulled from the speeds domain helped by the numeric control (CNC) that will equip the remanufactured machine-tool.
A manufacturing technology student could take a course in Computer Numeric Control (CNC) to learn how mechanical parts are actually made in the machine shop.
working zones, numeric control in 1 axis (X) or 3 axes (X, Y & Z), and 3 to 14 spindles.
An option called computer numeric control (CNC) can be added to aid in automating the inspection process.
There are two mold shops: one for developing unit cavities for new products through numeric control programs and a second for mold repair and maintenance.
Until recently, ABS relied on computer numeric control (CNC) machining methods to manufacture the trial devices used in conjunction with the firm's proprietary knee implant system.
Charmilles introduces the new Roboform 550 series die sinking EDM that integrates a new, easy to use numeric control design for improved efficiency.
Attention to detail, combined with Computer Numeric Control of 5-axis robotic trimming results in consistent accuracy and part-to-part repeatability.
Last year it acquired Cimplex Corp for its numeric control software and introduced version 7 of its flagship Bravo software line.