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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Numerical Control technology--NC--is the direct descendent of the world's first NC machine tool demonstrated by the Servo Mechanisms Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston in September 1952.
For more information or to order a copy of History of Numerical Control, contact author Richard A.
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The author has written this text for students and researchers in the fields of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided process planning (CAPP), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and computer numerical control (CNC) as well as engineers working in industrial R&D facilities.
Thomas, in conjunction with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, has compiled a book-length manuscript called a History of Numerical Control for Machine Tools.
THINC Intelligent Numerical Control embeds Okuma's 40+ years of control experience into an intelligent open platform.
In addition to her training work, Cruz completed eight specialized classes at Valley College, ranging from blueprint reading to computer numerical control instruction.
This collection of articles includes papers on integrated process design and control--a new paradigm with applications to mechatronics; mechatronic systems techniques in computer numerical control of machine tools; mechatronics applied to web forming processes; the hot strip rolling mill looper (a control design study); thermomechanics: mechatronic systems and guidance techniques in thermal manufacturing process control; passivity-based regulation of nonlinear continuous processes; and observer and control techniques for bilinear systems with applications in mechatronics.
More than 40 members visited the new plant in Davie and saw state-of-the-art systems, including CAD/CAM systems, computerized numerical control (CNC) equipment, and a computerized scheduling system.

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