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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The availability of low-cost, effective CAD software products is making NC machining, formerly reserved to the largest manufacturers, an everyday reality for even the smallest companies.
That's what you may be doing if you use traditional software to drive NC machining centers or milling machines.
Formerly, the external and internal dimensions of the edge attachments were cut using traditional methods such as NC machining and saws.
It addresses exchange capabilities not just for basic graphics and geometry, but also for user-level application information such as tolerances, form-feature modeling, finite-element analysis, product structure, and NC machining.
Company is a full service mold design and manufacturing facility providing product design and development for thermoplastic and thermoset injection, compression, and transfer molds; and is equipped with 5 CAD/CAM stations with NC machining up to 30 x 60 in.
Independence of the inspection program from the NC machining program is an important check and balance.
The company also introduced Pro/Manufacturing, a CAM package that adds process-plan generation, display of intermediate and completed tool paths, material removal, and other data for NC machining to the Pro/Engineer line.
The company applied its first NC machining center and CAD system in 1975.
In the FMS planning stages, a computer was used to initially select 666 prismatic parts suitable for NC machining. Further geometry and machining-requirement analysis narrowed this to 122 parts.
“AMSN offers virtually every industry complete capacities involving all types of turning, milling, Wire EDM, horizontal & vertical milling, conventional & NC machining, drill press work, automatic horizontal machining, radial drilling, sawing, centerless & cylindrical grinding, surface & blanchard, grinding, sheet metal sheating, welding & cutting, punch press, vertical saw capacities, small plastic parts, testing, inspection & assembly as well as other services,” said Maldonado.
NC machining time was reduced thanks to optimized tool paths (Fig.
Complete mold-repair, NC machining, gun drilling, and jig grinding services.