contouring control

contouring control

[′kän‚tu̇r·iŋ kən′trōl]
(computer science)
The guidance by a computer of a machine tool along a programmed path by interpolating many intermediate points between selected points.
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It offers continuous multi-diameter grinding and high-precision X- and Z-axis contouring control.
To bring this machine into the new century, we installed a Heidenhain TNC 426M contouring control with integrated digital drive technology, and Heidenhain AC servo motors," explains John Palmer, one of Bikle's electrical engineers.
Machining programs from the first contouring control, the TNC 145, can still be effortlessly run on the iTNC 530, the newest Heidenhain control, with no edits.