distributed numerical control


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distributed numerical control

[di′strib·yəd·əd nü′mer·ə·kəl kən′trōl]
(control systems)
The use of central computers to distribute part-classification data to machine tools which themselves are controlled by computers or numerical control tapes.
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Cell control is by a distributed numerical control (DNC) system called NCNet from RWT Corp.
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Three of the company's four machines are CNC and are tied to a Distributed Numerical Control (DNC) system installed in 1985.
Boeing, however, desiring to fuse all management of data and manufacturing instructions on computers, thus saving labor and improving productivity, has placed the group under full management of the company's distributed numerical control (DNC) network.

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