Mid-1998 An estimated 85% of machine-tool control
industry has by now settled out of court with Hurco, purchasing licenses from IMS Technologies.
In selecting the PC-controlled unit over standard CNC, president Terry Lanzen said that it represented "the future" in technology for turret punch press and machine-tool control
While much of the metalworking world is still searching for ways to fully utilize the 32-bit machine-tool control
, GE Fanuc took the next step and introduced a 64-bit reduced-instruction-set-computing (RISC) processor as an option for its Series 15 CNC system.
It supports simultaneous networking, operation of a CAM program, and multitasking at the machine-tool control
, allowing operators to view drawings, setup sheets, and text files while the machine tool is producing a part.
Some provide extensive diagnostic aid when a machine-tool control
In the postprocessor, the intermediate file is converted into NC data for the suitable machine-tool control
unit and wire EDM combination.
The HPCC algorithms designed by FANUC (the Japanese partner in the joint venture that formed GE Fanuc), in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, were introduced in 1992 to serve in GE Fanuc's Series 15 and 16 CNC machine-tool controls