direct numerical control


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direct numerical control

[də¦rekt nü¦mer·i·kəl kən′trōl]
(computer science)
The use of a computer to program, service, and log a process such as a machine-tool cutting operation.
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DNC, direct numerical control, which has become an effective way of getting NC programs to the machine tool today is evolving into a more rapidly responsive means of integrating CAD/CAM systems directly to the machine tool on the shop floor.
In many cases, companies will program their parts off-site and download part programs via direct numerical control (DNC).
Distributed or direct numerical control eliminates the use of tapes in both NC and CNC machinery; machining instructions are transmitted directly from a computer to the machine tool.
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