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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It can communicate with CAD/CAM systems 1000 times faster than conventional Direct Numerical Control (DNC) systems.
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).
CAD/CAM's DNC (Direct Numerical Control) capability also allows us to transfer data electronically direct to machines on the production floor.
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