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numeric control

[nü′mer·ik kən′trōl]
(computer science)
The action of programs written for specialized computers which operate machine tools.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Global Computerized Numeric Control Market to reach USD XX billion by 2025.
These are commonly known as CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Machines.
The concept of Partners in THINC is built upon the Okuma THINC control (The Intelligent Numeric Control), an open architecture, Microsoft Windows-based platform, and how more than 30 partners collaborate through Okuma's Charlotte, NC, facility to bring out the best of the control's capabilities for their advanced manufacturing customers.
No one would hire a person who could program a CNC (computer numeric control) milling machine but had never operated one manually.
The Sprint-Plus Series offers: one, two or four work stations, 600mm (23.5 in.) to 2,500 mm (98 in.) working zones, numeric control in 1 axis (X) or 3 axes (X, Y & Z), and 3 to 14 spindles.
Using the AutoCAD platform, this will enable the exchange of fabrication and numeric control information with fabricators and constructors.
An option called computer numeric control (CNC) can be added to aid in automating the inspection process.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher in Germany launched the concept with its NCP (Numeric Control of Profile) die at the K '79 show in Dusseldorf.
There are two mold shops: one for developing unit cavities for new products through numeric control programs and a second for mold repair and maintenance.
Business Link's Accelerate and CEMAG programmes have assisted GCM with capital purchases for two new CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine centres and an integrated computer system.
Until recently, ABS relied on computer numeric control (CNC) machining methods to manufacture the trial devices used in conjunction with the firm's proprietary knee implant system.
Charmilles introduces the new Roboform 550 series die sinking EDM that integrates a new, easy to use numeric control design for improved efficiency.