Thursday, July 20, 2017

Numerical Control - CNC

We just learned about Plasma Cutting.

Another tool for working with metal is CNC - Computer Numerical Control.

All of the different types of metal work that we've learned about like lathes, mills, drills and grinders can be controlled by a computer so that they can do the same work over and over, thousands of times without any mistakes.

The numerical control means that the computer is given numbers that tell it what parts to cut and how to cut them.

(from: wikipedia - numerical control)

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