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The Basics of Computer Numerical Control: What is CNC?

CNC meaning: Computer Numerical Control and has been around
since the early 1970's.

Prior to this, it was called NC, for Numerical Control.
(At the beginning 1970's computers were introduced to these
controls, hence the name change.)
CNC Control reads G Codes and other instructions in a CNC Program
and drives CNC Machine tool.

While people in most walks of life have never heard of this
term, CNC is widely used in almost every form of
manufacturing process in one way or another.

If you'll be working in manufacturing, it's likely that
you'll be dealing with CNC on a regular everyday basis.

Once the CNC Machine Tool is set up and running, a CNC m/c is
quite simple to keep running, and the fact is:
It is an easy job for somebody who previously worked
hard on conventional machines.

These are most used CNC Controls in the world today:
Fanuc, Siemens, Heidenhain, Matsura,
Mitsubishi, Mazak, Fadal, Okuma... It differs from each other,
in way how to use and programm it, but in end of the day
basically it does the same thing.

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