What's New in Numerical Control Equipment and Methods? 650422
Consumer and industry buying patterns are effecting a gradual yet striking change on the productive capability of the American metalworking community. In order to meet this challenge, a fresh look must be taken at the means of production with a view toward maximum cost and lead time reduction, yet permitting increased product flexibility.
This difficult assignment is being met through numerical control. This paper highlights the current state-of-the-art and indicates trends that can be anticipated in future years.