Application Of Computer Control In Computer Manufacturing 670449
This paper treats the problem of efficiently and economically customizing a so-called standard product. Analysis showed that numerically controlled tools could solve the problem if they could be supplied with command data at a much higher rate than normally supplied to N/C machine tools, and if a means could be devised for obtaining feedback from the tools. After exploring several manufacturing system alternatives the solution was found in a computer controlled manufacturing system. The Solid Logic Technology (SLT) board, a basic building block in computers, is a part for which the customizing system was developed.