Future CNC machining: your need to know

CNC machining is all very well and good in the here and now, following, as it does, pre-programmed and constant speed and feed rates. However, as manufacturing gets more complex, so must the programs that inform the process. There must be a machining revolution, to make control more adaptive and dynamic. Under CNC machining, machine tools function through numerical control. What is needed for ‘lights out’ machining, or the Factory of the Future, are analytic tools and feedback systems that adjust to operating conditions in real time. In common practice, the control mechanisms of a CNC machine follows pre-programmed and Read more…