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The History of Computer Numerical Control

Today, Computer Numerical Control is an extension of what was once Numerical Control. It refers essentially to the concept of controlling automated machine tools via programmable computers. Clearly, with the older system of Numerical Control, a computer wasn’t involved, but today the technology has advanced in leaps and bounds (and continues to advance every year). CNC has set the stage for a tremendous upsurge in productivity – it’s an environment where machine tools can operate automatically, and without the attention and oversight of an operator. Continue reading The History of Computer Numerical Control