The Invention of CNC Machining

CNC Machining Punch Tape Control

CNC machining, shorthand for “Computer Numerical Control” machining, can be traced back to machines created during the mid-1940’s to the 1950’s. Early (pre “computer”) “NC machines” were built based on existing machining tools with modified motors that moved the tool or part to follow points defined and fed to the system on punch tapes. (Yep. … Read more

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