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Safety through virtual CNC machining
Author(s): Donald M. Esterling
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Paper Abstract

Open architecture controls provide operators much more flexibility and ease in making modifications at the control. Virtual CNC machining, or verification, at the control provides a layer of safety as well as added functionality. The operator can replicate the metal cutting process, without the attendant hazards to part or equipment, often in significantly less time than the actual cutting time. If the operator makes modifications, the resulting virtual part can be sent back in electronic form to ensure conformance to the design intent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2912, Open Architecture Control Systems and Standards, (20 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263365
Show Author Affiliations
Donald M. Esterling, N-See Software/Microcompatibles, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2912:
Open Architecture Control Systems and Standards
Frederick M. Proctor, Editor(s)

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