Accession Number:

AD0669598

Title:

FORECAST OF NUMERICAL CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A major portion of our defense needs today falls in the general category of small lots and short runs. We need a manufacturing technology that can responsively and economically produce hardware in small lots. It must readily adapt to quick changeover from one short run to the next. Numerical control NC has introduced a new language to manufacturing, a language that permits communications between man and machine tools or between manufacturing concerns. Since NC equipment is primarily digital controls, then digital data becomes the communications media. Recognizing NC as digitally-controlled equipment, the idea of an automated job shop controlled by a digital computer is not unique. Consequently, in the ultimate analysis, NC will no longer exist as a series of separate entities but as a total system under the control of a digital process computer. The initial phase of this investigation has been completed, and advance work is progressing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE