Accession Number:

ADA030932

Title:

State-of-the-Art in Improved Parts Programming for Numerically Controlled Machines

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the state-of-the-art of numerical controlled manufacturing technology, as reflected by current literature and research. Standardization of machine languages and computer software are identified as areas of major importance. The incompatability of postprocessors was found to be a significant problem. The research of Bradford M. Smith in the standardization of postprocessors is identified as an important contribution to the efficient use of numerical controlled machine tools. Little research or literature on numerical controlled tooling, or its standardization, was located. Direct numerical control and computer numerical control are defined, and their impact on numerical control noted. An example of successful work exchange is cited, however, the lack of standardization of postprocessors is identified as a deterrent to effective work exchange. On line, interactive computer based information retrieval systems were used, and the results are reported.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE