Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
Elite Outfitting Solutions Inc. needed to ensure that a Swiss-style machine would not be destroyed if a fire were to erupt during a cutting operation involving titanium and high-pressure oil. Firetrace International and Haight Fire Equipment Supply provided Elite a fire suppression system designed for a CNC machine. Video captured by Elite shows the fire suppression system in action.