Accession Number : AD0268659

Title :   ADAPT. A SYSTEM FOR THE AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMING OF NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE TOOLS ON SMALL COMPUTERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1, 17 Jul-19 Dec 61, on Phase 1.

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP SAN JOSE CALIF

Report Date : 19 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The ADAPT system is an automatic programming system for numerically controlled machine tools. Its language is English-like and problem-oriented. It is compatible with the APT language, with minor exceptions necessitated by the class of computers for which ADAPT is designed. The ADAPT computer program is devised to realize the full potential of a small computer. In the ADAPT language, points, straight lines , circles, ellipses, and general conics in 2-dimensional space can be specified. Commands for tool movements and control are included. To increase the flexibility of the language, nested definitions, FORTRAN-type expressions, and MACRO instructions are allowed. Curve fitting, inclined planes, and pocketing of polygonal enclosures are included to extend the applicability of ADAPT. The ADAPT computer program is comprised of 3 phases: translation, arithmetic, and post-processor. The program is modularized so that sections or subroutines may be deleted, replaced, or added by a user as he desires. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *DIGITAL COMPUTERS, *MACHINE TOOLS, *MACHINE TRANSLATION, AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE