Accession Number : AD0786731

Title :   Computer Software for Numerically Controlled Manufacturing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Bradford M.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A survey of computer programs used to prepare control tapes for numerically controlled (NC) machine tools in the Department of Defense identified 221 software postprocessors now being used for over 465 NC Machines. A study of the input languages required by various postprocessors revealed many inconsistencies which prevent a part program from being used on more than one machine without modification. This project develops a methodology that enables part program information to be quickly and easily shifted among different NC machines and even among different DOD activities. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Production control, *Computer applications, Control theory, Computer programs, Data processing, Punched tape

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE