AN OVERVIEW OF DIRECT OR DISTRIBUTED NUMERICAL CONTROL IN COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS

Yudianto Yudianto
2021 Journal of Mechanical Science and Engineering  
Direct numerical control is also known as distributed numerical control (also abbreviated DNC), is a common manufacturing term for networking CNC machine tools. On some CNC machine controllers, the available memory is too small to contain the machining program (for example machining complex surfaces), so in this case the program is stored in a separate computer and sent directly to the machine, one block at a time. If the computer is connected to a number of machines it can distribute programs
more » ... o different machines as required. Usually, the manufacturer of the control provides suitable DNC software. However, if this provision is not possible, some software companies provide DNC applications that fulfill the purpose. DNC networking or DNC communication is always required when Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programs are to run on some CNC machine control. Wireless DNC is also used in place of hard-wired versions. Controls of this type are very widely used in industries with significant sheet metal fabrication, such as the automotive, appliance, and aerospace industries. A DNC system has to fulfill two basic tasks such as first guaranteeing secure, timely data transfer from and to the CNC controllers, secondly administering many thousands of NC programs.
doi:10.36706/jmse.v7i2.38 fatcat:swocwnfneverfdxb52y4e56jpe