The Programming and Use of Numerical Control to Machine Sculptured Surfaces

  • C. Bell
  • B. Landi
  • M. Sabin


Shapes traditionally thought of as being difficult to program for numerical control can be and are being cut economically in hard materials to close tolerances. This has been made possible by the joint development of the machining technology and the computer programs through close collaboration between workshops, programmers and mathematicians.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Bell
  • B. Landi
  • M. Sabin
    • 1
  1. 1.Commercial Aircraft DivisionBritish Aircraft Corporation LimitedWeybridge, SurreyUK

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