Introduction to Numerical Control Machines

  • Kaushik Kumar
  • Divya Zindani
  • J. Paulo Davim
Part of the Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology book series (MFMT)


Numerical control can be defined as the automation of manufacturing process using programming languages that is controlled using letters, symbols and symbols. The instructions to produce a particular work job are in the form of numbers in numerical control machines. The instructions form program which changes with the job. The present chapter is therefore an attempt to introduce the numerical control machines. The chapter discusses on the basic components of the NC system. It outlines the basic NC procedure. Discussion is made on the NC coordinate systems and the motion control systems. The chapter concludes with the discussion on applications, advantages and disadvantages of NC.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of TechnologyMesra, RanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologySilcharIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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