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ProtoMaker three dimensional CNC platform
by Miles, Darren, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 57; 10137442
Abstract (Summary)

As early as the 1940’s, the term “Numerically Controlled” was applied to a category of manufacturing machines that had been modified to accept a set of inputs from a “computer” instead of a human operator. CNC machines are now widely used in many fabrication and manufacturing areas and apply to thousands of different machines in nearly every industry of today.

ProtoMaker is a three­dimensional software­based printer platform. As opposed to other CNC platforms, the most significant difference with ProtoMaker is the abstraction of the traditional hardware­centric control logic into a suite of software algorithms. The software design of ProtoMaker is the focus of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Penzenstadler, Birgit
Commitee: Maples, Tracy, Tankelevich, Roman
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer science
Keywords: CNC, Platform, Software
Publication Number: 10137442
ISBN: 978-1-339-93135-7
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