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Technical terms for machine tools and machine tool controllers

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Cutting process
Conventional machining, one of the most important material removal methods, is a collection of material-working processes in which power-driven machine tools, such as saws, lathes, milling machines, and drill presses, are used with a sharp cutting tool to
Machine control
Machine controls are devices used to automatically control the operation of industrial machinery.
Machine table / rotary table
A rotary table is a precision work positioning device used in metalworking.
Machine tool
A machine tool is a powered mechanical device, typically used to fabricate metal components of machines by machining, which is the selective removal of metal.
Rapid positioning
G commands often tell the control what kind of motion is wanted (e.g., rapid positioning, linear feed, circular feed, fixed cycle) or what offset value to use.
Rotation axis
Rotation around a fixed axis is a special case of rotational motion.
X-Y tables
X-Y tables help provide horizontal motion for automated machinery such as assembly robots in manufacturing facilities.
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