Computerized Numerical Control

A review of history, a glimpse of the future

From the time when man shaped various materials with his hands to the advent of today's machines where many processes are automated, the evolution has been enormous.

Although machining techniques, tools and materials have improved in recent decades, it has been electronics that has evolved spectacularly thanks to which production processes have been optimized, tool management has improved, productive maintenance has been implemented... all based on CNCs.

The irruption of the IT world and the fourth industrial revolution are transforming the classic machine tool, opening up a wide range of new possibilities for companies in the sector.

This article is presented as a brief review of the evolution of the machine tool world from its beginnings to this fourth industrial revolution.

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