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Getting Smarter About CNC Programming

Many machinists and shop programmers need to catch up on the computer science and network technology that is developing around the manufacturing technology they rely on to execute their work.

I have worked in the manufacturing industry for over 40 years. I was fortunate to have had a diverse experience that included working as an application engineer for two large machine tool distributors. I have also done direct contract work and have experience in the CAD/CAM industry. I was employed as a application engineer teaching the system and writing post processors for the various pieces of equipment that the software powered.

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