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CNC machining in everyday life

What would our lives be like if we were forced to do without many of the everyday objects we have come to take for granted? Things like sunglasses, mobile phones and automobiles – none of which would exist today without machine tools.

Sunglasses, a mobile phone case or car keys - what if the machine tool had never been invented? Perhaps we would have found some other way of achieving the levels of convenience we are used to today. However, it seems more likely that, in terms of function and form, things would have remained as basic as they were in the time of our forefathers. Because it takes more than just the clever ideas of inventors to satisfy our consumer desires. Very few people are aware that tools and machine tools are used in some way or another in the manufacture of virtually all consumer products.

As longtime market leaders, SINUMERIK CNC systems have played a significant role in shaping recent developments in machine tool design. Time and time again, innovations have made it possible to further optimize construction and application processes. SINUMERIK engineers, with years of industry experience behind them, are now working to ensure that this remains the case in the future, collaborating with machine builders and end-users so that consumers can continue to enjoy familiar products for years to come.

You can read the whole article in the current edition of the motionworld 1/2012. The PDF you will find here.