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Creating prototypes from technical designs using a computer controlled lathe that cuts to ultra-fine specifications.
One very important method of producing the many precise and interactive parts of complex products like a smartphone, airplane or automobile is CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Turning.
The CNC turning machinist receives a blueprint; then programs a computer using accurate inspection tools to fit the blueprint specification. They set up the CNC lathe on which material turns around an axis at high speed, and where cutting tools driven by computer software are moved to produce the expected part with the cutting or clamping tools most appropriate to the material being used.
The finished part is sent to the assembly line with every other part, and if everyone has done their job well, the final assembly will meet all expectations and the CNC turning machinist has played a pivotal role in this success.
Important elements of the challenge include:
The desired CNC programmes are prepared based on the blueprint.
Competitors will select the proper tools and independently mount, set-up and measure them.
The dimensions must exactly fit the blueprint specifications.
Next, Competitors will machine and measure the test project.
|Medallion for Excellence||734||Yuta Asazu||Japan|
|Medallion for Excellence||732||Boris Satarov||Russia|
|Medallion for Excellence||722||Jeerawat Sakunee||Thailand|
|Medallion for Excellence||720||Marco Kern||Austria|
|Medallion for Excellence||716||Patrick Meier||Switzerland|
|Medallion for Excellence||701||Min Li Rachel Ho||Singapore|
|Medallion for Excellence||700||SHI-BIN CHEN||Chinese Taipei|
|692||Sergio Andres Suescun Sanabria||Colombia|
|690||René Kling Hansen||Denmark|
|683||Renier Wepener||South Africa|
|674||ANURADH THANDAYAN MADAPPURAKKAL||India|
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