Saw something similar a Looonngg time ago with a S/34 controlling a sheet metal cutting laser...
From: Pat Barber [mailto:MBOCEANSIDE@postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: Table Saws and As/400 shake....
Joel Fritz wrote:
> Why not indeed. All high end CAD software can produce scripts for
> machining. 'Course AS/400 graphics capability has kind of limited the
> availability of CAD/CAM on the 400.
Yep.... I can see that one bad click on the old browser will get you
in trouble for days....
A few(several) years ago, I saw a S/36 that ran a plywood plant,
the control of the cut of the veneer to make the plywood. The operator
to tell the S/36 how big the log was,and it controlled the biggest lathe
you have ever seen.... As I recall, they had some sort of ascii device
controller that you could attach direct to the S/36.... It wouldn't be
any sweat for the 400 to do it, with somthing like C or Pascal to handle
the funky control languages of various cad/cam devices....
The guys in the woodworking list are still giving me hell about
and woodworkers, soooooo I'll just suffer in silence.....
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