numerical control

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Related to subtractive fabrication: Additive manufacturing, 3D printing

numerical control

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Control of a process or machine by encoded commands that are commonly prepared by a computer.

numerical control

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(General Engineering) engineering a form of computer control applied to machine tools, by which an operation is directed from numerical data stored on tape or punched on cards
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But at this moment, hybrid machines which perform both additive and subtractive fabrication are technically feasible, and may be commercially desirable in the near future.