Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Engineering (ME)


Mechanical Engineering


Professor J. Tlusty


The purpose of this project was to develop a CNC software base and an Adaptive Control system for a CNC milling machine. The CNC software base consists mainly of Assembly language routines written for the HP-2100 minicomputer for the editing and debugging of N/C data programs. The Adaptive Control system consists of a cutting force transducer, and an Analog to Digital Processor which supply input to an A/C routine resident in the HP-2100 minicomputer. The Adaptive Control system and the cutting forces encountered in milling were simulated in computer programs. The system was stabilized by using the simulation to predict the response of the actual system.

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