Companies and consumers alike are seeing radical changes in the way everyday work is being done as robotics becomes an increasingly common fixture of the assembly line and the home. Robotics’ newfound ubiquity holds the exciting potential to increase innovation and competition at all levels of the industry, from the modest maker to the most established companies of the business.
Machinists might need complex codes and algorithms for their more advanced projects, but there are some speeds and feeds references that even beginners should know. References that move your machine in a straight line set feedrate and spindle speed start and stop a clockwise spindle, and control your coolant are likely fundamental for most machinists.
The first built-in hard drive came out in the early 1980s, and it was the result of decades of hard work from many different companies and individuals. As Americans use more data than ever before, it’s worth examining how, exactly, we came to have the technology that is so critical to so much of our lives today.