System and method of implementing new product designs on computer numerical control machines

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6502002
APP PUB NO 20020055797A1
SERIAL NO

09078899

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The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method using a multi-purpose flexible CNC machine that is able to perform a variety of machining operations on all parts of a product. Specific operations include carving, boring, cutting, grooving, molding, shaping, routing, mortising, edge working, sawing, planing, squaring, sanding, drilling and dovetailing. The CNC control integrates machining instructions, operator instructions and sequence of operations into a coherent package.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THERMWOOD CORPORATIONDALE, IN40

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hardesty, Michael P Dale, IN 23 128
Susnjara, Kenneth J Birdseye, IN 68 679

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