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​What started out as an effort focused on making NC programming completely automatic via novel software has turned into one that has highly cost-competitive precision prismatic machining as its end game. And the resulting standardised model will be ‘cut and pasted’ around the globe.

Backed by venture capital (VC) funding and headed up by a board that is tech-sector-experience-heavy, CloudNC aims to be a new style of engineering subcontractor that merges the best manufacturing culture, employed in companies such as Toyota, with the high growth tech culture found in companies such as Google and Facebook. But it is part of trend, it seems.

Read more in Machinery's September issue, p7.