Quote Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
With C&C machines...
I think you mean CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, usually called "cells". It's a manufacturing continuation of CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAD (Computer Aided Manufacturing). And you're correct, once the 3D programming is finished (cutter paths determined, feed & speed finalized, etc.) then it's just clamp the billet in the correct orientation & hit "go".