Mazak Newsroom

January 2023

G-Code and Conversational – MAZATROL Does it All

Industrial machining computer numerical control (CNC) programming language has evolved through many iterations since its inception in the 1950s. Standardized in the early 1960s by the Electronic Industries Alliance as RS-247-D and now known as EIA/ISO machine programming – or G-code – it has become the foundational and most widely used protocol for precision control of vertical and horizontal machining centers, lathes and additive 3D printers, detailing every movement and action necessary to produce parts ranging from the simple to the unfathomably complex.

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