Ken Szusnara from Thermwood
I was told it used a new device called a microprocessor. I didn’t know anything about that but did find
a book. It was loose-leaf paper in a three ring binder. I read the book and understood virtually nothing
but I did have the name of the author. I called him and asked if we could do what I wanted. He said
no problem. It would cost about $6,000 – $8,000 and take
about six weeks. It actually took eighteen months and cost a million and a half dollars but we had the
first commercially available CNC control. There were minicomputer based CNC controls used by the
military at the time but this was the first CNC control you could actually buy on the open market.