Thursday, May 24, 2007

CNC and Ribbon Microphones

Rounding out, so to speak, this little vignette of abstract, offbeat posts for the week, is a fisheye view of the insides of a CNC mill artistically depicting its main use - that of machining the many components that go in to new microphones here at Crowley and Tripp. Shown here is an old Lafayette mic that we converted into a ribbon mic, just to see if we could do it.

CNC stands for Computer Numeric Control and is used to denote those machine tools that can be programmed and run via a computer. This is the inside of a brand new Haas vertical mill that we got. Believe it or not, these still come with RS232 interfaces! That's because so many of the still-good machines out there were designed to accept RS232, so even the new ones have it. Also USB, Ethernet etc. of course.

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