Smiths Industries Aviation Division,
Ian Thomas Ashmeade
N.C.Programmer 1980 - 1983
Came back to Smiths as a N.C Programming Engineer, programming first in A.P.T, then in
Profiledata, and finally in CADCENTRE,s G.N.C language, first on a Prime computer, then on a VAX.
Self taught BASIC, with which I wrote several Machine tool Post processors. Also maintained, and wrote
Post processors in Fortran, and combined the Post processors into printing the Machine tool setup sheets.
Senior Industrial Engineer 1983 - 1987
Promoted to the above position , and introduced VAX 11/730 computer into the programming Dept complete with
a D.N.C Link from the programming office to the machine shop
with a plotter , so that they could get machine setup sheets directly on the shop floor.
Wrote Post Processors for :-
CHURCHILL II LATHE
STAR AUTO LATHE (SLIDING HEAD AUTO)
MAZAK H400 FOUR AXIS MACHINING CENTRE
- In The Begining
- Back to School
- Back to Work
- Back to Play
- Back to the End